Alright, well in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon anyway, the cold snap has pretty much passed for this year. While we may still get a few more cold days inland of the coast, pretty much, the really cold weather for this Winter has passed. Of course, as soon as I say that, we’ll get an extended cold weather snap. May even still get some snow? But now we can start thinking about the warmer days ahead. Plus, the days are getting longer too – just the other day I stuck my head out the door at 5pm and celebrated that it’s still actually daylight at 5pm here. As you can tell, I like when it gets warmer.You might want to start looking closely at the outdoor plants in your neighborhood. You’ll see some tiny buds beginning their short blossom period. Fruit trees will have tiny little buds on them. Rhododendron plants will have large size buds on them.
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Laurelhurst Park in Portland, Oregon is easily my favorite park. Of course, I’m somewhat bias, since I live just 2 blocks away. But, really, it is definitely an extraordinary park. It’s 5 Portland blocks long and 4 blocks wide, and bordered by some of the most beautiful houses in Portland.
What I really like about this park is all of the old trees. All different kinds of trees, Magnolias, Chinese Redwoods, Sequoia, Larch, Douglas Fir, etc, etc,. I’d almost swear there’s probably every species of trees living in that park. Along one of the paths, there exists a tree with an opening at the base of it. It’s perfect for placing different objects withing. For the nearly 8 years that I’ve lived down the street from this park, I’d walk in the park nearly daily, and whenever I’d walk by this one particular tree, there’s always something different placed there. There’s been single objects there, like this Magnolia Flower Blossom. There’s been groups of objects found. Objects have been placed there in remembrance of people unknown. And various scenes created like the image in this post. It’s always fun to walk by to see what’s happening in the tree.
This time I walked by and saw this little bedroom re-created within. And, I had my camera with me that time. So, I was able to capture the scene permanently. I’m calling this image Bedroom Tea Party.