Spring in Oregon

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Post by alice44 » April 18th, 2011, 2:39 am

Thank you so much!

This is my second illness in just about one month and my second illness in about 7 years and I was not dealing with it at all well.

Today I think I am going to live. I did some laundry and dishes -- and I went outside and walked over the uneven lawn which was painful on my sore foot to take some pictures, which I will get out of the camera today or tomorrow.

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Post by alice44 » April 19th, 2011, 9:14 am

Flowering Quince (photo to follow when I find it)

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Post by alice44 » April 19th, 2011, 9:22 am

This tree grows under my neighbour's Magnolia tree

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 19th, 2011, 9:39 am

So lovely, Alice. I envy your climate in the Northwest compared to ours. The couple of trips I've made to the states of Washington & Oregon left me amazed at the variety & lushness of the plant life there, & all the flowers.
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Post by alice44 » April 19th, 2011, 10:13 am

Currently I am feeling a little cranky about our wildlife as the birds have all deserted my feeder just when I could use the entertainment.

I have lived in Oregon with a short stint in British Columbia (and a shorter less pleasant one in Fort Wayne Indiana) for most of my life so I have grown accustomed to our climate, which aside from horrible rains all winter is fantastic

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Post by macdoum » April 20th, 2011, 2:24 am

Hang in there Alice.. I hope you feel better soon. :nod:
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 20th, 2011, 4:33 am

And I hope the birds return to your feeders, Alice, or new ones arrive. :wave:
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Post by alice44 » May 1st, 2011, 8:29 am

I had a bit of a relapse so now I am taking lots of naps and not trying to do more everyday. My photos are now spread out on three computers so I am going to be posting some a little bit out of order (but then spring doesn't flow in completely logically)


These are Tulips taken down the street from my house.

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Tulips by alice_knitter, on Flickr

Daffodils also from this afternoon

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Post by alice44 » May 1st, 2011, 9:56 am

I guess if I post this way from flickr only 2 pictures per post

I think all of these pictures were taken today when I was on a short walk through my neighbourhood.

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Post by alice44 » May 1st, 2011, 9:11 pm

More flowers from yesterday -- these are not from my yard but from down the street

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Post by Lussi05 » May 1st, 2011, 9:53 pm

Hallo Alice :wave: Those are beautiful pictures. It is nice to see how nature comes alive after the cold and hard winter. We must really enjoy what lays ahead of us :nod:

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Post by alice44 » May 1st, 2011, 11:01 pm

Lussi05 wrote:Hallo Alice :wave: Those are beautiful pictures. It is nice to see how nature comes alive after the cold and hard winter. We must really enjoy what lays ahead of us :nod:
Our winter might shock you rain and rain and more rain and then yet more rain.

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Post by Felis silvestris » May 1st, 2011, 11:11 pm

Wish you a speedy recovery, Alice, and your photos are beautiful, as always! It's really a good thing that after a hard winter - may it be with lots of snow, may it be with rain - colorful flowers, bushes and trees open our hearts! Spring is my favorite season, I like it, when the green is not just green, but so many different shades, when otherwise green corners bloom and when nature explodes over night, as it happened here in this year!
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Post by alice44 » May 2nd, 2011, 3:27 am

Here new growth -- I love the colour variations

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And this one -- the blossoms are just little white things but the new growth!

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Post by alice44 » May 10th, 2011, 7:48 am

Dogwood from down the street (my garden does not have so many flowers)

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Post by Kitty KCMO » May 11th, 2011, 5:26 am

Beautiful, Alice. I love the pink dogwood.
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Post by alice44 » May 18th, 2011, 5:13 am

The first of my larger blossom Clematis have begun to bloom

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Post by Felis silvestris » May 18th, 2011, 8:44 pm

What a beautiful color!
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Post by Lussi05 » May 19th, 2011, 6:28 pm

I agree, it is really beautiful..

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Post by alice44 » June 11th, 2011, 10:38 am

These images are about a week old

Dogwood Blossoms from down the street

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Lavender

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