Spring in Oregon

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Re: Spring in Oregon

Post by Manu » July 3rd, 2012, 7:01 pm

Thank you, Alice, for all this beautiful pictures :wave: ...

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Post by alice44 » July 9th, 2012, 9:25 am

Thanks Manu
I really love taking pictures. It helps me see the world around me.


A flower (and some spider web) from in town

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Post by alice44 » August 22nd, 2012, 12:09 pm

It is not yet spider time, but there are plenty of bees.

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Post by Lussi05 » September 2nd, 2012, 10:09 pm

Beautiful pictures Alice, thank you :wave:
It's plenty of wasps/bees here too. They have left their nests, "buzzing" around half dead. It's easy to get a wasp/bee sting if we are not aware :help:

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Post by alice44 » September 7th, 2012, 8:50 am

I have a thing about taking pictures of bees

Bee on a Mint flower in my backyard
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I do not know what this flower is -- I need to figure it out. It may be invasive and it can definitely grow in a tiny crack in the pavement. -- This is in my parent's neighbourhood. I don't think there is any in mine.
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Post by alice44 » September 7th, 2012, 8:51 am

Today -- Wednesday 06 Septermber -- I went to the beach, mostly to look for beach birds but we also just enjoyed the day -- sun and fog at the shore.

Beverly Beach
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Later in the day and farther south
Ona Beach
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Post by Bea » September 7th, 2012, 10:40 am

Beautiful photos, alice :thumbs:

It seems you had a good day at the beach with great views!

A few days ago I saw here in BR TV program a travelling magazine and people were in Oregon, it was wonderful there!

I´ll go and have a look to remember which route they took .....

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Got it now - this is the link to BR mediathek - sorry, in German only :unsure:
http://mediathek-video.br.de/B7Mediathe ... ccode=both

The route was Portland - Pendleton - Baker City - Bend - Crater Lake - Florence - McMinnville

If somebody had asked me to pack my suitcase and go there immediately I would have said "YES" :laugh:
Nature does nothing in vain (Aristoteles)

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Post by alice44 » October 3rd, 2012, 1:01 am

Bea I am sorry I thought I had responded -- I do think Oregon is beautiful (if we could have European cities -- denser population and smaller it would be pretty near perfect.)

I had to look up Baker City because I do not know much about it although I once took an Arts Management class with a guy from there.

I did not find the right program -- but I watched one that seemed to be set in the Alps -- very beautiful

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Post by alice44 » October 3rd, 2012, 1:09 am

So although I am kind of admitting that it is now autumn.

I thought I might post a last spring/summer image or two -- taken not too long ago.

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Post by alice44 » October 3rd, 2012, 1:10 am

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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2013, 10:03 am

Spring 2013

10 Feb
This was about the first crocus to bloom (it is deep under the flowering quince, which is now in bloom)

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Same day -- first buds of the Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles) above

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Post by Lussi05 » March 29th, 2013, 11:43 am

Beautiful pictures, Alice!!

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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2016, 5:21 am

Finally Some Up-dates
Oregon Spring 2016

This winter in the Willamette Valley was mild and wet.

Sweet Violets in my lawn

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Hellebore in my yard

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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2016, 7:04 am

This one looks like winter (I think we use this for Christmas decoration) but this photo was taken this spring.

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Flowering Quince

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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2016, 7:42 am

I have forgotten what these are -- they are a perennial, which dies back to nothing or almost nothing in the winter, then they grow to about a meter tall and make pretty delicate flowers. I was working hard to pull english ivy out of the bed.

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another one I don't know what it is ... but I love it. It grows under my neighbour's Magnolia

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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2016, 9:43 am

More Flowering Quince ---

They bloom after most of the earliest bulbs are finished, but before most of the rest of the flowers and my hummingbirds love them -- so I love them too.

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Post by alice44 » March 29th, 2016, 10:23 am

Magnolia
The previous flowering tree grows beneath this one.

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This little tree lives across the street from me.

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There are hundreds of dandelions in my yard.

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Post by Lussi05 » March 29th, 2016, 9:47 pm

Alice, your flower pictures are beautiful, and I love the color on the Flowering Quince - Thank you.

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