The torrential rains of March have given way to an explosion of spring color. Trees and flowers are blooming all over the place. Our daffodils have pushed themselves up from beneath the soil and begun exhibiting cheery yellow blooms.
The flowering pear tree in our front yard is doing what its name implies - sprouting frilly white blossoms.
And delicate little purple and pink flowers are blooming beside our neighbor's fence.
With crummy weather forecast for the mountains (wind+rain=no skiing!), my daughter home on spring break, and my hubby finally back after three long weeks in China, I decided to stay put this weekend. Being home in the daylight, I finally noticed our now-colorful front yard.
Between rain showers, I had time to grab my camera and capture some of the spring's colorful floral display.
March was so drab and gray. The Portland area received 7.75 inches of rain - in just this month! When everything started blooming and greening up, it was most a welcome sight.
It's a sure sign that spring is finally here!
Although I'll still be traveling up to the mountain to play in the snow, it's nice to see everything blooming again in town. There isn't a more beautiful place than Portland in the spring.