As you can see, it’s been slow to warm. What warmth there has been has contributed to this impressive display, with a fencepost snow soldier in the foreground.
Here’s the snow flying.
And here’s the blue skies of a sunny and cold day.
The snow covered things in a very blanket-y fashion.
Here it is piled on the contorted quince.
And it’s not a backyard snow picture without checking in on the accumulation on the top of the garbage bins.
Surprise snow too, which is my favorite kind. I find the various permutations of “Will it snow” exhausting. (Though there are many fewer permutations now that I mostly work from home.)
I enjoyed how the snow coated the catio.
And you can see that there was a lot of it!
Matt and I made ice cream snow to celebrate. Matt says he’s not had ice cream snow before. I’m not sure if that’s true. But we both enjoyed it.
Now that the tree has been cleared from the road, we can see that the poor car did not fare well when pitted against a giant tree.
And here is a shot of the tree’s diameter.
The Astro near our house has been closed for quite a long time. They needed to replace their big tanks. They also put in a new digital sign.
Matt was away, and I took the picture to show him it was finally open. But I am posting the picture to capture that I walked by when they were removing one of the gasoline tanks and it was huge. It was taller than me, easily and probably the length of two cars.
I had no idea such big infrastructure existed.
Once upon a time (say, last week) the house at 1516 N. Winchell Street had two monkey puzzle trees framing its entrance. Now there is just one. And a big mess.
This was such a big tree, I’m actually surprised I didn’t hear it fall.
Aside from blocking the road, it also did some major damage to this car.
While some monkey puzzle trees in Portland are from the Lewis & Clark Exposition, this house was built in 1927, long after the exposition closed. But I bet the trees were planted around the time the house was built.
On an electrical panel by the vet office on Interstate Place
They are indeed!
This snowball bush is abundant in a way that I usually don’t see. Compare it to the wan little snowballs in this photo.
I haven’t enjoyed this spring much, but this little bush really did.
The beautiful Atomic Age cinder block midcentury has been torn down and is now becoming three new residences.
I wonder if this flyer came from the Art Assignment’s fake flyer lesson.
This is a very positive spin on the fake flyer.
The link above had examples of other fake flyers. This one was funny enough that I took the time to clip and save the picture so I could paste it in here.