Spring! Really?

Ice in one part, water in the other

Dear Liza,

It has been a weird few days. Exciting, but weird.

First, we had blooms…lots of blooms. Jonquils, crocus, Daphnes, and jasmines, looking like they came off a Hallmark card and smelling like a perfume factory. Bright yellows and purples, in bizarre combinations, just all over the place.

Then we had snow…drifting flakes that match the lyrics to the song we used to sing in Kinderbloom, “It snowed last night, it snowed last night, the sky bears had a pillow fight!”

Then the temperature went up two degrees, and it all melted away, except for the little lake in Laurelhurst Park, half of which stayed frozen. Sticks tossed on it bounced. Frozen weeds looked like trapped Inferi. Confused ducks walked on it.

Spring is coming, and I’m sure that in the hot weather of July, I will remember this cold weather fondly.


Grandma Judy

Spring is making a good try!
Puzzled ducks

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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