Spring Keeps Trying…

… but it’s been an uphill battle so far. We had the wettest March since 1957, not including the foot or so of snow total over three falls. The wind has been brutal, 60-65 mph gusts on three days last week, and steady flow the rest of the time. We’ve lost branches to both snow and wind. I’m adding a few pictures of snow, daffodils and such. We had a break in the rain yesterday, but it’s back today and forecast for the next week. Sure this is Portland, but as last year, it’s over the top. Hopefully in another month we’ll be able to get out in the garden, take longer walks, maybe wear a T-shirt now and then. Meanwhile, it’s good weather for hot cocoa and reading.

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9 Responses to Spring Keeps Trying…

  1. Thanks or the pics. They remind me fondly of living in a climate where there’s more than one season.

  2. I guess we got lucky. We were in Portland a week ago Friday and it was absolutely gorgeous outside.

  3. Evan Lewis says:

    Hey, you did say you wanted to get more reading done.

  4. Richard says:

    You’re welcome, Ron, sometimes that one climate things sounds pretty good. That’s sort how it felt in southern California, but it was a pretty mild, nice climate. I have to admit sometimes I miss the warm – but not too hot – sun.

  5. Richard says:

    Chris, yes that was a nice couple of days. You hit it just right.

  6. Richard says:

    Yes, Evan. Yes I did. And as you see tonight, I have been reading.

  7. Randy Johnson says:

    We had a fairly mild winter, as most everybody except you folks in the Northwest it looks like. We had one mild snow that was gone in less than a day and right now getting those balmy, mid-seventies days.

  8. p881 says:

    I am reconsidering moving to Portland. Although the pictures are terrific.

  9. Richard says:

    It was 36 when I got up this morning at 7:00. We’ll hit 52, maybe.

    p881 – This has been an aberration. You wouldn’t reconsider living in western New York because it was warm there this year, would you? In another month, it will be delightful here and when the rest of the country is broiling we’ll be basking in high 70s, low 80s and gardening, walking by the river, dining on the patio.

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