It happens this way …
One of the minor disappointments during this time of quarantine is not being able to make my annual pilgrimage to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland. Mid-May is usually the time when flowers and trees are at their height. But, because spring is a few weeks early this year, they are probably ready to burst into vibrant colors at any moment.
Since I can’t travel the few miles it takes to get to the Garden, I went for a walk one street south and found the most glorious spring I can remember. Were camellias, lilacs, azaleas, dogwood, rhodies, golden chain trees always within this two moment’s walk from my home? Of course! But because my focus was farther away, I missed the near-at-hand.
I went for a stroll with my camera on this picture-perfect afternoon and here’s what I saw. Even the reflections in a rain puddle were beautiful!