Portland‘s been having a very mild winter this year, which I’m super into—that’s what I signed up for when Honey Bear and I moved from Pennsylvania: a distinct lack of snow.
(Howevs, last January it snowed a foot [which is easier for me to visualize if I say it snowed the height of one Barbie doll]. This was immediately followed by freezing rain, and temperatures stayed below 32 degrees for a full week. The city all but shut down because no roads were salted or plowed. As a Yankee, I was aghast by the solution of “Let’s just wait ’til it melts!”)
One of the reasons I was initially attracted to Portland was because the mild, warm weather makes everything stay green all year long. I love plants, even though I’m lazy about gardening. My method of growing stuff and caring for greenery is to just try my luck: Scatter some seeds at random and see what turns up. And then I don’t know what to do with them once they actually start to grow, so I donate them to a friend.
Still, my laissez-faire attitude toward horticulture doesn’t stop me from wanting to be surrounded by plant life like you’ll find in this post. Maybe these images will inspire you to up the amount of nature in the world yourself!
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