L.K. Madigan (lkmadigan) wrote,
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Alien Landscape

I know for those of you who live in traditionally wintry places, Portlanders’ fascination with our ARCTIC BLAST 08 is amusing … but truly, this kind of weather doesn’t happen here often. Some winters we don’t get any snow at all, and even when we do most of our snow melts within a day or two.

A week ago today, when we got our first ARCTIC BLAST (1), we rushed out to enjoy sledding and tromping through snow.

Yesterday’s ARCTIC BLAST (2) poured down a foot of dry snow, which was frosted overnight with a layer of ice. So walking sounds like this: crack-punch … crack-punch … crack-punch.

I took my dogs out for a brief walk. (They didn’t really like the crack-punching effect.)

Did we let this stop us?

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Heck no!






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So fantastical.



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Seedheads.


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Bird bath, post-ARCTIC BLAST (2).


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Ferns in spring.


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Ferns in winter. I love how sprawly they look!


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Butterfly bush in summer.


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Butterfly bush in winter.


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Blueberries in summer.


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Blueberries in winter.



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Anemone in winter.





I couldn’t find a photo of my gooseneck loosestrife in summer on my computer, so I got this off the Internet to give you an idea how they look.


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Gooseneck in winter.



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Stalwart flowers.


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Me, in temperature-controlled room, re-touched and de-freckled by Photoshop.


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Makeup-less me in winter.

Tags: flora & fauna
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