Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring in Portland

Moving from the snow of the Midwest and mountains, Spring is here in the Northwest. Although tethered to the city this week, there is plenty of beauty around town.

Although the Pasqueflowers are still buried beneath the snow, their relative Anemone flowers are bright and delicate. They close at night and open with the warmth of the day.

Anemone Blanda

Another Anemone in white

Macro shots highlight the delicate structures

This evening the 2 day old moon makes an appearance behind some thin cirrus clouds in the west.

Two day old "Crow or Lenten Moon"