by Kimberly A. Cook (Twitter@ WarriorTales)
Last Tuesday Velda the hedgehog at the Oregon Zoo predicted an early Spring. Seems Phil the Groundhog said the same thing, but Velda has a better record than Phil, so hedgehogs rock! True to both their predictions, signs of the coming Spring abounded this past weekend.
On my way to my writer group, I stopped at my carpool buddy’s house. She needed to take her dog Amos, a Corgi, for a quick walk before we left. Amos was not too thrilled about the “quick” part of the walk, he wanted to mosey. I couldn’t blame him. So while they were off finding the perfect tree, I wandered in her front yard taking photos.
My carpool buddy is a member of the camellia society and you can see why. I could not resist the pictures. So here are a few of my favorites.
Not to be outdone, these red berry things looked gorgeous too. They felt like the holidays but looked like Spring. How do they do that?
Then the next day on my way back from the grocery store Super Bowl morning, I took a wrong turn but ended up with a perfect view of Mt. Hood. We say “the mountain is out” around here when we can see it, so this gorgeous sunny Sunday was the perfect time to get a picture of her with all her snow.
So have camera will travel! Right around my own neighborhood. Are you ready to take Spring snapshots?