Spring fever

That moment the weather starts turning, and everybody collectively swarms outside on the first nice spring days… Today was one of those days. Sure, the flowers have been blooming for weeks now, but it’s been way too cold to want to go out and really enjoy them. And then, nice weather hits and you find yourself outdoors with the whole rest of the world, or so it seems – all escaping the confines of four walls to enjoy sunshine & gentle breezes on our now pasty white skin. Sure, in Oregon, it’s still like walking through a swamp if you can’t find any high ground, but we don’t care. We need to get out, and out we all go. Spring fever is upon us!

 

Tiny White Flowers

Tiny White Flowers

 

Yellow cowslip

Yellow cowslip

 

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

 

Chartreuse Green Flowers

Chartreuse Green Flowers

 

Pink Camellia and Bud

Pink Camellia and Bud

 

Pale Green Hellebore

Pale Green Hellebore

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Lovely dead crap

Have you ever taken a walk in the winter time and noticed all of the lovely dead crap out there? Yep. You heard me right. Lovely. Dead. Crap. On first glance, it looks brown and ugly, and some of it really is, but if you stop to look, some of it is actually quite beautiful. And I’m one of those people who stops to take photos of it. You may think I’m the only one, but there is actually a lovelydeadcrap hashtag on Instagram, and a hub that reposts photos people tag of their lovely dead crap. I’m not kidding you. Check it out: lovelydeadcrap  You can also check out my Instagram gallery: 1murtle where I not only post photos of lovely dead crap, but also post lots of nature photos and cat photos. Beauty can be found even in the bleakest days of winter. You’d be amazed by the beauty you can find when nothing is blooming – if only you take time to look.

 

Dry hydrangea flowers

Dry hydrangea flowers

 

Funny faces

Funny faces

 

Long gone, but not forgotten.

Long gone, but not forgotten.

 

Beautiful twisty branches

Beautiful twisty branches

 

Rose hips

Rose hips

 

Dry fuzzy flowers

Dry fuzzy flowers

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