Portland Plants 18 :
These are some photos that I took on Monday. The weather was beautiful, but a little bit of wind made taking close-ups a bit more difficult. Not that I'm complaining! I'll take wind over rain any day.
My photo excursion was pretty successful. I found a few new plants and got some decent photos of some familiar plants. I also spotted a mystery plant that I'm excited to return to (if I can find it again).
Here are some of the photos that I took earlier in the week.
I almost missed this amazing plant. I spotted it out of the corner of my eye and came in for a closer look. I'm glad I did.
A couple of the flowers weren't quite ripe yet.
At first I thought these purple/black flowers were tulips, but the shape of the petals has me thinking that this is a different type of flower.
This flower is ugly (or sick?), but it's new to me so I'm including it.
This is some sort of blossom tree after the petals have fallen off. They have a kind of firework feel to them that I love.
Here's another one that isn't exactly beautiful. This is a baby flower that grows on a shrub or tree. It's almost like origami, the way the petals and leaves are all folded into each other.
This plant is a mystery to me, and I really want to see what it's going to do. This was found in a small planter with a ton of these bulbs. This is the only bulb (or bud?) that was starting to crack open.
I'm pretty sure I've featured this flower before. That won't stop me from featuring it again. There's something about the simple elegance of this flower that makes me feel good.
I know this shot is out of focus, but the feeling I get from this shot won't be ignored.
This is a really strange flower. They grow on trees that look more like an explosion at a neon factory than trees.
From this angle, the flowers almost look like shoes. From other angles, they look like poisoned insects.
I'm going to end this post here. On this excursion, I took some videos of a few of the plants, but the plant photos didn't make the cut for this post (except the neon tree directly above). I think I'll make a smaller post with the video and photos. Stay tuned for that.
I hope Spring is treating you well, where ever you may be located. When you're out and about, be sure to stop and smell the roses (or other flowers, depending on the season).