These photographs were taken April 11 during Portland’s late and unusual snowfall.
Most of my plants are very cold-hardy and have survived major ice storms.
This late cold snap did damage a few plants, but they should recover with time.
My little friend looked cold!
This Mexican Mock Orange sustained some cold damage.
I have since pruned it back so it should be fine.
My Tuscan rosemary is loved by hummers and my neighbor Judy.
I am going to start some plants for her and for my backyard.
It spreads widely and blooms much of the year.
Snow flakes, rain drops, hungry birds and a tiny spider seeking shelter under this tulip.
I love these “Würstle”!
Würstle is the German word for little sausages which is what they remind me of.
Everyone was confused! Even the chickadee!
By the afternoon all the snow had melted.