Hello my friends! Today is the first day of Spring and I'm so happy to bid farewell to old man Winter! Yesterday I went to a printer to get my new Medicare card laminated and this amazing Magnolia tree was in front of the store.. isn't the color amazing?
I think I need to plant a few more Magnolia varieties! I just have the Star - a white one.
On my way home I pulled off the road by this gorgeous plum tree - it's located in front of a historic property - built in 1912, the Portland Auto Club, Viking Park, an Arabian farm and was purchased by Junki Yoshida (of Teriyaki sauce fame). This place is right on the Sandy River and right next to the Stark Street Bridge on the South side.
There is not much more grand of a vision as a plum tree in full bloom.
A little closer...
Closer still. Sweet.
I got home and a box from Amazon was on the table. I had been inspired by my friend Flora, who gave the American Indians program at the volunteer training workshop on Saturday. Flora is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation. She is descended from 5 different tribes - Quinault, Chinook, Cowlitz, Cree and Sioux. So, I got this book so I can learn more of the Indian tribes and their lives in this wonderful state of Oregon.
I also ordered a Pendleton design beach towel in the Chief Joseph design - color, cherry! How bright and pretty it is! I use a beach towel when I swim and thought this would be a fun design to use at the pool. :-)
I volunteer at Multnomah Falls today with my friend Shirley. The weather is cloudy with sun breaks, right now it's 42 degrees F. It's supposed to get up to 52. But no rain, so that is good. Tomorrow is my lunch with the girls.. Taci, Gracie and Betsy. We might have a new NW blogger join us, that will be fun! Alright, get out there and enjoy the first day of Spring and hopefully you have some flowers to enjoy! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)