Green light

By the street. (May 28 2:55 p.m.)

It’s a gray Memorial Day, so I’ll let yesterday and sunny days previous speak for the season.  Summer is closing in now.  The green leaves have filled the view of the windows.

(May 19 11:24 a.m.)

And the front yard is filling up. …Over brown leaves that have yet to dissolve.

(May 17 2:13 p.m.)

And to think, this is what these leaves looked like only two weeks ago.

Holes, already. (May 19 1:32 p.m.)

The recently barren small tree by the driveway is now verdant.

Pay no attention to the tape on the mailbox… (May 23 12:45 p.m.)

May 23rd alone was quite a day.  Countless dandelion seed puffs drifted through the air like snow, but did not settle.  They ran down the streets, and swirled in the breeze.  I have video of that.  Makes me think of Chris Cornell’s recent passing, his Dandelion (Audioslave song).

Where insects go, spiders follow. (May 23 7:07 p.m.)
(May 28 2:56 p.m.)

One of the manually-planted trees at USM Portland reveal its own white flowers.

(May 15 2:43 p.m.)

The cherry blossom trees are now green too.

(May 25 4:33 p.m.)

The people there don’t leave it with just the trees.

(May 25 4:35 p.m.)

Or merely the same-old.  These purple/magenta flowers run all the way down the street.

(May 25 1:02 p.m.)

Some more flowers in Portland that catch the eye.

(May 25 1:01 p.m.)

But the dandelions appear ubiquitous.

(May 28 2:51 p.m.)

Lastly, I saw a small garden snake yesterday, slowly slithering under leaves.  I got some footage of that too. 😀 Of course, it hid from me.

(May 28 2:53 p.m.)

So many different kinds of animals are out now… including the pests I have to “neutralize” with my hands, from mosquitoes at night (hurray, itchy bumps should I dare venture outside), to ants that force me to pause … in writing this post.  The list goes on.

(May 23 7:07 p.m.)

Before I finish and before the day ends… I care to acknowledge the many brave men and women who risked their lives to serve and protect us, our national interests and freedom at home, and paid the ultimate price.  Memorial Day is not a day to celebrate those who came home, but to honor those who died, and comfort the families and surviving veterans who served with them. … You are not forgotten.

Half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day. (May 15 5:37 p.m.)

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