We returned from our east coast trip early in the month, happy to see our bulbs and crabapple tree in full bloom.
On April 11th we had an unusual late season snowstorm covering all the blossoms. It melted within a day, and though hail, wind and rain hit sporadically that week, we were also treated to several rainbows.
We hiked the Lyle Cherry Orchard West Loop on April 6th, – our second time on this new trail. Today we saw the early spring flowers, the always spectacular views, and a lot less wind compared to our hike here last December!
On April 15th, we took a quick loop through Tryon Creek on our annual spring hike to see the trillium and skunk cabbage….
April 21st to 27th we travelled to the southwest, Nevada and Utah, the subject of my next post.
On return to Portland, the neon green of our city glowed from the airplane window. I was pleased to see the dogwoods and azaleas in the neighborhood in full bloom.
My knitting this month:
And…I celebrate the approval of our new Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson…though her presence will probably not be enough to thwart the regressive decisions looming….