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Portland Heights is well known for the rich colors of its springtime flowers. The variety of the old rhododendrons and azalais are amazing.
Portland Heights is also famous for the the autumn foliage that turns beautiful shades of red, orange, and gold. Many of the trees are native big-leave maples.
But, wintertime has its moments too. The high Cascade volcanos are covered in bright fresh snow. A few songbirds overwinter near the city. Murders of crows cover the sky flying back to their roosts in the evening. Even some snow falls onto the hillsides and valley floors at times.
By late January the early flowers will begin to bloom and spring will soon appear.
Until then, I will enjoy the stark beauty of winter.
Winter berries surviving some fresh snow
Winter in Porland