Four seasons in PDX

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People typically have a predictable opinion of Portland weather. Gray and rainy, with flashes of warm and sunny. This winter has lived up to all stereotypes.

Winter started back in late October. My buddy Martin visited from Germany and was greeted with cold rain. Then late in December we had a legitimate winter storm. Snow and ice stayed on the ground for several days.

Then in January and February it just got dreary. Cold and dark for days/weeks on end. That’s still going on now as March approaches. You can already see buds coming out on the trees. And some of the cherry trees are already blooming. I imagine the whole lot will explode once we get a string of consecutive warm, sunny days.

I’ll enjoy spring once it gets here. It hasn’t yet.