The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring

After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland earlier in the month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That’s right, the signs of spring are finally upon us.

For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, but for Finn McSpool it means heading out to the garden and demanding a floral photo shoot. Seriously, he’s such a diva!

Of course, the first stop had to be the Beastie-sized mini-daffodils…

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Then Finn started belting out that old Psychedelic Furs’ tune “Pretty in Pink” when he jumped in amongst the bergenia blooms….

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Did I mention spring fashions? Because Finn loves to color-coordinate and these violas were right up his spring fashion alley….

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Looking good is important, but so is smelling good. Since Finn refuses to put down his book to take a proper shower, I was REALLY glad that he didn’t mind rolling around in the beautifully scented daphne shrub for a bit…

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And once you’re looking good and smelling good, what else is there to do but take a little stroll along the primrose path…

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Speaking of strolling, since my garden is only just getting started with its flowering, I’ve also been getting my floral fix on my walks around the neighborhood, including this gorgeous magnolia a couple blocks away….

..and this pretty little member of the Rose family I found tucked away amongst the hedges…

What’s blooming near you? Do you love spring or dread it? Or is it autumn where you live?

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