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Four Seasons

Daily Prompt: Realize

Living in Southern California, I didn’t realize that autumn is here. My maple tree is still green. I suddenly remember the time I lived elsewhere, when the trees, mountains, streets, gardens, parks, and beaches, tell me different season is here. Once in a while, I go back to visit the place I used to live – Portland, Oregon. When I go, I take photos, save them to remind me that there are four seasons, even though they aren’t apparent in this part of town.

The four seasons in Portland, Oregon:

spring

Spring flowers along the fence

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Cherry blossom in Japanese Garden.

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Summer spectacular in Rose Garden

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Casual playing in the park

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Fall colors of orange, red trees on the street

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Pumpkins in a raised flower bed.

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Winter fun of skiing on Mount Adams

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Hibernating trees around town.

– Photos by Miriam Hurdle and Mercy Rossi