Beautiful Things #12: Spring!

I can't deny the complete joy I feel when the flowers end their hibernation and decide to bloom. It's magical. Leaving California for Portland summer, I thought I would miss out on a beautiful Spring but the flowers here in Portland are very dramatic. I'm loving every minute. And once my bouquets start to fade, I press the petals and file them into a box full of glassine envelopes to enjoy after the season has passed. 

A few of my own photos of flowers in and around Portland.

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