For the second time in recent memory we have NO orchard blossoms during Blossom Festival. There is nothing. It's tragically sad. Especially for those people that traveled many miles to revel in fragrant blooms only to be disappointed by a still wintery landscape.
They should have called ahead.
Our spring has been cold and wet and many orchardists are even worried that their trees will have any fruitful blossoms at all. We shall see in the next few weeks.
I did find one of the most beautiful flowering trees in our town in full bloom today.
Today was also the opening day for Little League Baseball.
I also went to the annual Blossom Festival plant sale to buy some shrubs for my church and found the whole place was a mud hole after yesterday's rain. I sank to my ankles with every step. Now I need to clean my suede boots.
Thus is springtime in Oregon!