New Year’s Day Walk in the Hoyt Arboretum
We woke up to a dense fog this morning in Portland, Oregon. It’s been funny weather here recently - not the winter rains that we’re used to, but foggy mornings turning into sunny, mild afternoons. The colors of trees and plants are highlighted in the fog, which was so thick this morning in the arboretum that you could hear the moisture dripping from the trees into the understory.
Cherry Bark Birch
Hawthorns hanging on to their fruit into the early winter.
Hawthorn fruit and moss clinging to the trees
Hawthorn fruit blanket the ground now….reversing the colors in the landscape.
The fog has lifted, but the winter colors of the landscape are still evident.
If you’re in the area, this is a place not to be missed. Hoyt Arboretum: