I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, winter in the Pacific Northwest is extraordinary. I’ve taken to calling it “mixed greens” in my head, as the forests are a study in every possible shade and texture of green.
On a 50-degree January day (let’s just take a moment for this midwesterner to process that), I went for a hike. Here’s what I saw.
I stayed until the light finally disappeared over the hills.
Considering the blanket of cold and ice covering much of the rest of the country, I was especially grateful for every sun-dappled moment.
All pictures taken by me with a Nikon D3400
at Tryon Creek State Park in Portland