I moved this shot to the front of my photostream for a reason: I WON! I WON! Did I mention I won?! This is one of two shots I submitted to the Japanese Garden here in Portland for their photo contest - the winners go in their annual calendar. You're looking at February, 2012! You may all call me Miss February now. :) I got the email this afternoon - I am SO freaking excited!!! I cannot WAIT to see the other shots, and to see my shot in print. :)
Bizarre how one place can have so many personalities. Just one week ago this tree looked like a fluffy white pompom. This weekend, under the blanket of fog and early morning light barely hitting the Garden, the tree was green and skeletal.