Springtime in Portland is an interesting and fun time. In most places, spring means mild showers, some warm days, and some chilly, and a lot of flowers everywhere. In Portland, all of those things and more will show up in one afternoon. On Monday, it started off a beautiful sunny and mid 50's day, but then quickly started to rain, then back to sun, then suddenly hailed for a few minutes, and then became sunny again; all in a span of 30 minutes. Portland Spring keeps you on your toes and reminds everyone to make sure that they are wearing layers and bring a raincoat everywhere they go.
Students hanging out outside Beautiful flowers popping out outside my residence hall
Because it is warming up and being more spring-like, there have been more and more people hanging out outside doing work, tanning, throwing frisbees, or just getting a little Vitamin D. It's amazing how quickly campus transforms when the sun comes out, it feels more alive and active and I (and everyone that I've seen) loves it. Our campus is already ridiculously beautiful (we get ranked very highly in that category in most rankings) but when the sun comes out, I look around and can't believe where I am staying. It amazes me daily that I go to school here and it isn't some place that people just visit because it's so pretty.
If you have any questions about L&C or life at college in general, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you all have a wonderful and beautiful week!