How’s this for a gorgeous manzanita bush in bloom?! I was out showing houses yesterday, saw this, screeched to a stop and hopped out to take a picture. It’s spring in Bend, we almost made it through a wonderful, snowy winter! And the deer haven’t nibbled all the blooms yet, it’s a miracle. This was in a neighborhood, so imagine what they look like all over our mountains – just glorious pink and green. Bring on spring!