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Photo Essay: Forest Park

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The world is changing. And by that I mean the natural world, flowers and trees and stuff–from far off forests to local parks, even the patch of grass outside your front door. Inside and outside the cycle of seasons, there is always something new to behold. How could I have forgotten the constantly inconstant majesty of nature?

As spring approaches, the cool blue tones of the winter sky start to give way to some mildly gold shimmers by late afternoon. It is actually possible to see these qualitative differences in light where shadows form—from behind tall trees, through venetian blinds in quiet living rooms, or from your own long shadow stretched out on the sidewalk. Something awakens from out of the comforting darkness of winter.

Forest Park in Portland, Oregon is the “largest forested natural area within city limits in the United States,” comprised of a surprising 5,100 wooded acres. The following images are my snapshots from a recent brisk Saturday morning walk–starting at a trail just over two miles northwest from such city landmarks as Powell’s Books–where I (re)discovered a bit of the park’s beautiful dark magic hinting at spring.

Mia Ferm currently resides in Portland, Oregon where she is a collective member of Cinema Project. She is a writer, photographer, and videographer and holds an MA in Cinema Studies from NYU.