Its hard to look at the darkening skies and not think of the coming rains. Portland, though immune from the cold and snow that chill other cities with similar longitudes, still has a northern kind of mentality. Its no coincidence that we have fantastic book stores and make lots of beer. Its what keeps us ’til the Spring. Perhaps this is why we made these flowers. Totems to remind us that the sun will come again and Portland will be one of the loveliest places on earth.