Friday, June 20, 2014
Bloom Where You Are Planted...or...Make Lemonade...
Creatures of another sort are plentiful in the city.
The various Farmers Markets provide fantastic epicurean treats and music fills the streets and green spaces.
Portland Rose Garden out-blossomed the parade and continues to attract flower children, who just can't get enough olfactory pleasure and bury their faces into bush after bush - stopping only to point the camera at particular fancies.
Right next door is the serenity of the Japanese Gardens, which is welcome after the masses of flower lovers.
Below is the beauty that took my breath away.
The Sellway Bridge, near my lodgings, allows for a photo op of the majestic Willamette River - Lewis and Clark country.
Just turn around and the green and clean city of Portland peeks over the tranquil river.
...and of course, I've maintained that I am still on Skye in my heart, so why shouldn't I run across some wee ones practicing in the park on the way home?