I took a trip out to Oregon this last week and fell into Heaven!!!
The Portland neighborhood streets were blooming paradises for me.
It was so relaxing!
I had to take pictures of everything...
And when your an Alaskan that just went through a record all time snow fall,
flowers make you forget that cold winter instantly.
Fields of color....
It was amazingly beautiful!!!
Oregon had a pretty cold winter as well so all the blooms were a little
on the late side, but perfect timing for me.
I was so happy so see the cherry trees still blooming.
We drove out to the Willamette Valley and stopped for a walk along the
river. I love this old paddle wheeler.
There is a floating dock for fisherman to sit out on. One lucky fisherman
caught this little guy. I don't know what kind of fish it is,
but it was sent back to the water. This fisherman was looking
for something bigger and tastier!
Along the riverbank I saw these beautiful wild pussy willows.
I have never seen any this long.
I spotted deer tracks along the way.
And wild irises.
I also spotted this mother bird trying to tuck all her babies under her wing.
If you look closely you can see a set of legs hanging out from under her.
I love Oregon and it's ivy.
And all the mossy lichens in the trees.
It was a bit of heaven for me!!