I threw on the daypack, grabbed the camera and took off from home on a beautiful morning.
After hiking down to Washington Park I turned uphill to the Rose Garden.
The Portland International Rose Test Garden is the oldest public garden of its kind in the United States. In the early summer the delightful smells and delicate features of the roses in bloom are always a treat.
Walking among the large variety of roses, I spent a good while taking photos of the spectacular flowers.
Leaving the Rose Garden, I followed the Wildwood Trail, then the Marquam Trail to the top of Council Crest before returning home on the eight-mile outing.
What a nice way to enjoy a few hours of sunshine.