It was a warm, sunny, early spring day in the City of Roses. A great day to break out the daypack, the Nikon camera, a good telephoto lens and enjoy a 12-mile loop hike from home.
The sunshine brought out many folks to bike, jog and walk their dogs in the Pearl District and the Willamette Riverfront Park. The area was brimming with energy at the Marina (dragon boats were stirring), folks were lining up to take the tram up 500 feet in three minutes to the Oregon Health & Science University, and people were testing their stamina hiking up the trails in Southwest Portland.
What a nice way to spend a few hours in early spring. And, what a great variety of interesting things to see.