A hike to beautiful roses with my favorite model


We threw on the daypacks, I grabbed the camera and we took off from home on a beautiful morning.

After hiking down Vista Hill to Washington Park we turned uphill to the Rose Garden.

The Portland International Rose Test Garden is the oldest public garden of its kind in the United States. At Rose Festival time 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, we returned home on the five-mile outing.

What a nice way to enjoy a few hours of sunshine on the last day of spring.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

Rose

Rose

My favorite Model

My favorite Model

Rose

Rose

Light rail coming out of West Hills tunnel

Light rail coming out of West Hills tunnel

Rose

Rose

Dogwood blossom

Dogwood blossom

Poignant sculpture at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Poignant sculpture at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial

Rose

Rose

Downtown Portland from the Rose Garden

Downtown Portland from the Rose Garden

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Rose

Bee on a Vetch

Bee on a Vetch

Rose

Rose

My Favorite Model

My Favorite Model

Rose

Rose

Mt. St. Helens with Mt. Rainier peaking up on its side

Fresh snow on Mt. St. Helens with Mt. Rainier peaking up on its side

Rose

Rose

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Mt. St. Helens is almost starting to look like a real mountain again. Time marches on.

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