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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.
But, not this day. In early May, I was a month away from the roses blooming. Still, it was enjoyable photographing other flowers and walking among the rose bushes.
Leaving the Rose Garden, I followed the Wildwood Trail, then the Marquam Trail to the top of Council Crest before returning home on the seven-mile outing.
What a nice way to enjoy a few hours of sunshine.
Sculptures at the Rose Garden
Wildflowers: Red-flowering Currant, Candy Flower, Fringe Cup and Fairy Bells
Dark-eyed Junco and Western Robin