Portland Rose Festival but Few Roses in Bloom

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Washington Park

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.

On this day I was somewhat surprised. There were very few roses in bloom even though it was the opening weekend of the Rose Festival. Still, it was enjoyable photographing other flowers and walking among the rose bushes.


I could have done without the rain. On the other hand, the few roses in bloom were covered with rain drops adding to their beauty.

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.

A nice way to enjoy a few hours of sunshine.

Roses have yet to bloom


Columbine at the Rose Garden



Oregon Vietnam Memorial

Soloman Seal, Fairy Lanterns and Thimble berry (wildflowers in bloom along the Wildwood Trail)

Crows and a Spotted Towhee


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  1. Enjoying your adventures, John!

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