Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tulips at the park downtown. . . .

They need no words. . . 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rainy day tulips. . .

The day started out with no rain YET bu by time as I got to the park, it was raining hard.  These are a few of the tulops there.  More coming on another day.  CLICK to enlarge if you choose.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Do I really NEED this?

I saw this heart shaped table in an antique store.  I doubt that it is an antique but I sure did  like it.
Maybe because of the twig legs?  If it is still there the next time I go back, I might just buy it but I would want to paint it patriotic colors. . . What do you think?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Some old and some new things in Spring . . .

I saw both white and yellow Daffodils. . .

but I have seen many of them for weeks now.
and purple Iris -- my first of the new Spring!

blue skies (which have been very limited) with pretty blossoms hanging from the trees. . .

and varigated Tulips. . .


and trees with new leaves on them . . .

and many boats on the Columbia!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Heart in the sky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was walking home in the rain and soemthing caught my eye in the tree above where I was walking. . . yes, it is partial blue skies in spite of the rain -- that's not what I saw.  It was beautiful pink  flowers!  It was not until I arrived home and looked at the photos that I discovered the perfect heart shape.  Isn't it beautiful?

Friday, March 26, 2010

I spy . . . an eye!!!!!

Do you see it?  It's where a limb was cut off an old tree trunk.  I turned the picture sideways to look like an eye . . .

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blue skies today followed by more rain tomorrow . . .

Please allow for them to upload. . . you won't be sorry!

There were yellow tulips in bloom . . .

and some pink tulips. . .
and more yellow tulips. . .
and pink and yellow in one tulip . . .
and white and yellow Daffodils
and more yellow tulips . . .
and red and yellow tulips. . .

and white daffodils with ruffled centers. . .
and varigated yellow with red stripes tulips . . .
and tree blossoms. . .

all on the way to the historical postoffice downtown. . . (back)

side and front columns of post office

and the front of the post office. . .

all under BLUE skies which we haven't seen for many days and will disappear tomorrow when the rains 
return. . .

and when I went home, I saw these blooming in our backyard at the apartment building.  I don't know what they are except GORGEOUS!  Click on to see even better.  And that was just the short trip to the Post Office.  Spring is definitely here!. . It's an Azalea according to Martha Z.  Thanks!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Window reflection

I loved the design of this window so I moved around to get a reflection of the tree in it just because I could.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rainy tulips

Rainy tulips in spring!

Monday, March 22, 2010

On the Columbia --- #9

View looking east FROM the I-5 bridge pedestrian walkway

Sunday, March 21, 2010

On the Columbia -- #8

View looking at Columbia River towards the I-5 bridge -- almost home! 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

On the Columbia #7 -- From the shores of Vancouver to the shores of Portland

No matter where you view the Columbia River from, its beauty provides memories for a lifetime.

Friday, March 19, 2010

On the Columbia #6

This is Wendy Rose, a sculpture made by women about women who worked in the Kaiser shipyards during the war when the men were off fighting.  They built the ships the men used to fight.  I have featured this Wendy Rose in the past but stopping by on my walk was a good break on the way home along the Columbia.  CLICK on to see better.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rainy Daffodil. . .

The Daffodils are really showing their pretty faces!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beauty among the thorns. . .

I don't know what this is except pretty!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We have a parade today -- are you doing anything special in your town?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

On the Columbia #5

This is the last view of the Columbia before the trail takes you to Marine Park.  Over by the trees, there is a small beach.

Monday, March 15, 2010

On the Columbia #4

Past the peninsula jutting into the Columbia River that is west of Wintler Park and looking backtowards the east, you see the I-205 bridge to Portland and glorious Mt. Hood covered in snow in the background.  Last summer I walked across that bridge several times.  It was a very noisy walk because the pedestrian lane was in the middle of cars going both ways. 

The peninsula used to be undeveloped with berry patch overgrowth and a "hole"in the peninsula where one could see the river beneath.  It was scary.  They filled the hole and paved the peninsula and added many benches and flowering plants after tearing out the berry bushes.  It is now a beautiful place for a stroll and to sit awhile when the sun is shining.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

On the Columbia #3

This is my favorite tree to photograph along the Columbia near Wintler Beach.