Oregon in the Spring

The last stop of my recent college-tour trip included a visit to see my parents in Absolutely Nowhere, Oregon.

I’ve been to Oregon many times in my life, but I think this might be the first time I’ve visited in spring.

It was beautiful.

Oregon is always beautiful …

But, oh –

It was REALLY beautiful!

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The above photo was taken on my parent’s property – in the rain.

(Because it’s pretty much always raining in Oregon?)

Everything was so green and flowers were blooming everywhere.

My son even commented the green (in many places) was “neon” green.

It was.

Forest OR @ SHaggerty 2013 W-1

How green can green be?

Really, really, green if you’re in the Pacific Northwest.

We went for a morning hike Saturday morning.

There are trails *every* where.

We chose to hike around the Williamette River.

Williamette River  OR © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

I have some “better” river photos, but I haven’t uploaded them yet.

There were beautiful flowering trees everywhere we visited in Oregon.

So many of them!

I’ve never been anywhere that was so, SO, spring-y.

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It was beautiful.

It was also a really tiring trip.

We covered a lot of miles.

It sure felt good to get home.

3 Responses to “Oregon in the Spring”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    Beloved was in Portland all last week! He said Spring was in full swing there, but I had no idea.

    I can’t wait for it to finally arrive here; we’re warm today, tomorrow and Wednesday, but it’s going to get cold again at the end of the week. *sigh* Oh, well – at least we don’t live in the Midwest where that blizzard is. I can only imagine how frustrating that must be in April!

  2. Suzanne

    Portland was beautiful last week.
    So was Seattle.
    And Eugene.
    And Dallas.
    And Fort Worth.
    Should I go on …?
    : )

    Wishing spring for you SOON!

  3. Diane

    I have not been to Oregon since probably 1973, but I recall it’s beauty. You captured it very well.

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