Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A River Runs through It

Portland, Oregon is divided east and west by the Willamette River;
so you will see many bridges here.
Walking along the river on Sunday I took time to
notice spring's arrival with pink cherry blossoms
and high waters.
In this picture I can see three bridges over the river.
When I first moved to Portland I had the most difficult time
figuring out how to get across the river, so mostly
I stayed on my eastside.  Since that time I have
learned how to get around, after all it has been 35 years.
I love my city and love showing visitors around;
so if you come to town, just let me know.
I can cross the river now.

11 comments:

Angela McRae said...

If I ever get to the Portland area I will take you up on that! What a wonderful spring view!

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so glad you can cross the river, as I always have such problems! Even if I stay on the freeway from my house, and go across the bridge without turning off, I end up in some part of town I didn't mean to go to! I need to come and let you do the driving! Someday. . .

The Willamette River is beautiful --- we've done the jet boat ride --- and it's amazing how one can go from "city" to the wildness, complete with rookeries for herons and more.

Steph said...

I am soooo in love with all the cherry blossoms now, and it was a delight to see them with you!

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful photo! You captured our part of the state beautifully. There is no place like Portland! Shall I come take a tour with you?
~Adrienne~

Tracy said...

That fringe of pink along the water--that must be breathtaking to see for real in springtime! I love bridges, always have--always exciting to see what's on the other side. :o) I would love to see Portland one day... the whole northwest there really! ;o) Happy Days, Marilyn ((HUGS))

beth said...

i'd love to come visit.....someday :)

Traveling Bells said...

You're on! Ya never know when the Travelingbells will show up. Didn't know you when we were on the L coast last summer. Bummer...

Frivolitea said...

I have never been to Portland but would Love to visit. I will contact you if I ever make it out there. Thanks!

Relyn said...

Oh, I do miss home. Miss it, miss it, miss it!

Hello, you. Happy spring.

somepinkflowers said...

i had forgotten
you lived in portland!

i ♥ portland---
the zoo
the rose garden
the saturday market under a bridge!


i was there in 2007
but did not know U then
or
we could have had a Meet Up...

maybe Next Time...

Jeanie said...

Interesting, isn't it, how we often get into our own spots, don't venture out! Well, I hope to one day get to Portland, so I'm glad you can cross the river!