Monday, March 10, 2014

First Rhody of the Season

We teamed up with daughter Lisa for a great five mile plus walk yesterday, something we hope to repeat weekly as she gets in some miles in preparation for a hike along the Rouge River in May.  We parked at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem, walked across the Historic Railroad Bridge, through the Salem Waterfront Park, up Pringle Creek, through Willamette University and looped the State Capital.  I was hoping to get a photo of the blossoming cherry trees with the capital but they were not in bloom yet.  We did spot this giant blooming Rhododendron, our first of the season. It was also a celebration day for Lisa, her fifth year anniversary of her last radiation treatment.


  1. Beautiful Rhodie. Have seen several in this area but nothing that big.

    That's a great reason for celebration.

  2. Beautiful sign of spring! Thanks for sharing.