Just a few miles down the road from where I live
is the Columbia River.
It only takes about 10 minutes to arrive at the beach.
For some reason I just don't get there as often as I like,
but this weekend was the perfect day, the perfect weather
to walk on the top of the berm dividing the river from the road.
Being greeted by flowers is always a delight.
Just on the other side of the river is the State of Washington;
so close and an extension of life in Portland by bridge over this river.
If the clouds had been clear you would have amazing views of
Mt. Hood in the distance.
The walk is paved, as you can see on the left.
No puddles to skip over.
Bicyclists also love this paved walk, so avoiding bicycles is the only
hazard of the walk.
One of the bridges connecting the two states is seen in the distance.
There were others just out enjoying a day along the river
with a friend or their dog.
It is right by the airport, so sometimes planes fly overhead.
It is fun watching the planes come and go and imagine
what adventures the passengers are taking.
Sailboats and tugboats drift by.
And always there are wild and growing things to discover.
I love "noticing what I notice" along each walk I take.
Where did you walk this week?