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July 24, 2022


riitta k

Wow, that old cherry tree looks spectacular! I do wish it continues to thrive. I loved to see these roses, as the blooming in my garden was not good - too hot and too dry. But I am looking for the abundance of rose hips in the autumn. Also your watery views with birds pleased me very much.

John's Island

Hi Sallie, First of all I just want to say how grateful I am for your kind comment on my blog where you mentioned how you loved my idea of taking the same picture daily as a diary of the weather conditions. You are the first to tell me that and I love it! 😊 It’s an idea I fashioned by reading my dear grandmother’s diaries from the 1950s. Of course, she did not have a camera, but she religiously recorded a few words daily about the weather. Now that I’ve been walking daily for over 2 years I have found it interesting to compare today’s sky with previous years. Your photos from your visit to Owen Rose Garden are wonderful. I love close-ups of flowers like you have taken. And thanks for including the photo of the Oregon Heritage Tree sign. Good info! Thanks, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Wishing you a happy week ahead! John PS I hope you haven’t had a heat wave like we’ve had in Seattle. We are now on the 6th day of over 90F temps. It’s a new all time record for us. Little doubt in my mind that it’s climate change of the not so welcome type.


Hello, Sallie

That old Cherry tree is amazing and beautiful. I love all the roses, pretty images. Cute shot of the ducks or are they geese? I love the view of the river too. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

David Gascoigne

It is features like this that keep a city livable. The best example I have ever experienced is Singapore where there is green space everywhere, and they have been very successful in even greening their buildings - perhaps your city is next! In the meantime, enjoy the roses!

Shiju Sugunan

So nice you can walk to these places from your home. Loved the roses and also the ducks.

My Corner of the World

How wonderful to have this place donated for public use. I love seeing such diverse roses.

Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!


The roses are absolutely beautiful.


We have friends who live in Springfield, OR, now but they formerly lived in Eugene and have told us about the walking trails. It is nice to have such beauty not too far away. The roses are spectacular, Sallie.

Peter B.

To be able to go right out your door and hike on a nature trail is a real treat. Beautiful photos!

A ShutterBug Explores

Beautiful roses photography and lovely nature shots ~ Wow! Xo

Seeing the good in each moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)


I love your roses. All our roses here in Tulsa got some sort of blight and we are still not done with it so I am doubly enjoying yours.


A wonderful walk. Like the roses and river shots, but that Cherry tree just blows me away.

Penelope Notes

How beautiful the unfolding of a rose, as is the saying: where flowers bloom so does hope.


So pleasant

Life Images by Jill, West Australia

The roses are lovely. I love having roses in my garden. They aren't as difficult to look after as some might think. Enjoy your week, and stay safe.

Veronica Lee

Those roses are beautiful, Sallie.

I especially love the yellow ones.


Beautiful - love roses. I worked in a garden centre for a year and got the roses bug, sadly before we moved here i had to give all mine away but I'm looking forward to buying some when I buy a house.


What a lovely rose garden. It reminds me of the Rose Gardens we visited in Portland, OR. I was so inspired by them that we put in a long bed of roses by our walkway. I had no idea how tasty deer found roses. So we re-planted with deer resistant milkweed and enjoyed the butterflies instead of roses.


...Oregon is known for its roses, Portland has plenty of them.

ellen b.

So great to get so much beauty in your walk abouts. Love the roses and that tree is amazing. It's also cool to have a city named after you. :)


How pretty! I like visiting gardens.

Bob Bushell

Lovely mosaic Sallie, the one with trees, fantastic.

Jennifer Jilks

Many do such good work, looking after gardens.
Spring flowers seem to last such a short time! Thanks for sharing yours!


Thanks for sharing this wonderful rose garden. The cherry tree was a lovely bonus!

Lydia C. Lee

Just lovely - so many different colours too! #SharonsSouvenirs

William Kendall

These are beautiful.

Soma @ InkTorrents.com

So wonderful to be able to live in such a gorgeous area. Not having to drive most of the time in a metropolitan area is even better. Beautiful roses. My favourite is the cherry tree, so glad it is protected!


soma @ inktorrents.com

So wonderful to be able to live in such a gorgeous area. Not having to drive most of the time in a metropolitan area is even better. Beautiful roses. My favourite is the cherry tree, so glad it is protected!



The Roses look really fresh and beautiful and the tree is soooo huge!!

Lavender Dreams

How gorgeous! I love the yellow rose....makes me start singing the yellow rose of Texas! Enjoy your week. It's HOT here, but I'm sure you know that already. You probably keep up with the FL weather while you are in the cooler part of the country!


ooooh sallie, these roses are just gorgeous, very special. i think the yellow roses are my favorites. and that tree, magnificent...i worry about special trees like this with all the storms we have been having!!


Hello Sallie,
I love the roses and the cherry tree is beautiful too.
Wonderful views of the river and geese. It is nice to be able to see these views without having to drive somewhere. Take care, have a great new week!

Heidrun ⛱

First, let me thank you for your lovely comments. They was ... I cannot explain why in the Spam. I'm so sorry but I found them.

🌹 Roses are the queens in each garden. Isn't? I love them too. We have near our terrace a so called 'Kletterrose' I don't know the english word.

Thank you for sharing.

Happy MosaicMonday


Sallie - fabulous roses - my favorite shade is the orange! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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