Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Goodbye Winter!

I promised part 2 of my Challenge project today . . . but . . .  I would like to save that until Thursday, if you don't mind.  The reason for my change is the change in the weather!!!  Today is the first day of Spring, although technically here on the west coast, it was yesterday at about 10:09 pm PST.   Hubby and I took a walk by the river a few days ago and I never reported on it.  It is a winter story, and so I wanted to place it here, between winter and spring, chronologically.

We often eat our lunch in our car riverside where the Clackamas and the Willamette Rivers intersect in the Southern portion of the Portland area.  (A great article on the Clackamas River.) This particular day was balmy with warm sunshine.

 








We walked on the sandy beach created by the river's low level, while hubby and I took pictures, enjoying the exercise and the sunshine. I enjoyed the ducks, the geese, and the calmness of the water. 










I even snapped a few artsy photos of the sand!



We walked a little further up river and found signs of last months flooding--debris left in the trees about ten feet above hubby's head! I did a post about the high water last month.  You can see it here.
Gladstone bridge over the Clackamas River
 Thanks for allowing me this deviation from the plan and taking this stroll with us.  Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!  Although it's still supposed to snow later this week!  Scheech! 

P.S.  One more photograph of something we found on the beach, tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday!

6 comments:

Keytiques said...

Great photos looks like you had a lovely day! I'm definitely ready to welcome spring, I won't miss winter much myself.

storybeader said...

it's so peaceful looking - except for that motorboat! Hopefully, they were just fishing... {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

It looks like such a lovely place! I think the seasons are all discombobulated and out of synch.

snow! yikes!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Sounds like a lovely day! I'm so glad Spring is officially here :)

Rose said...

What a fun little excursion! Beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing Part 2 of your challenge project.

Nancy said...

That sounds like a great break in the day- spend some time enjoying the weather outside!