Just a pretty sunflower in someone's yard that we passed on our way to be extras in IFC's new show Portlandia. One thing that I really loved about Portland when I first visited was all the flowers in people's yards. It's always so lush and colorful here.
Following on the transportation theme...My morning bus stop :) (and if you're wondering about the title, back in elementary school when we played four square, if someone called "bus stop" then everyone had to run to the center. Last one there was out.)
This was taken last fall while the leaves were changing. As you can see there's still plenty of evergreens up here. This is the Columbia River Gorge and the building on the jutted out part is the Crown Point Vista House. Part of the scenic highway, it was built in 1916.
Another trip out of Portland to Multnomah Falls. You can see the upper and lower falls as well as the bridge, which was built in 1914 as part of the Columbia River Scenic Highway, now a historic scenic route. It was the only bridge built along the highway to be used strictly as pedestrian.