Hi there! I hope flowers are growing in your garden! We've had unseasonably nice weather this month and my "Scentimental" rose is in bloom earlier than ever! It's a beautiful rose with a wonderful heavy aroma. Love it!
The yellow behind the rose above is this Honeysuckle which is in it's second bloom!
The pink rose bud Azalea is even more perfect than ever!
My purple Clematis is doing the best ever, too!
And my 4th of July rose is simply covered with blooms!
And my dinner plate sized white Clematis is blooming, too.
The carpet is in! It's so nice and fresh and soft and perfect!
Going up to the second floor - I have 3 embossed prints, you can't really see how neat they are from this photo, but the landscape around 3 Oregon landmarks are embossed and Multnomah Falls Lodge and the Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls is in gold and silver.
The bedroom is carpeted! Now Dayle has to put a second coat of white semi-gloss enamel on the closet doors and re-install them. Then we can put a modicum of furniture back in it. More photos to follow.
This is a nook that we never know what to do with - we had a roll-top desk there, but we hauled it out and are going to sell it, as it never got used. It might be a good place for lego building?
Upstairs there is a remodeled bathroom, the 2 guest rooms, this nook, and an attic that needs cleared out. Then our upstairs will be in good condition.. yay! I appreciate Kristi getting the ball rolling on this project by clearing out the room and painting, Travis for fixing a hole in the wall and painting, Dayle's tenacity for getting it finished and me for making sure we got carpet selected and ordered. :-) (But we need a new AC unit.)
Kristi ran in to get my camera and brought it back with this photo on it - a baby wild hare. Can you say "cute"?
Yesterday I volunteered at Multnomah Falls with my friend Shirley. I left her in charge of the Visitor Center while I hiked up to the viewing platform to get some photos. This was a wild rose that caught my eye as I walked along.
This little beauty was also on the side of the walk, but for the life of me I can't recall it's name. Is it Cranesbill?
I'm happy to announce that the historic Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls is repaired and is once again open to the public - on May 19th at 3:30 in the afternoon. It was damaged by a falling rock in January of this year so was approx. 3 months.
It looks brand new, but it's still the same bridge, but it was pressure washed and re-sealed and the deck hold fixed and 3 posts replaced that were knocked out in the rockfall.
All is well in the realm.
People love the bridge.. Shirley took a turn for checking things out and hiked up to the bridge. It's fun to see the water pass below you and then fall again.
On my way back to the center I snapped a shot of the common invasive weed.. the Butter Cup.. I still think the flowers are sweet.
These wild Iris were flourishing in the beds in front of the lodge.
I adore Iris in any shape or form.
I pulled out in the viewpoint just East of the Corbett Exit and got a pleasant photo of the Columbia River Gorge.. with Rooster Rock and Vista House on the right.
A bit closer of the rock and the "million dollar outhouse". A less than flattering nickname for Vista House. And it only cost $100,000 back in 1917.
I'm off to swim in a bit. I only got a few comments on my last post, am I getting boring? :-) I hope you have a nice weekend.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)