Welcome to “Historic Oregon City”
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of going on a walking tour of Oregon City with Peter Chausse. Peter is an instructor with The Heritage Institute / Antioch University. He has owned and operated, “Peter’s Walking Tours of Portland,” since 1995. (Peter is a natural teacher, the tour was informative, well organised, and very enjoyable. I look forward to future tours- I hear he does some great ones of Portland.- ) If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend you book a tour with Peter. http://www.walkportland.com/
One of only four municipal sidewalk elevators.
Art Deco Court House
Stevens Crawford House
View off the West Lynn Bridge
Look at the bases of these columns!
Masonic Temple Facade
A Well Painted Home. I have always been a fan of tricolor paint schemes.
Tricolor paint scheme, note trim, accent, and body Â colors.
Green Lake , Seattle, Wa, 1920’s
Sculpture at Dunn Gardens
I recently had the pleasure of a tour of the beautiful Dunn Gardens. This Olmsted designed residential garden is exceptional, unique, and about to celebrate its centennial! It is truly as they bill it on their website…”A Historic treasure in the city of Seattle.” http://dunngardens.org/
As a gardener’s note, I visited in the very challenging late winter/early spring when most gardens are hard pressed to be presentable. However, the season did not slow this garden at all; the structure, plant selection, and maintenance of this garden make it a triumph in any season. I’m very excited to see it in full summer bloom.
A fantasy of pink blooms highlighted against a spring sky. (Rododendron mucronulatum, Cornell pink)
The scent of a Daphne is one reasonable revenge against the gloom of late winter. (Edgeworthia chrysantha)
Single Hellebore (five petals vs 10 or more)
Seed Pod of Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum)