It’s been rainy and dreary for the past many days in Portland; not that I mind, of course, but I haven’t been experiencing it as long as most here, who seem very tired of it indeed. Today was a different story! The day broke sunny and clear, and it seemed everyone in Portland rushed outside to enjoy the wonderful spring-like weather. When I passed my neighbor, she said brightly, “Isn’t it amazing? Such a change in everyone’s attitude!”
Well, what that meant to me was getting outside with a camera. We had some errands to run today, but in the course of running about, I did get some nice clear shots.
We were stopped to allow boat traffic to pass the Burnside Bridge again, but this time in the opposite direction. I had to get out of the car myself this time and take pictures, this first of the entrance down to the Eastbank Esplanade from the bridge:
And on the other side, a view of the Willamette with the Steel Bridge, the Broadway Bridge and the Fremont Bridge in the background. A peek of a portion of the Esplanade is also at the bottom of the picture:
The Steel Bridge deserves another look:
When the bridge closed and we started across, I was able to get a good view of the “Made in Oregon” sign:
After tooling around downtown awhile and then later after coffee in Multnomah Village, we went up into the west hills, where I was able to get two more shots. The first is of Mount St. Helens in the distance:
I was hoping to get a really good, clear picture of Mount Hood, but some clouds had other ideas:
Well, there’ll be plenty more opportunities for a better picture soon. What a beautiful day!