Right in the middle of Portland are wooded hillsides. They’re too steep to build on, so have been turned into nature parks with trails that are open to the public.
Gorgeous! Less than a mile from the city center, a forest to wander and explore.
Not quite primeval, this forest has certainly been logged. But who cares about that? We’re in Mother Nature’s world here and she’s most definitely in charge.
The paths are laid out, with markers here and there.
I saw a few. They didn’t seem to be in order or make sense. Most were slowly being reclaimed by the forest.
Or how about this! In a clearing, where the path crossed a road, someone practicing with her new silk flags. Magic.
I mean,… Look at this. So Beautiful.
If you’re feeling stressed and want a dose of fresh air or be reminded of what’s important and who’s responsible for it, remember who’s behind it all. It’s our mother, Mother Nature.
It’s a good day to remind us. Happy Day to our Mother.