Today my favorite roses are these lovely Painted Porcelains!
But I'm a sucker for a lot of other roses, too.
Since Eugene is a college town, graduations are the main event
in June, Pride Month. So we go all out in August!
Pride Celebration is across the river at Alton Baker
Park. They are already jamming over there with some dance music!
I can also hear the drums at the Pride March, behind me. They
started marching from Saturday Market and the Park Blocks in
downtown. It's about a mile and a half to get over to Alton
Baker, where the fun continues!
I love that pic and I made it into a postcard!
It's been favorited at Postcrossing by the receiver!
US-9683317, USA to Japan
Awesome! (Just let me know if YOU would like a postcard!)
And there are three Osprey fledglings at the abandoned
Downtown Riverfront Park platform nest!
Ha! Too funny, the parents must LOVE this nest!
This spring, our intrepid Osprey parents arrived from Mexico.
They started re-building their nest, but there has been
construction in the lot right underneath them. And then
there was a stupid drone. And the pair eventually abandoned
the nest, apparently before eggs were laid.
I don't know where they went. But they had three kids, and
when the kids started flying, they all came here for meals!
There's still some construction going on. I'm not exactly sure
what they are making. I thought it was a parking lot, but there's
shaped drive ways and sidewalks going thru, so I don't know.
Well. I'm just glad to see the kids here... That means the
parents will return here next year! It's awesome because you
can stand right underneath the nest, you can get so close and
it doesn't bother them at all. Unless you have an effing drone.
But these fledglings are still babies.
They just look so funny with their eyes closed!
Ha! She's eating a plum! We have lots of wild fruit trees!
And then I get to Alton Baker park and I wander around, looking
at the vendors and all the colourful costumes. I wish I had
something fun to wear! But I don't stop to buy anything.
I happened to be near the main stage when they kicked
things off! I stayed and listened to several of the speakers.
I was really happy that they began with a land acknowledgement...
the Kalapuya people lived here, and they listed all the tribes,
Eventually I wandered off and walked back to the Rose Garden.
Today's walk made me happy!