The death of my father-in-law hit me hard. One day I needed to get out in nature to"bathe" in its calming effect. It always helps me to calm and renew and think when I take time with the natural settings of our world. So I found a short hike that was rated easy right across the river in West Linn, OR called Camissa Park. It was a mile if you do not go off on other pathways and stick to the main one. I knew I would be slow with my cane and camera and did not mind. I had plenty of time. The Camissa flower was blooming in multitude as well as several other blue, purple, yellow and white varieties. I do not know what the others were, but it made for lovely color and scent.
It was lovely and peaceful, not many other hikers to encounter.
It is a pretty and scented flower which seemed to be in two shades of blue. The bees and butterflies loved darting through the area.
Here you can see the Camissa as well as other pink and purple flowers. Gorgeous! I was told the time I was there was the peak of the blooming.
This plant was unique and I had to get close-up of it.
This flower reminded me of a viola but know it was not.
The white flowers with the Camissa reminded me of a clover.
Wild roses were also growing!
This one I had never seen before. Very delicate and star-like.
At one spot I could see Mt. Hood, still snow covered, off in the distance, framed perfectly by the mossy tree.
Here is a better shot of Mt. Hood off in the distance. I love the variation of the color of the trees.
These flowers are not blackberry flowers, but another star-like tiny kind.
Now continue the walk in thoughtful, peaceful silence and hear the sounds of birds, breeze, and buzzing insects.
The walk was good for me, my first little hike for quite a while!
I hope to do more as I strengthen.
My heart felt much better and my soul was lifted.
I hope you enjoyed it.