I wanted to join the celebration of this beautiful flower this time of year. The roses in Portland, Oregon this year are indeed resplendent and plentiful. These were created at Peninsula Park in North Portland earlier this week. And it’s great timing too, since the Rose Festival is in full swing right now. To celebrate this beautiful flower Portland pulls out all the stops for 3 whole weeks. We get to experience parades, marathons, carnival and concerts at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, The US Navy, US Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy will bring at least 9 ships to dock on the Willamette River, fatty foods and traffic jams! So get out of that car and create some #rosefestivalmemories, if you find yourself in Downtown Portland, and join in the festivities. It’s well worth your time and indeed and fun experience. Hope to see you around!