A nice walking trail takes one around the soggy bottom.
Moss is about the greenest thing in the refuge this time of year (January 2015).
The Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is about one-half mile from my house. At any given time one might see egrets and blue herons, ducks, geese, and maybe the urban coyotes who have found refuge here in between nocturnal prowls eating cats, rats, coons, trash, ducks, and other critters. Here are a couple of scenes from my walk last Sunday. Lovely place. (Click on each photograph to see a larger picture on a separate picture page.)
I call this place the grove of giants.
The building, which I am pretty sure is or was a concession stand, looks like it has a new forest growing on its moss.
This shot is taken looking north toward the Oaks Bottom Refuge, over which the park sits. I took this with a GoPro.
I live a short walk from beautiful Sellwood Park. It has a grove of Douglas firs that stand like large creatures, towering over picnic tables, a mowed law, and a concession stand that is slowly going ot seed. It’s a real nice place, right above the Willamette River. I cannot wait to go swimming here at the pool here, outdoors, on a hot day. In fact I dream of doing laps in an outdoor pool.
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