Spring was in full swing in Oregon. I was so excited to see the tulips, daffodils and trees all in full bloom. When we left Chicago, we were still below freezing and spring felt so far away...
In Oregon, I saw daffodils everywhere and loved the roadside self-serve daffodil stands. Since I was driving and we were under a tight schedule, I was unable to stop for photos, but I can still see it clearly in my mind's eye.
The purpose of our trip was to visit Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
We spent a lot of time meeting with folks and touring the campus. I was quite impressed (and I think that my son was too). At the end of the day, we were lucky enough to get a tour of a tree farm about an hour away.
The views of the coastal range were lovely.
The timber operations were amazing.
I loved the smell of the fresh sawn wood.
Notice the tower in the upper right corner? It didn't look too far up...
Until we got up there and looked back down to where we had been.
Do you see the baby trees?
This parcel was cut two years ago and the seedlings are happy and growing.
Our guide, a colleague of mine, was so kind and stopped frequently so that we could take in the lovely scenery.
We didn't want to leave, but it was time to head to Colorado.
"All the lands are at rest and at peace;
they break into singing."