Only in Oregon
Take Time Today to Stop and Smell the Flowers
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~ Walter Hagen
I took this photo while sitting in the front row at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon watching school children perform traditional Scandinavian dances. This young girl, dressed in native costume, was twirling and dancing, stopping occasionally to smell the flowers in front of the stage. The pure innocence of the moment made me appreciate again Walter Hagen's quote about being sure to smell the flowers along the way.
You can view more photos and links of things to see and do in Oregon on my Facebook page titled 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon.
Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest. He works as a Regional Marketing Manager for the Home Lending division of a large community bank and enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.
To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook. You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.