Only in Oregon - Take Time Today To Stop And Smell The Flowers

Only in Oregon
 Take Time Today to Stop and Smell the FlowersGirl Smellng Flowers at Scandinavian Festival

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 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.


Comment balloon 2 commentsRick Obst • April 20 2013 06:19PM


You gotta enjoy what is all around you. Slow down and take it in. You may be surprised what you have been missing

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 6 years ago

Hi Rick,

Great job catching the moment.  You are right, we need to take some time to appreciate what is happening at all times.

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) almost 6 years ago