Chip Ross Park & Mary’s Peak
Last week, Andrew’s mom visited us and we did our best to squeeze in as much sight-seeing as we could. First up, we paid a visit to Chip Ross Park which gave us a sweeping view of Corvallis and beyond.
The sunny skies and warm temperatures made it feel like a true summer’s day as we climbed to the top and surveyed the fields of wildflowers.
Later on, we packed up dinner and headed to Mary’s Peak to catch the sunset. I truly don’t think sunset there will ever get old. Each time we’ve visited, it’s been different and beautiful. This time, we were fortunate to see wildflowers gracing the peak and once again, I took far too many photos. I have a total weakness for wildflowers – show me a little sprig of color and my finger is glued to the shutter release. So, apologies for the carpal tunnel that might result from scrolling through all these pictures but I just couldn’t help myself 🙂
(Just look at those colors!! How could I possibly take anything less than a million photos??)
We did of course have clouds steal in, blanketing the valley below so we were unable to see all the way to the coast. However, it seemed as if we were gazing out at an ocean of clouds, with the various mountain peaks forming islands in the sea.
Yep, sunsets at Mary’s Peak will never get old. Watching that giant fiery sphere bid adieu for the day is always a grand performance.