Every so often in Oregon, it’s been known to rain. And when the rain comes, Lake Franklin arises from the misty landscape.
Located in the Glenwood neighborhood, Lake Franklin dominates the southbound lane of Franklin Boulevard just north of the intersection with Nugget Way. This seasonal wetland will limit itself to just the bike lane when the weather is merely a drizzle, requiring cyclists to either take the traffic lane or noodle down the the grassy footpath on the side of the road.
But when the rain gets halfway serious, the water claims the entire southbound lane and turns the footpath into an elegant fjord. Passing cars contribute dynamic arching accents to this water feature.