Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Portland Japanese Garden


Winding streams, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
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I visited Portland a few weeks ago and made it a point to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. It was just spectacular! All those winding streams, manicured plants, raked beds, benches, alcoves and tea rooms; I love Japanese landscape architecture and its simple - yet great - details.

I would have taken more photos, but found myself in the delightful company of a kindred spirit, content to sit and take in the scenery for long, relaxing stretches of time. That's the way the garden should be enjoyed, after all...

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4 comments:

Toni said...

ah Wendee I would have just sat there also just drinking it all in

Wendee said...

You said it, Toni! We'll have to plan to do it sometime, eh? :)

ournene said...

I've been to the Portland Japanese Garden, too...I loved the zigzagging walkway. It forces you to look in all directions.

Lost In Wonder said...

Sometimes memories are better than pictures. A picture could never truly capture how you felt there. Glad that you savored the moment.