Here is the newest addition to our "pack". Meet Eleanor, she is an American Staffordshire Terrier. This is the only way I can get her to be still long enought to get a photo of her. It has been a busy couple of weeks with her. She likes shoes, first time I have had a dog who likes shoes, so it has been a whole new way to think for me. I actually have to pick them up and put the shoes away. She loves her big brother Blag, the Boston Terrier, and Blag loves her. Bogie, the Shih Tzu, will have very little to do with her. Oh well at least they get along. Forgot what a pain potty training can be. She hates her crate, sounds like we are doing her bodily harm. The neighbors understand and think it is funny. They just went through this whole process.
It looks like a snow capped mountain, but it is not. It was a big white fluffy cloud just sitting there. I took this on my way up Interstate 5 coming back to Portland after a wonderful visit with my friends. Yes, I got to see Faye and we did not get into any trouble. Imagine! Hope you all have a great weekend and to see more Skies visit; http://skyley.blogspot.com/
"A Japanese Garden is not only a place for the cultivation of trees and flowering shrubs, but one that provides secluded leisure, rest, repose, meditation, and sentimental pleasure... The Garden speaks to all the senses, not just to the mind alone." — Professor Takuma Tono,Designer of the Portland Japanese Garden
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Meet Bogie (mine), the Shih Tzu, and Blag (my son's) the Boston Terrier. These are the guys who rule my life. Bogie has traveled all over the state with me and loves to hike, hates his sweater but hey he is a white dog and the trails are muddy. Blag loves to hike just not the car ride to get there. He wears a hoodie. To see more amazing critters click on the Camera Critters button on the side or just click the title.
I chose the Portland Classical Chinese Gardens as my first My World Post.
From their brochure:
"The mission of the Portland Classical Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony: to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richlyauthentic Chineses culture".
The gardens truly do that. I chose this one because it shows the garden and also some of the skyline of Portland, Oregon. A times you can forget you are in a busy city while walking the gardens.
Below is a couple of photos of the tea house inside the gardens.
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I was at the zoo the other day and at the Pacific Northwest exhibit the 3 bears where out and about. One was playing with his toy, one was sleeping in the sun, and this guy was in his den sound asleep. He looked so comfy.
If you look to the right of the rainbow you can see a faint second one. You will have to enlarge the photo. I am working off of a laptop while my old hard drive with all my programs is being copied and restored. Means I can not clean up the pictures, editing out the car for one. At least the car adds some color. Yes, I was driving, but we were stopped.
Oh a haunted house for Halloween, Pittock Manson in Portland Oregon .This place has an interesting history and is reported to be haunted! I have always thought that the front window looks like a mouth .There used to be lace valance at the top of the window that looked like teeth.
A friend and I visited the McMenamin's Edgefield location. Its about 15 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The gardens there are a mystic, faniful, informative adventure. Most of all they are fun. This door leads from one garden to another.
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