Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My World Post

"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

Please turn your cells phones off as you enter a world of harmony, peace, and beauty.

To visit more worlds click on,"My World Post" header or the My World button in the side nav bar.
Enjoy, we truly live on a beautiful planet.
To learn more about the Japanese Gardens visit: www.japanesegarden.com

Ruby Tuesday

Roses are still blooming here in Portland, OR.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today's Flower Post

"May the bird of paradise fly up your nose, may an elephant caress you with his toes", by Little Jimmy Dickens. I was at the Oregon Zoo today and found this beautiful plant blooming .
It took some looking but I found the song on YouTube.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Camera Critters

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.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Sunset at Florence, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Dainty red fushia flowers grace the pipe art at McMenamins Edgefield . Bird house in the gardens at McMenamins Edgefield

Monday, October 20, 2008

My World Post

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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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Today's Flower Post

Today a friend and I visited the Portland Chinese Gardens and had tea at Tao of Tea Teahouse located in the gardens. I liked the little purple flowers in the vase.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Camera Critters

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.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today's Flower Post

At Edgefield you just never know when you are going to run into a barrel of flowers.

American Bald Eagle

I was at the Portland Zoo on Friday and this guy was just waiting for me to come take his picture. He was injuried and can not live in the wilds.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

This was taken out at McMenamins' Edgefield location. The water tower just looked so good against the clouds. Have a Happy Sky Watch Friday and a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

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.

"The stately main Edgefield building (circa 1911), with over 100 European-style guestrooms and hostel accommodations, is a national historic landmark."

Remember to smile often, makes people wonder what you are up to!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Today's Flower Post

This is for my friend Faye from Faye's Photos. We took the side roads one day and found some
dog woods blooming. Dog wood flower hunting with Faye is an adventure in itself!
Have a good week and remember to laugh!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Camera Critters

This spider lives in my rosemary bush.
Stocking up for winter.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Sunrise over the Columbia River. The pilings in the foreground are to protect the hotels boat dock and terrace.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008