13 March 2015 at the Portland Japanese Garden

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It’s been a while since I posted last. Here are pictures from my volunteering at the Portland Japanese Garden on 13 March 2015. Above is a beautiful magnolia flower. This is a camellia. This is a view of the karesansui 枯山水庭園 garden. The beautiful 100 year old cherry tree. Can you see the bunny うさぎ 🐰 … Continue reading

Downtown Portland

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Taken 11 June 2014. A quick shot of downtown Portland from eastside Hawthorne Bridge. This is one of my favorite views along my daily commute to the Japanese Garden. I’m so lucky! Seen in the foreground is a mannequin, which is part of the roof display for Portland Store Fixtures.

Mid-January at the Rhododendron Garden

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This raptor was sitting on the puniest tree. And then I accidentally scared him! Too much staring, I guess. A while back, I took a nice, long walk at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. It’s so close to where I live, it’s my favorite place to go. I couldn’t believe that there were flowers. This … Continue reading

Halloween Origami

I know, not very spooky to have the gravestone of Portland's founder, but it's fun!

Well, I’ve been on an origami kick. Lots and lots of origami creations lying around…now what do I do with them? Make more!!   So here is my Halloween origami scene: Here are the tutorials for the three items: Bat – You might ask, Why did she choose this tutorial? You have to use scissors! … Continue reading