ABOVE: A BEAUTIFUL KING CHARLES CAVALIER SPANIEL I MET AT THE ROSE GARDEN
This weekend was going to be our Oregon Pinot wine tasting extravaganza, but instead poor Steve got a NASTY tummy bug and the entire weekend he spent in bed. In an almost conscious moment on Saturday, I had him drop me off at the Portland International Rose Garden , which is usually in full bloom this time of year but we are about 2 weeks behind with our unusually long spring.
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The roses may not have been in bloom but the old Rhodies were in their glory. I asked a couple of girls to help me out and take a photo of me by this massive Rhododendron to see the sheer scale of this plant. This was only HALF of it!!!
Here is one of the few rose blooms open. I plan to go back in 2 weeks and do this all over again but with rosc scent permeating the air and crowds of visitors to muscle my way through. I will say it was a relaxing few hours I spent just dilly dallying around the garden and talking to people. Its only a few miles away from out house
Here is a bloom from my Johnsons Blue hardy Geranium. I love the pistil shadow
My Pan-Mail box…still holding up well!!!
An early large flowered clematis in the garden today
Peonies and ants…a great combo!
Another shot of that pretty King Charles
I worked on a lot of photos this weekend from Thailand and jewelry too. This week I hope to get some goodies listed on Ebay. It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had any auctions up!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!