Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Portland Rose Gardens

Yeah I know, I'm not very prompt in getting pictures up sometimes, but better late than never.


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While I was in Portland I had the oppertunity to visit my friend Melinda for a couple days. One of those days she took me to Portland’s International Rose Test Garden.



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It is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.



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The main purpose of the garden is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties.



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The gardens are very beautiful and certain areas offer beautiful views of the city.



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This is Melinda's daughter Sequoia. She had a great time looking at all the roses.



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Isn't she cute? She is 3years old and is quite the little singer. She sang me Somewhere over the Rainbow with very good pitch.



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Here is Melinda's son Tristan. He is a great storyteller. He loves to tell me long stories about tornados and all sorts of things.



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So as much as I was whining aboutbeing stuck in Portland I did have a good time for a couple of days.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your photos of the roses are beautiful, if one likes roses, which I don't, much. Please don't take offense. I prefer wild flowers, rather than perfectly cultivated specimens of anything. But the photos themselves are, as usual, gorgeous, and the two of her little girl are, especially, totally prize-worthy. Find someplace to enter them. She's beautiful - and your capture of her is priceless and flawless.
CD

tundratantrum said...

I hear ya, I prefer Iris myself.