Day 139 – Japanese Garden

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Maralee_Park_Day139_00013

Friday we had a few hours to spare before our granddaughter’s gymnastics competition was to begin.  So we spent a few hours at the Japanese Garden in Washington Park in Portland.  I’d heard a lot about the gardens and have wanted to see them.  I wasn’t disappointed.  I loved it there.

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Maralee_Park_Day139_00013

Portland gets a fair amount of rain so everything in green, green, green.  At the Japanese Garden we were surrounded by lush green throughout the entire garden.  It is a very peaceful, relaxing place with benches all through the garden where you can sit, relax and enjoy the beauty.

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Maralee_Park_Day139_00014

If you do go to visit the Japanese Garden, I recommend using a tripod because of the dense overgrowth.  They charge $2.00 to bring your tripod into the park, but it was worth it.  I wouldn’t have been able to take many of the photos without it.

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Maralee_Park_Day139_00007

I am only posting a few of the photos here – I took a lot of photos.  I plan on doing a blog in the next few days on my other page – sophisticatedkat.wordpress.com – with more details about our adventure to Portland and more photos.

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Maralee_Park_Day139_00008

Maralee

40 Replies to “Day 139 – Japanese Garden”

  1. I want that waterfall in my back yard!

    . . . of course, this being Colorado, it would seldom have water in it.

    Nice shots, and looking forward to the rest.

    1. Thanks. Where we are on our side of the mountain, we don’t get much moisture. Everything green here is because we have sprinkler systems put it. It was nice to see such a lush, green area, but I don’t know if I could live with the amount of rain they get every year.

  2. What a lovely location! There’s an Asian garden a couple of hours from me but it was so I uninspiring I didn’t even take my camera out of the car.

  3. You have done beautiful catches here … think that we all have a soft spot for Japanese Gardens with their strictness – use of water and bridges … is all this about yang and yin.

  4. Congratulations for your daughter dear Maralee, should be so nice. Your photographs fascinated me, what a beautiful park like a dream land… Thank you, with my love, nia

  5. wow… you really outdid yourself here! I’ve just had a photography crash course this weekend and began shooting in manual and even a couple raw. I’m so excited to practice. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  6. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Portland is a very lush, green area and there are a number of waterfalls in the area. One of the more famous ones is Multnomah Falls. It is gorgeous. I have a photo of that that I took last year but it isn’t part of my 365 series. I’ll post it sometime.

  7. I see others before me have commented on the waterfall. I have one just like it in my back yard. Of course it’s not as tall, nor quite as wide. Instead of natural rocks, it’s made of some kind of man-made material, like plaster of paris, in the form of 3 jars pouring one into the other into the other. And, since we live in the desert, there is no water in it. Otherwise….

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