Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Japanese Garden



A friend came to spend a few days in Portland. The Japanese garden was pretty on a clear, very cold afternoon.



Hardly anyone else to be seen,



not even birds except bronze ones.



Very few flowers also save these pink blossoms



and a single camelia.



But it was a great opportunity to try my new camera.

7 comments:

Jojo said...

I love the Japanese garden and how wonderful to be able to enjoy the tranquility. Looking forward to seeing the many things you capture with your new camera.

I need orange said...

Nice pics! Love especially the reflections, and the cranes.... And that camellia....

I need orange said...

ps -- love the pic in your banner, too!

Kate G. said...

Seeing flowering plants in January reminded me of Ten Bosch Park. I love the bronze cranes(herons?), too.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

There is something so peaceful about a garden in winter. Lovely.

Barbara said...

What a lovely outing despite the cold. It looks so cold ;)

June said...

Your beautiful photos of the Japanese garden brought back sweet memories of my first visit to Portland. And I, too, have wonderful amaryllis bulbs blooming in my house right now - many, in various colors. I wish I had a digital camera so I could share them with you.

You know my interest in cameras: which "new camera" did you purchase? It did a lovely job on these garden photos. Perhaps it's time a took a step into the 21st century. Kisses to you, Junie