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Japanese Garden in Portland

Kathy and I visited Portland several times and this is one of our favourite spots along with the Rose Gardens which are only a short distance away. On a cold, blustery day, this is a warming spot for the first day of the New Year.


About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

11 responses »

  1. Catherine Johnson

    Beautiful! Happy New Year, Ivan.

  2. Thank you for liking “Timepieces for the New Year.” I enjoyed looking at this beautiful tree. The colors of the leaves and the shapes of the branches are a visual delight. Thank you for sharing it, and I hope you have a Happy New Year! 🙂

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  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    This is on my Bucket list…
    Thank you for sharing the beauty of the Gardens
    Take Care…You Matter….

    • You will not be disappointed and the Rose Gardens are within walking distance if memory serves me correctly. You can spend a good portion of the day up there.

      • LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

        or all da LOLs..
        I am a horticulturist, I created wildlife and Native habitats
        and Faerie gardens and habitats,
        Roses are my passion, well that changes to be whatever I am in front of LOLs…
        I love working with Antique and Heirloom roses…
        I want to make it this year, there is a Japanese nursery somewhere around there, I used to order from them years ago when I had my own nursery…the name escapes me, but will no doubt come to me at 3am 🙂
        Thank you again, the photo was stunning…made me want to go more…

      • You are welcome. Take care and enjoy.

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