Seeking Respite at Portland’s Japanese Garden
February 18, 2013
My plate is so full I needed a day of respite at the Japanese Garden in Portland.
Today was their ‘Free Day’, so I picked up a friend and we headed into the city.
Alas, so did everyone else.
We found a place to park but it was a good hike from the garden entrance.
Once inside the garden we decided to venture the opposite way as everyone else.
Not exactly what I pictured for a day of respite, but you know me … captivated by the surrounding beauty, everything but the garden and emergence of spring faded from my thoughts.
Until the troop of boy scouts going the wrong way in the one way zone, but even that made me laugh. Three tall men leading a dozen or more little scouts across a narrow path with clearly marked arrows, maneuvered their way around the rest of us.
A quick trip, big crowds, but well worth it.
As my friend said with longing “The blossoms let me know that our spring is really just around the corner”.
I’m back in the studio this evening, working on a few things for a mini solo show at ‘The Nook’, inside Columbia Art Gallery. My show will open the First Friday in March, I hope to see some of you there!