A Wonderful and Colorful Time

People often complain (well, once or twice anyway) that I never post photos of myself when I blog about my trips. I prefer to take more artistic photos — subject matter or groupings or whatever catches my eye, and it’s hard to catch one’s own eye. But my hostess treated me and a friend of hers (now my friend, too) to a visit to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens in Portland, Oregon, and she took some photos of us among the flowers. My favorite, of course, is the one where you can’t see me, just my hat.

In one of the photos, I am standing on a bridge looking pensively down at the water. I don’t know why I like that one, but I do.

Several times when we found a perfect flower lying on the ground, one of the women tucked the flower among those already on my hat.

We went at the perfect time, and the gardens were stunning. Between the three of us, we took hundreds of photos, so I will be posting a more interesting sample of pictures when I have a chance to go through them all.

Meantime, here we are, having a wonderful and very colorful time.