Friday, July 6, 2018

Seeing the WWII Planes with Poppy

Half the fun was getting the autographs of the pilots on her poster!
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Surprise Secret Garden


No one would expect to find any formal, secret garden to make an appearance in this slightly wild, slightly managed beautiful Oregon rain forest! But after one leaves the lodge on the river and hot springs where we like to stay, crossing a sturdy bridge over the McKenzie river, then wanders for some distance on lovely, woodsy paths....

this is what you come upon.

You enter a magical, formal English garden through this opening that is a completely delightful surprise! ( Anyway it was for us the first time we found it and we still marvel.) We seldom see anyone else here which makes it feel more mysterious in a way. The garden has a circular design with water features, curved stone walls, trimmed Boxwood hedges and ancient looking pillars.

(My own true love who married me 49 years ago.)

Friday, June 1, 2018

Roses, Roses, Roses!

Our roses
are happy this year!

Strawberry Time

"One must ask children and birds
how cherries and strawberries taste." 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sweden @ 3

Sweden is 3. What a beautiful and sweet child. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Rilla about a couple of shots of Rilla before I put Sweden's Birthday pictures up.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Just One More { I promise! }

Oh, these pictures with their blue and white theme make Sweden seem so Swedish {which she partly is of course}! Blue eyes, pale ivory skin, and her old fashioned blue and white flowery dress, all work toward the unintended mood. Grandma Pietsch would have loved this so much and makes me love this photo shoot as well.