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