Just home from a brief stay at the Oregon Coast.
My mind is reeling with the beauty I saw.
Beauty on the shoreline.
Beauty in the parks.
Beauty everywhere in its purest, natural state.
Back at home, I am determined to enjoy the beauty in my world.
This red platter was a gift from my son Blake years ago.
I love the color and the feel of it.
The contrast between the hard boiled eggs and the red plate pleased me.
See the shadows?
The trillium grows wild in Oregon. It is simple, unassuming and lovely.
It is the state flower of Ohio and Ontario. Interesting as I thought it was the state flower of Oregon! I was not the only one with this mistaken idea.
Trillium ovatum This is the flower that comes to mind when one hears the name “Trillium.” Mistakenly thought by many to be Oregon’s state flower by virtue of its abundance, its pure, bright white flower held above the triumvirate of bright green leaves is a welcome sight in the woods as well as the woodland garden. Portland Nursery
A Flower Arrangement
These were the centerpieces at the Owen Roe Winemaker’s Dinner last week.
The food, wine and ambiance were first class.
The event was held in the Garden Room at Elephant’s on NW 22 Avenue, Portland.
It was a rainy night. These flowers warmed the room.
The outdoor area between the Zupan’s Market and the Zupan’s Florist in Lake Oswego.
The area is inviting even on a rainy day with the lighting, the outdoor heaters, and an abundance of flowers and plants.
Scattered throughout are tables for eating.
People sit in the sun here.
People sip coffee here or eat burgers fresh off the grill.
Girl Scouts sell cookies here.
Large community suppers are held here.
A wonderful welcoming part of Zupan’s Market.
Living in the here and now.
Slowing down. Taking note of beauty. My life is enriched.
I wish the same for you.