Saturday, November 18, 2006

A Feast for the Eyes

These are all photos from the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. It's gorgeous there in the fall. Enjoy! Courtesy of Webshots and Google Images

6 comments:

St. Inuksuk said...

Delurking this week! Thanks for posting such gorgeous pictures, a real feast for the eyes!
May your Thanksgiving be blessed!

the reverend mommy said...

Wow! These are gorgous! Or however one spells that word.

1-4 Grace said...

Beautiful! Thnaks for sharing. Our leaves dont turn much this far south, so it is great to enjoy them via the net!

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Beautiful. How do they do ti? Also Delurking and having a hard time getting comments to post.

Psalmist said...

So glad you've all visited! 1-4 Grace, since the western Northwest is so predominantly evergreen, there's not so much fall color there, either; that's one reason the Japanese Garden is so wonderful that time of year. P.S., if you mean how they get so much color, they use plants that will give a variety of color through the year, and though the varieties are mainly those that grow in Japan, the climate is quite similar there. So the exotic maples are still maples, for example, so they turn that gorgeous color. And like gardens in Japan, this one is meticulously tended and trained. We used to have a lacy-leaf maple in our front yard, and I remember all the careful pruning it took for it to take the preferred umbrella shape. Quite a science to it, as well as considerable art.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

revabi said...

wow, what awesome eye candy!