a visit to the japanese garden on a rainy day

The Portland Japanese Garden is one of our very favorite places here - no matter how crowded it is, it always feels like the perfect place to relax. But we didn't have to worry about it being crowded when we visited last week since it had rained on and off all day long. It ended up being one of the nicest trips to the garden we've had yet! Everything seemed even more spring-y than it already does with a bit of rain on the leaves. The sun even came out for a while so it was like we to see the garden twice in one day.

There are so many details we see every time that we haven't ever seen before! We're lucky to have a membership so we can go whenever we want, at all different times of year.

And of course, you can't forget to look up -