Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rhododendron Garden

On Friday, mom and I took Noam to the rhododendron garden here in PDX. We knew we'd be a bit early for the peak blooms, but figured Noam could get his energy out (it's never ending!) and we could enjoy the gorgeous weather. 
We got in the gate and he was off. He would stop and look at something and then he was off again!
There were tons of ducks and geese all around. Noam got a kick out of watching the ducks and loved them flying and landing in the ponds.
He was not a fan of the massive geese. He was clinging to us until mom taught him to tell the geese to move. Then with his new found empowerment, he was walking around shouting, "move geese!!!"
I made friends with this squirrel while Noam bossed the geese around...
The few flowers that in bloom were spectacular and were a bit easier to photograph than the toddler turned geese traffic director. I can only imagine how much more beautiful the grounds will be once all the rhodies bloom!

17 thoughts on the matter:

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

The squirrel images are so cute! Hope your Easter was fantastic with your family! Yes, he does have alot of energy!

Caroline (Frogmum) said... {Reply}

Cute squirrel, cute toddler & so jealous of nice weather and flowers!! Glad you had a lovely day though :)

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

That squirrel looks so cute! :)

Andrea Dawn said... {Reply}

Lovely captures, Tamar, and such a wonderful array of colours. Good job moving those geese, Noam!

shirley said... {Reply}

These are a fabulous collection of photos - the flowers are so pretty and that squirrel - just too cute!
Hope you are having a great day!!

Renae at simple sequins said... {Reply}

Oh beautiful photos, Tamar! Beautiful!

Patrice said... {Reply}

Wow, what a beautiful garden, Tamar!

Christian Weiß said... {Reply}

Das muss ein sehr schöner Platz sein.

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

What a beautiful post! These are all so lovely. I really like these captures of Mr. I So Cute!

Nicki said... {Reply}

With the little one in tow I am shocked you were able to photograph anything. Looks and sounds like a good time.

misc.alaina said... {Reply}

Such a cutie! I totally agree that flowers are easier to photograph than toddlers! Beautiful shots!!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

A nature walk with the little ones is always fun. :) So great re-discovering the things we usually take for granted through them.

Sharon said... {Reply}

What a colorful variety of flowers. Your photos are lovely. Naom is such a cutie, with those baby blue eyes!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

What a pretty garden and lovely captures of it! When I was a kid, I never understood when adults envied the energy of children. Now I get it. Wish I could have some of Noam's! :)

Laura said... {Reply}

how lovely... we are looking forward to blossoms.

Dara said... {Reply}

I love places like that! great that Noam can appreciate it as a place to get out energy!

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

These are so lovely! That squirrel face cracks me up ;)