Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rhododendron Garden

Last year, when I was in Portland for Passover, mom and I took Noam to the rhododendron garden. Passover was about 2 weeks earlier last year, and we were there just ahead of the blooms. This year we took advantage of a lovely day and went to see what was blooming. Nature did not dissapoint!
Noam had fun climbing on the river rocks in a small stream. We couldn't get him to stop going back and forth to go see more flowers!
 See: flowers! I just love the bright green of early spring. So vivid, such a renewal of life. 
I was convinced this was a one legged duck. Well, apparently, ducks can balance. Who knew. 
It is always so fun to see the world through Noam's eyes. He was having fun picking flowers off the ground and giving them to us. 
Ronan got a bit too enthusiastic about eating the buds...
This guy was being such a ham: he loved walking on the stone walls, telling the geese to move, and exploring the gardens. 
Such a fun outing. It was so refreshing to see so many things in bloom after such a harsh winter. Bring on the blooms in Boston!

20 thoughts on the matter:

Rainey said... {Reply}

These are beautiful! I'm glad you had a lovely Passover with your family. I had that same experience with a duck once. I got all upset because the poor duck only had one leg. How did it lose its leg, I wondered? Then... the other leg came down. Lol!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Wow, it looks like you all had a great time.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

You got some gorgeous shots at the gardens! I like how you interspersed some green shots too! Great contrast!

Ramona said... {Reply}

What a gorgeous place to explore!! Really lovely photos!! <3

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Beautiful pictures, looks like a lovely time :)

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

What a beautiful place and a great way to spend time with family. I love to see kids enjoy nature!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

What a gorgeous place- I am definitely going to have to take a weekend trip that way & check it out.

Danelle M said... {Reply}

Wow! What a beautiful place. Love Noam's minion hat too! :)

Kimberly Vensel said... {Reply}

Beautiful photos! Love seeing signs of spring from other parts of the country! Looks like the boys had a great time!

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Lovely spring photos! :)

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Spring has sprung...what a delightful time of year! Your two nephews are so adorable, what fun they must bring you.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

So lovely! I don't think I've ever seen rhododendrons in so many shades.

Noam is at such a fun age --enjoy it. :)

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Looks like a colorful and peaceful place to spend an afternoon.

Kim said... {Reply}

So glad you had a chance to see these blooms! It does refresh the mind after all the gray and cold of winter. We are getting down right green here now and it is wonderful!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Oh Tamar! I love all of these flowers. Reminds me of my days living in Seattle and when spring would hit, my gosh, it was God's great garden there.

I have my pics up now. Check it.
♥, Renae

Ps. love the candid snaps of your nephews. Your photography inspired the pics I have on my post today. yay!!!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Wow, these are so great, and that's what I love about spring too everything seem to be in techo color!

Esther said... {Reply}

My brother used to live in Portland and we would visit for a fix of "spring green" because our Colorado spring is so slow ing coming! Love the pics.

bettyl-NZ said... {Reply}

What lovely, bright colors! I can't wait until ours bloom, but that won't be until the end of October :(

Jade @ Tasting Grace said... {Reply}

How fun! What a great way to celebrate and enjoy spring!

Molly said... {Reply}

Looks like you all had a really great time