Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday :)

Good Afternoon all :)

I LOVE the idea that we, at least for one day a week, stop and think consciously about what we are Thankful for :)

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Roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon

I am truly Thankful that we have this beautiful world renowned facility here in P.Town. Even when we were there on Sunday in the pouring rain, the Roses were lovely; brightening our afternoon as the low light and raindrops steadily fell. What is more amazing is that it is free and so is the parking!!! Anytime of the year it is gorgeous and you will always hear many a foreign accent there (apart from mine :)

There are also beautiful views of Downtown and Mountains in the Cascade range, mainly our beloved Mt. Hood.

What are you Grateful for Today???

Hope you all have a wonderful Evening! :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Meeling said...

Gorgeous photos!! I agree this is a wonderful idea. I've been so swamped at work, I've been lagging in blog posts...not enough hours in the day the last couple of weeks. And then today I came home from work to find my Lab had locked himself in the bathroom, pottied and freaked out. Talk about mess & smell...and at the end of a long day. Me = NOT happy!!!

The thankful part in there...the convenience of Lysol cleaning wipes, a washing machine and a son who volunteered to bathe the dog.

What a Thursday!!

Hope you have a great evening!

Annette said...

The roses are just beautiful! I wish we had something like that close by. I'm thankful for finally getting the internet back after more than 24 hours without it!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I'm thankful for your blog so I can see such beautiful photos!

Jenni @ RainyDayGardener said...

Oh, a lovely thing to be grateful for! You got some beautiful pics! Cheers, Jenni

JacBer said...

GORGEOUS! I love the drops of rain on the roses, so pretty, and your mountains are brill!

Today I'm thankful for a lovely relaxing weekend and it didn't start raining until all 5 loads of washing was dry :-D

Lo Christine said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of thankful thursday, I might have to join in!

keithchip said...

I love the colors in the roses in the 2nd photo. Great Pics!

Charlotte said...

I love this idea of Thankful Thursdays! (even though its Monday ;) I'm thankful for being alive today. I love the rose photos, so beautiful! I miss the Portland Rose Garden.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Wow, that rose is so beautiful!!!

aquariann said...

Wow, what beautiful roses! And there's an entire facility of them in Portland?! I'm jealous.

Almost Precious said...

BEAUTIFUL !!! It's no wonder that Portland is known as the City of Roses, roses do thrive in its climate and seem to be so much more lovely there than anywhere else. And you capture their charm and lovely petals perfectly. :)