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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

NEWSLETTER

I'm in the rose garden!

My hubby decided to whisk me away for the afternoon and go to the rose garden.  Portland is also known as the city of roses- we have a ton a of rose related events through out the year in Portland.    Some towns have their strawberry festival or maybe potato festival but we Oregonians have our roses.   Growing up, my school wasn't in the right district to run for the rose princess... so sad. tear.
The day was simply gorgeous and everything was in bloom.  
The garden sits right on top of the city.
We sat in the shade and my hubby got me a cherry snow cone- my fav. :)
Such a perfect little date!  Days like today remind me how much I love living here. 

PS Also did you hear! They are filming another season of Portlandia.  They are wanting Portland Artists for extras. Hmm.. Think I should I do it?



28 comments

Selena said...

It's a wonderful place!
Also here in Italy, near where I live , there is a huge garden with a beautiful avenue of roses! And I love it!
Have a nice day
Selena

Mandy Crandell said...

You should totally do it! I would love to see all those roses. It's the only flower I can really be around.

the southern hostess said...

Beautiful photos! What a perfect day. Yes, you need to be on Portlandia!

~BB~ said...

how beautiful! Love the rose pictures {and the view!}. And yes, you definitely need to go for it! If nothing else it'll be a fun experience!

punkychewster said...

oh how beautiful! i wish i could visit rose gardens without sneezing my head off...

HazelandMare said...

Haha! You should totally be on Portlandia! That show is hilarious, and I'm glad to know they are doing another season!

What a beautiful rose garden- you must have felt like Alice in Wonderland there! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures - definitely sounds like a great date and great time to enjoy your beautiful city (only went to Portland once on business but it was fun!)

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

mars mell-o said...

i love this views! full of flowers..such a magical place :)

Kelsey Cole said...

simply gorgeous! I would love to visit some rose gardens in Oregon some day:) What a beautiful tradition! thanks for stopping by my blog, it made my day!

xoxo, kelsey

Monica Whitney said...

Oh my gosh. Those roses are BEAUTIFUL! Did you take all those pics??

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San said...

Oh, so beautiful! :) I hear only good things about Portland!!

monster cakes said...

a. i love the rose garden.
b. yey for Oregonians! (former Portland resident myself)
c. please oh please be on that show! it's the shiz.

bobbi said...

I have no idea what kind of show Portlandia is but I think you should go. I'm sure you wouldn't be in anything inappropriate.
Those roses are incredible. I'm always amazed in front of flowers, they're like pieces of art.

Danielle said...

the rose garden is beautiful! sounds like a lovely day!

p.s. i love your hair :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

So pretty! I would love to be immersed in so many roses!

A Lost Feather said...

ooo these are so pretty! my sister and i got to go to the rose garden last summer when we were in portland :) but the roses were not in full bloom like that! i'd love to go back.. to portland aaand that garden :)

christine donee said...

oooo I love it!

Jo said...

What a divine rose garden! I bet it smelled incredible too!

x
Lost in the Haze

lamina @ do a bit said...

Wow what a fabulous place... you lucky duck!!! Love the photos.. Lovely! :)

Dave said...

Wonderful day...and go for it..be an extra!!

mary shouvlin said...

I still cannot get over the roses here! Even the flowers on the corner of the street are as big as my face! So much beauty, sounds like you two had a wonderful time!

Heartfire At Home said...

Oh sigh, that looks just divine! What a glorious day.

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

Amazing roses . . .and of course you should try out :)

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

I live in The Geranium City, which doesn't quite compare to a community of rose gardens... :)

Cindy said...

yes, do it! and whoa to roses! heaven!

Pia said...

That seriously sounds like the perfect date!!
The roses look amazing. I wish there was a place like that where I live.

ckscribbles said...

You are one lucky woman! Roses and cherry snow cones!
xo
Christine

iris said...

'Really digging the second photo in this post!

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