Sunday, June 04, 2006

Gardening In Portland 2006

My wife Marie and I met under the rose arbor at my last bachelor pad, near where we live now, as she was walking in our Hawthorne Neighborhood, here in occasionally sun-drenched Portland, Oregon, 97214. That was almost 10 years ago, and we have been married for five of those years. Our wedding anniversary is June 24.

On that wonderful day of our first meeting, and since my yard was all gardened up, Marie and I began talking gardening, and we haven’t stopped since. I come from a long line of gardeners, and I am convinced it’s in the blood. Gimme an acre of land stripped down, I’ll gi
ve you an arboretum in 5 years, complete with walking paths and fountains and bridges and ponds, maybe some raised beds for veggies and herbs. It’s a passion of mine. And Marie’s too! In our garden, Marie has done most of the design work, with me throwing in my two cents along the way, and then throwing out my back. We enjoy it so much, and it is an activity we share enthusiastically, especially in the Beautiful Oregon Spring.

When I awoke a couple of
days ago, I walked out onto our front porch, and the sun was streaming in, and just right for a photo, so I grabbed the camera and took the picture, and then walked the yard shutterbugging among the bugs. Welcome to our garden.

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