A walk through the Portand Japanese Garden is a walk through poetry. Being honored as second place out of 300 public Japanese gardens outside of Japan for highest quality, this little 5.5 acre gem is truly an inspiring place to visit.
Words often fail to describe that deep sense of peace and harmony when we are at one with nature. So for this post, I feel the best way to take you along the journey is by weaving our photos with some beautiful haiku poems from history. It also gives me a perfect opportunity to study a little bit of haiku – something I have always been curious about. The spring day,
lingerss, in the pools. – Issa (1763-1827)
Hope you enjoyed part 2 of our Portland trip! We came home with this little sculpture of Jizo – an enlightened being. His smile will always remind us of our journey through this little garden of paradise, through the ‘mountains and rivers’, the moss covered rocks, and the clouds of cherry blossoms.
Part one of Travel Portland – Beauty of the Rain