Portland Rose Gardens

Codi and I went to the Portland Rose Gardens again yesterday. It was gorgeous there! The roses were huge and some of the bushes were over 7 feet tall!

Some of the roses are single-colored, but this one was very vibrant with colors.
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Inside a rose…
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Of course, there were lots of bees, but they were minding their own business and never bothered us.
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

These roses remind me a little of lily pads.
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Here we are on the steps of the ampitheater at the Rose Gardens…
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Here’s me attacking Codi with a kiss…
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

I realized that I’ve never seen a photo of the back side of a rose. I think this one looks pretty cool.
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Reminds me of an elephant’s ears…
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Here we are again…
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Codi took some black & white photos as well. I like these two…
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

I changed the settings on the camera to produce high contrast, high saturation images – sort of like LOMO photography. I like the effect, though it could have been a bit more dramatic.
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

We ended our day with a dinner at the new Zao Noodle Bar. Awesome asian foods!
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

I spotted this roof at Bridgeport. I like the shapes and colors. Nothing boring at Bridgeport!
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

These colors caught my attention, too. I like the symmetry of this building.
Oregon photos, Lake Oswego, Mount Hood, Portland, Oregon Gardens

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