City of Roses

Known for its perfect climate for flowers, Portland, Oregon’s nicknamed the City of Roses. While we saw flowers around every corner, few were roses.


White flowers


Purple flowers


Pink flowers


And more hydrangeas than I’ve ever seen.


I didn’t even know this could possibly be the color of a real flower.


Of course every table had fresh flowers.


Instead of the City of Roses, Portland should just be known as the City of Flowers.







Valentine Flowers

I noticed that many friends posted pictures of the flowers they received from their husbands for Valentine’s Day on Saturday.

Not to brag, but my wonderful husband sent me hundreds of flowers for Valentine’s Day.

Hydrangeas for the coffee table.IMG_6404

Roses, carnations, and baby’s breath for the dining table.


Flowers on the porch.

Flowers in every room of the house.

Even some flowering plants that I can enjoy for years to come.


Flowers on Valentine’s Day…one of the advantages of a wedding.

Flowers: Nature’s Amen

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman

Roses and other flowers from the formal gardens at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers? ~Maurice Maeterlinck