Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Last Thursday morning around 9, I was here:

Last Thursday night around 9, I was here:

Same day, same coast, and it could be the same scene, but the trees give it away.

I had a whirlwind weekend rendezvous with the glorious trees in Portland.  This is the first tree I developed a schoolgirl crush on, I took this photo just a few blocks from our hotel in one of the plentiful downtown parks that pepper the city.

That's a cute tree, so very tall and stately. It retained its charm for me even after I became  half blind with tree love for its myriad cousins in Washington Park.

These guys were less about statuesque and more about lush. Lush, lush, lusciously lush.

I was one with the green, right down to my soggy little so-cal toes in their silly sandals, which I quickly ensconced in newly purchased tights and Wellies.

Sure, I maintained a soft spot for my tall, dark and handsome big boys. 

So stately and studly and solitary

I loved how the light played on the singletons, tickling the flaura.

But my favorite were the spots where all that green filled up my senses, surrounding and slaying me.

And how freaking adorable is that path? Don't you just want to skip?

A meadow of wildflowers?! Don't you want to just frolic?

Come on.

Portland is my green boyfriend.
I was so smitten, so satiated.

Everywhere I looked, I was filled up with green.

Out the windows

Through the windows
In the windows


My trip was so short, I hardly had time to explore a teeny tidbit of what Portland has got going on. As I flew home on Sunday, I looked out one more window

Oh, Portland.


Me, You, or Ellie said...

Love the verdant verde, Jacquie, and I especially love the little ladders coming out of the plastic cups (?) upon which Jack's little beanstalks can climb.....

One of my favorite things about your annual trip to Connecticut is your reaction to our gigantor trees. I think about you a lot when I see a particularly studly one, strutting his stuff: "Oooh, Jacquie's going to love that bad boy."

Lush, lush, lusciously lush,

Me, You, or Ellie said...

So refresing, J! What a lovely slice of Portland.

Can't wait to hear more about it.