Winter Gardens, Portland

Hoyt Arboretum  2/15/2019

Two hours with no rain – we took a walk to the Winter Garden in Hoyt Arboretum, Washington Park. (Hike #9, 2 miles, 200 feet)


We saw more blooming witch hazel near the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial:

Crystal Springs   2/17/2019

A dry day – we met friends at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and walked all around the lakes and garden paths. We then crossed the road and walked along Crystal Springs Creek through Reed Canyon on the Reed College campus. (Hike#10, 3 miles, 150 feet).


Bridge at the north end of the gardens near the entrance.


Winter plants were blooming, though nothing like the riot of color during rhododendron and azalea season.

Water birds and reflections:


Crystal Springs Creek trail in Reed Canyon:


The bicycle/pedestrian bridge across the canyon.


Walking east along Reed Canyon.


A great blue heron near the marsh.


The spring inlet on the east end of campus.


The lake on the west end of campus.

Cross Stitch

I mounted the Jane Austen House Cross Stitch on foam board using sequin pins and a few stitches at the corners. The piece is now hanging on my wall!



Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, May 2018. I realize now the cross stitch kit view is the side facing the garden, not the street front.


I found buttons for my Brioche Headscarf, and have worn it!



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