Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Music at the Lan Su Chinese Gardens

Last evening sitting in the twilight listening to music.
It was music that made me want to dance.
The flowers even looked as if they were dancing
with their beautiful can-can skirts flowing.
The past five Tuesday evenings I have sat here
in the gardens of the Lan Su Chinese Gardens
in downtown Portland and enjoyed the music of the evening.
Yes, there was tea and wonderful steamed buns,
but it was the music that brought me there.
There was Chinese Festival Night (dragon dance and all), The Midnight Serenaders (listen here),
Amphion String Quartet, Joe Powers (amazing harmonica) & Friends,
and last evening the Loveness Wesa & The Bantus
(music from Zimbabwe).
How lovely to sit in the twilight soaking in the ambiance
of a warm summer evening and music.
Are you doing evening adventures and soaking in the summer twilight?


La Tea Dah said...

It cannot get any more lovely...

Chris Graham said...

Lovely pictures, what a way to relax and unwind.

Angela McRae said...

What a marvelous summer treat! (And no, I haven't been outside much ... in our humidity, I'm afraid they'd have to call 911 if I stayed outside very long!)

Steph said...

What a special place and special music!

Trixie and Dustin of said...

So lovely -- now we can put a "face" to your wonderful descriptions of these concerts! Thank you, and next time, let's *dance*...

Adrienne said...

Oh, I wanted to go to the Chinese Gardens last week. We weren't free to head that direction. I would have loved it! Thank you for sharing it with us. I'll have to check it out soon. Time for a little 'local' get-away!

Mary said...

I would have loved those concerts so much - why can't I live in beautiful Portland?

Mary X