Having a membership to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens gave us
free passes for the month of January to Portland's Japanese Gardens.
Sunday afternoon the sun was shining and a perfect addition to celebrating
a birthday in the family.
We ventured out to the gardens and delighted in seeing
the koi in the pond. The littlest of us was enchanted by them.
The daphne was beginning to bloom and add color to this gorgeous garden.
There were little ones all about enjoying the out of doors
with all the splendor of the garden.
While friends in other parts of the world are under snow and freezing temperatures,
Portland has had a touch of spring.
One thing that has amazed me about Oregonians is that they know to immediately
step outside and enjoy a sunny day because tomorrow the rains will come again.
Who knows we may even be buried in snow in a few weeks.
Each day brings a surprise and we are always ready to celebrate it.
I think this is a good way to celebrate life,
be ready for the surprise and jump in with both feet.