Today I spent the day up in the southwest hills at the Portland Japanese Garden for a class project on parks with my sister and a couple other girls. It was beautiful, freezing and extremely peaceful. I'm definitely making a trip back in the spring, when the trees are in bloom. There were little piles of snow around the gardens, the tiny ponds were freezing over, and yet, through all that cold, the trees remain green. The gardens are a spectacular place to visit and get lost in, you won't regret it.
The tree on the right is the famous Japanese Maple that turns a fiery red-orange in the fall, I can't wait to see it in its glory.
I'd say it was a pretty nice day.