Monday was a day for exploring. I had been to the Portland Japanese Garden before, but Susanne had not, and I sure did not mind revisiting that wonderful place. However, I decided that I could no longer stand my hair so first we got that taken care of. After the Japanese Garden we went to Oblation Papers and Press and Dick Blick’s, and of course another trip to Powell’s. I took advantage of not having to pay sales tax or shipping for a few items at Blick’s, but I was good only because I did not have much room in my luggage.

Portland, Oregon

^^^View from the room

Haircut, Portland

Haircut, Portland

^^^haircut

Portland International Rose Test Garden

^^^Roses at the International Rose Test Garden

Portland Japanese Garden - view of Mount Hood

View of downtown Portland and Mount Hood in the distance from the Japanese Gardens

Portland Japanese Garden

^^^”Forest of Dreams: Ainu and Native American Woodcarving” exhibition. This “Statue of Fusa Sugimura,” by Takeki Fujito, was carved from one piece of wood including the base.

Portland Japanese Garden

^^^Susanne

Portland Japanese Garden

^^^iris

Portland Japanese Garden

^^^koi

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

^^^So much here is about shadows and light

Portland Japanese Garden

^^^A bite to eat and tea at the Umami Cafe