At Portland’s original Rose Garden and Fountain, two of our grandchildren. Before moving to a larger plot of land, just west of downtown Portland, OR., the original Rose Garden was located in NE Portland, where this photo was taken. Dipping your feet in the fountain pool is a good idea when the temps have been hovering around 100!
Not really an iconic view of this most famous tourist spot. It has been nearly four years since I took this photo and I always cringe a little every time I look at and think about the woman staring back at me; I feel like I got busted or something. Of all of the people moving about this space, she was the only one ( and the closest to me ) who spotted me and what I was doing. I should have asked her if she minded being in the photo, but….In profile, she looks much like someone I worked with many years ago. So, on a couple of levels this image has some weird mojo attached to it. I would really like to think she is a spy posing as a tourist, but that could be just my imagination working overtime.