Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ashram

We got a bit lost trying to get to Northeast Portland to check out the scene on Alberta Street.


We noticed this interesting building with a high hedge around it. We had to turn around anyway, so we stopped to see what it was.


We peeked in and saw this beautiful, serene park like setting. We couldn't resist and found ourselves wandering in through the open gate.


There were wonderful statues, welcoming rock paths, fantastic flowerbeds.


I do love taking flower photos.






I wish I knew what this was. It was a tree covered with flowers.


Even the bees were peaceful.


This strand of prayer pennants stretched over head.


The lighting was not good this time of day (afternoon sun) to get a full photo of this statue, but I liked the detail shot.


I think this might be my favorite shot of the day.


Everyone we talked to here was friendly and open. They didn't seem to mind having a couple of crazy tourist types wandering about in their space snapping photos.
Gracious, kind people who made us feel welcome.

3 comments:

Shelley said...

Wow, Zeb ~ I love your Ashram photos! I feel as though I have just strolled through those beautiful grounds with you. Great photo journaling! Where is the Ashram located? I'll have to check it out on my next field trip here at home in Portland!

Shelley
(from Jessica's classes)

Zeborah Loray said...

I was lost when I stumbled across it, and I have no clue where I was - but one of the people there said they have a website.
I took the photo of the sign so I could remember the name of it. LOL

CindyLousNews said...

Wow Zeb! Gorgeous photos! The tree with the flowers is a Rose of Sharon. It's a "cousin" of the Hibiscus. They are beautiful and come in many colors - easy to grow BUT ants love the flowers so you have to keep them sprayed with Listermint.