Summer Afternoons

Heirloom Roses

Heirloom Roses–Portland Rose Garden

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. –Henry James

Enjoying a lovely summer day strolling among the roses in Portland’s Rose Garden.  Such beautiful sights and smells.



The Holly

Holly Bush

HOW happy the holly-tree looks, and how strong,

Where he stands like a sentinel all the year long.

Neither dry summer heat nor cold winter hail

Can make that gay warrior tremble or quail.

He has beamed all the year, but bright scarlet he’ll glow

When the ground glitters white with the fresh fallen snow.

—Edith L M King

July 2016

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

"Sellwood Park Path"

“Sellwood Park Path”
Original Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson


“Pick More Daisies”

“If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”
–Nadine Stair

Daisies--quote by Nadine Stair

Original Photograph by Leona J. Atkinson