We've begun a spell of good, sunny weather in Portland, after a gray and rainy few months. So we decided to hike up to the Japanese Garden, which reopened recently after being closed for expansion since September. The colorful spring vegetation and late afternoon light made for some pretty, dappled scenes that reminded me of Monet paintings.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
March 17: Our last day in Ireland happened to be St. Patrick's Day, so of course we went to O'Connell Street to watch the parade. By luck we ended up just where the parade gathered and started off, and we were there early enough to gain front-row standing room. So I'll begin this series of posts with photos of people (and a dog) waiting for the big event to begin.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
March 16: Derry has a long and notable history, imaginatively and attractively exhibited in its City Museum.
Passage through the walls of the old city
In the City Museum, depiction of a famous episode in Derry's history:
Two boys holding shut the gates to the city against invaders.
Cartographers flourished in the seafaring age of Francis Drake,
inspired by the radiance of Queen Elizabeth.
Direct and reflected views of historic buildings combined in the glass on the roof of the museum.
The Guildhall is in the foreground.