This weekend we had another set of house guests – John’s brother and his wife. We don’t get to see them very often, and were very excited that they were able to spend a few days with us before a family reunion on the coast.
We played games – bridge, bananagrams – and saw a little of Portland.
On Monday, we went to the Japanese Garden for an afternoon of beautiful calmness and good conversation.
Some irises bloomed in the Strolling Pond Garden:
… and between the mossy ground and the green leaves (and the green light filtering through them), parts of the Tea Garden and the Natural Garden were overwhelmingly verdant.
One of my favorite spots is the “sand and stone” contemplation garden…
… but definitely the best part of the visit was talking with my sister-in-law while we strolled. I’m so glad she was here.