Wordless Wednesday

Seen in another neighbor’s yard

I live vicariously through my neighbor’s green thumbs. These roses are in the yard across the street. I think that they are gorgeous.


Happy six month wedding anniversary TnK

It was six months ago today that Tara and Kelly got married. It was a beautiful wedding. I still have the rose corsage that I wore on TnK’s wedding day in my refrigerator. I plan on keeping it until at least their one year anniversary. It makes me happy to see this corsage every time I open the fridge.


Portland, the city of roses or in my case the house of one rose

Just like the last rose that bloomed on my one rose bush I waited too long to take a photo. Portland is known as the City of Roses. My yard is known by me as the house with one rose.

Portland has its annual event the Rose Festival that takes place in June and has events running through this weekend with the air show. What many people do not realize is that Portland although it does have a lot of rain does not have more than the City of Seattle. We get the bad rap though. The rain in Portland does contribute toward the great roses, rhododendrons and overall greenery of the area.

So one of my main concerns about where to retire to for at least part of the year is where can I live where there is limited rainfall yet an abundance of greenery and plants. Oh and having a beach near by is a big plus for me. My research over the next two years will help me decide where that ideal place is.

This post is as a result of a friend in NYC recently asking me where other than Oregon I would live in the USA.