During Oregon’s nine-month rainy season
it can be a challenge to find a dry, sunny day for a photo outing. So when the weather forecast was two-thumbs-up for December 7, 2016, I was out the door bright and early as usual. In order to arrive by 8:00 AM for the members-only opening of Portland’s Japanese Garden,
I need to leave home in Albany
by 6:00 because of the morning rush-hour traffic.
When I had finally made it to the Garden, I discovered a winter wonderland of ice-encrusted fountains and frosty leaves. By walking around the Garden numerous times during my stay, I found fleeting patches of sunlight and shadows which were a delight to photograph.
With this being my tenth monthly photo outing to the Garden,
you would think that it might be difficult for me to find photographic inspiration, especially since I had trouble with that during past visits.
But the combination of wintry conditions and the heavenly early-morning sunlight were actually very inspiring.
During the 75 minutes I was snapping the shutter, I took a total of 62 photos. The best 26 are available for your enjoyment in this album. You can also see all
of my monthly photos in the conglomerate Portland Japanese Garden (All Years)