3/18/10

the grotto


























yesterday i went to The Grotto with my mum. The Grotto is a Catholic shrine and botanical garden (although only a few flowers were blooming when we went, seeing as it's technically still winter) that's in Portland. whether or not you're Catholic (i'm not) it's a beautiful place for picture taking and relaxation. i learned a lot about Catholicism from my mum who grew up Catholic...which is kind of fitting as it was St. Patrick's Day. anyhoo, i had lots of fun taking pictures with my new camera and playing with lighting and bokeh. i can't wait until all the flowers are blooming! the various gardens that i like going to will be so pretty! i want spring to come. now, please!

12 comments:

  1. Your blog is absolutely lovely, and such wonderful pictures :)

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  2. these pictures are INCREDIBLE!
    wow is all i can say!!

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  3. you took such gorgeous photos on your outing!

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  4. aw thank you SO much, everyone! =]

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  5. this definitely make me want spring here NOW. :)
    these are lovely. gives me hope for spring to be here soon. :D

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  6. I like your blog and love your pictures...

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  7. Whether you're Catholic or not, you're moved by the beauty of this place.

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  8. this looks so beautiful!
    i'd be so happy if i would visit today...
    but it's not exactly around the corner unfortunately.

    have a lovely weekend, dear.

    Mila
    x.

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  9. postcards are one of my favorite things and i think there should be more of them being sent around the world!

    i love the traveling gnome also - i need to track one down and take him with me on my future journeys.

    *tiffany

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  10. Great collection of photos. Love the abundance of color. Thanks for sharing.

    www.torontoverve.org

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hi! i'm Lena, but you can call me Lulu. i love Frida Kahlo, feminism, art, reading, kitties, and drinking tea. i love the film Amelie and i think that the tiny traveling gnome has stolen my heart. i want to own a bookshop and live above it one day. i get quite passionate about things. i tend to think too much. i'm kind of a hermit.

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