Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Thank You, via Willamette Unversity

I am extremely fond of beautiful Willamette University, where the Lovely Daughter is a senior. Recently named one of the best urban walks in Oregon, the campus boasts magnificent sequoias, numerous gardens, and a small stream running through the center:


One of my favorite Willamette places is the rose garden on State Street, just across from the capital building. As I wandered there ten days ago, I thought of my new blogging friend ~ master gardener, gifted teacher, Ignatian co-conspirator, and artist ~ who had sent me a handcrafted stained glass piece as an offer of consolation in this bleak time. If the winter light around here ever co-operates, I'll post a photograph. In the meantime, images of roses in gratitude for a gift of light:












9 comments:

Theresa Williams said...

I love the photos. That stream is beautiful. Am thinking of you daily.

Carol said...

The roses are beautiful in their simplicity and the campus shot is tranquil and peaceful. Wonderful! Continued healing thoughts...

Althea N. Agape said...

beautiful roses!

bean said...

hard to believe she's a senior already!!!!! what a beautiful place.

Stratoz said...

Wow, I will try to live up to those adjectives. Thank-you. I am just back from quite a trip to Gilead. The three photos I have of that glass would not be described as masterful or gifted. Thank you for the roses and being considered a co-conspirator and friend.

Stushie said...

You captured the white rose perfectly. Thanks.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Love the roses.

Lisa :-] said...

The roses are lovely...I adore them, as long as somebody else is growing them!

I need to get myself down to that campus one of these days...

Soul Writer said...

I love Willamette U's campus! Whenever we drove by there I wished I had gone to school there... lol.