Monday, September 30, 2013

A Rose Is A Rose

The end of September marks the beginning of Fall here in Rose City. Today, Fall is definitely in the air here at Portland's other public rose gardens- Peninsula Park.

Tucked between Humboldt and Piedmont neighborhoods, in NE Portland, this park has served this community for 100 years. It's also home of Portland's "other" Rose Garden. Sure, while the Rose Garden in West Portland gets most of the attention with the Mt. Hood views, the nearby zoo, and Pittock Mansion; Peninsula Park is worth a visit. It's quieter, especially around the reflecting fountain, and much easier to find parking(FREE).

Walking through the Rose gardens, I am reminded of a cliche, in which, as a writer, I try to avoid~~~it is what it is.

Sounds like, A Rose is a Rose, only a rose smells prettier. 


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