Today’s picture comes from my most recent trip to Portland this past weekend.  While we were there, we got to have a lot of amazing food, coffee, and adventures, but no trip to Portland would be complete without a jaunt over to the International Rose Test Garden.  I’ll write a longer post about this later, as I took a ton of pictures of the flowers, but the test garden was started in 1917 and grew when Europeans in the midst of World War I decided it would be safer to send some seeds, in particular rose hybrids, over to Oregon and not risk their rose varieties’ decimation from bombs.  At 4.5 acres and housing almost 10,000 rose varieties, its grandeur is something to behold.  So, here’s a picture of me enjoying the gardens:

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