It has been two years since I visited Lan Su Chinese Garden (in Portland, OR) in December.(Photos from that visit are here.) That visit was on a cloudy gray day (in fact that whole week my house guests were here had some rain each day). This year gave them more sun than rain, blue skies, and at the garden, clear reflections in the lake, and a heron for a special treat.
No visit is complete without a stop at the Tao of Tea, which serves a large variety of teas in the tea house. Floral teas were our choices this time, accompanied by moon cakes with red bean and mung bean fillings. We would have tried green-tea filling, but changed plans when hearing it would take an hour.
I think he knows he is gorgeous.
What a profile!
As before there were a few flowers in bloom, but they were different varieties than I remember from two years ago.
We were there between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm; it was beginning to get dark at the end, which put an end to my picture taking.