Two young 50-something females. One big adventure exploring the Americas. Have liquidated everything they own and packed a Saturn Vue with bare necessities to set out on this journey. Planting seeds at each juncture symbolizing their new growth. With an open mind and heart, ready to get a true view of this world.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Rose By Any Other Name

Shore Acres continues to impress as we explore and peek into its beautiful gardens. We are not prepared for what we find. Victoria could easily be challenged by this perfectly manicured treasure.

The greenhouse is stocked and staged better than any we've seen.

And, the roses found in the display garden stand up to all the awards they evidently have won. It is just extraordinary.

The reflecting pond in the Japanese Garden is total serenity and we could spend much longer than time has allowed. This is one special, special place.

At each turn, we find more flowering wonders. And, between the cliffs, beach and magnifcent Pacific, we are hard pressed to find any fault. Ths place alone is worth living in Oregon.

The final path today retreating ouf of this bliss - have we sold everyone on Oregon by now!?


  1. Wow - those gardens are spectacular! I've always heard about the famous Oregon roses and those pics really show how beautiful they are!

  2. Oh, Celeste - what beautiful pix! You win the blue ribbon today!