Friday, February 09, 2007

Special moment and favorite place

Each night when I get up to go to the bathroom, I'll pause to look at my silhouette. My shadow is cast onto a wall from the faint night light in our bathroom. Without my contacts, the image is very fuzzy. The silhouette allows me to take in the beauty of my growing belly without the criticism that can arise from looking in a mirror. I call this special moment my "hidden delight". It makes me want to grab my paintbrush and paint this line from my shadow onto my bathroom wall.

It's Photo Friday again and this week's theme (given by Erstellen Mutterschaft's blog) is "Your Favorite Place".

One of my favorite places in Portland is the Japanese Garden. Its meticulous beauty makes my soul sing. Every viewpoint is photo-beautiful. Here's a snapshot:

There's a place in the garden where you turn a corner in the path and find this lovely stone bench which looks out onto a beautiful greenspace and a trickling waterfall. This is one of my favorite places.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

[35 Babies R Us visits]


Stacey said...

That is a gorgeous garden!! So peaceful and almost magical looking.

Critical? I hope you know you look GREAT and your growing belly is wonderful. :)

Anonymous said...

that's a great special moment to have. enjoy it every night.

Mo said...

I love the Japanese Garden in Portland! Maybe it's something about how wet it is here, but it is so lush and beautiful. Keep enjoying your special moments. I always loved the special middle of the night moments with the baby on the outside too.

Dee said...

How beautiful! Enjoy those special moments. Soon enough Kylie will be here!

Anonymous said...

OMG! I LOVE that spot too! I don't go there often enough and it's so peaceful I can literally spend hours there. Thanks for the pics and the reminder.