“Let go or be dragged” is one of my favorite Zen proverbs. I definitely struggle with letting go, especially of control. After a rough couple of months of feeling like we were dragged by life towards one direction, we gladly welcomed celebrating our anniversary in Portland where we hoped to find some peace and quiet. The Japanese Gardens was the answer to our weary souls. We left behind our stress and woes with each step that we took deeper into Washington State Park towards the Japanese Gardens. Our breaths were taken away as we explored every nook and cranny of this intricate garden. As we admired the view of the waterfall, koi pond, and beautiful greenery, we didn’t talk much but that was more than okay with me. It reminded me of how comfortable we were already with silence in our early dates. Being in such a beautiful and peaceful place was the perfect way to kickoff our stay in Portland.
This setting looks absolutely amazing! It actually reminds me a lot of the gardens I visited in China despite being Japanese-inspired. I hope you had a lovely time 🙂
Looks by Lau
Wonderful photos – I particularly love the image showing the descending uneven paving! Your printed trousers are so stylish as well and I love how you've styled them with the navy tee 🙂
Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
Such amazing photos!! Would love to visit this place! 🙂
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amazing, so beautiful! <3
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Letting go is definitely easier said than done, but it's absolutely vital. Sometimes I feel bogged down but it's solely due to me & what I focus on. I love your sunglasses. :]
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Everything about this is BEAUTIFUL! Major love for this post. xx
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The Japanese Garden in Portland is definitely one of my favorite spots! Such amazing photos and makes me want to go back again!
Happy anniversary! 🙂
It looks like such a serene and beautiful place to visit from your photos 🙂
Away From The Blue
Amazing photos 🙂
Have a good day!
So lovely! Happy brand new week dear! 🙂
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this is awesome 🙂 have a great day!
Such a beautiful place, I understand why you've chose to let it go and just enjoy the beauty around you!
omg!!! yes. yes to this!!! 😀
can't wait to visit this garden!!
So gorgeous and peaceful! You have to let go of frustrations even if you don't want to, everything just pulls you to calmness.
Love the photos! The place look so peaceful!
Lovely pictures and what a peaceful place! Hope you are feeling much better now! 😉 xo Vivian
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I love Japanese gardens, they always make me forgot my sorrows and just breathe and enjoy the beauty. Perfect, thanks for sharing. Love, Kirsten xx
These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I must go as soon as possible. Also, you look gorgeous Jasmine!!
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I love these pictures! I've bee to Portland several times but have yet to explore the Japanese garden. I hope you two enjoyed the rest of your trip. 😀
Sweet Helen Grace
Wow, this place looks so beautiful and relaxing.
Beautiful photos for a stunning lovely location
These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Breath taking.
– Adi xxo