Serenity in Portland

It has been a month since my last post, and I apologize to my followers.

Last month I changed brokerage firms after 23 1/2 years with my previous firm. Let’s just say that moving a $50 million client asset practice with about 200 households is not an easy task. I have been working unholy hours now for a month.

I was in Portland, Oregon the first week of September visiting my clients up there. The last day I was in town, I went to the Japanese Gardens in Portland.

If you are in Portland, make time for a visit. The gardens are truly amazing, and I just wanted to show you an image from my visit. The Japanese Gardens were started in 1950, not long after World War II as a type of peace gesture and community building effort by some of Portland’s Japanese residents.

From the moment I entered the grounds, I was immediately overtaken with a calming feeling of serenity. This is a very special place. For the first time in a month, I felt calm and at peace. My mind and soul were refreshed.

This is one of the gardens on the site. It is so simply serene and peaceful there.

I hope you enjoy this quick little glimpse of the beautiful Japanese Gardens in the Rose City, as Portland is known.

Thanks for stopping by. There will be more to come in the next few weeks.