A rose by any other name

So, yeah. I always liked good old Billy Shakespeare. Sue me. Even Romeo and Juliet.

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself

We went to the Rose Test Garden in Portland today. Follow the link to read up more on it, it’s definitely more worth your time than me copy/pasting and editing what they have to tell about themselves.

Let’s just say it was an intense and awesome experience of sights, lines, colors and smells. Again, some really nice pictures were taken. Look forward to them once I am back in Germany with a little bit of time on my hands.

We also went to the Japanese Garden. Mostly good, just the one piece of it I was looking most forward to, the sand and stone garden? Was in serious need of maintenance. Fallen leaves, it wasn’t raked in a while and…yeah. Not so spectacular. Bummer.

But all in all, a rather nice day.

Did not purchase an iPad today. Best Buy here didn’t carry them yet, they will get Apple stuff in 3 weeks. Darn it.

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