Colors from Nature: Portland OR Chinese Gardens

While living in Portland, OR, a friend and I visited the local Chinese Gardens. I was like a kid in a candy shop…everything was in bloom, the sun was shining (a rarity in Portland), I had just had Dim Sum down the street…life was really, really good that day. I took this picture (one of many) of a new bloom. I think this is from a water lilly of sorts, regardless, it’s amazing!  I’ve pulled some key hues found in this image and put together a little color board.