A Peaceful Place

Hawk in pond at the Grotto

photo by Anne Pflug

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Portland, Oregon.  A friend took me to a “tourist attraction” which  happened to be a religious place.  It was called The Grotto and it included an outdoor shrine with grounds  filled with native plants, meditative walks  and much statuary. An elevator took us above, on the cliffs, to see stupendous views of the city. To  me, however, the most beautiful part of this place was a peaceful pond where a hawk perched on a rock as if it, too, was meditating.

I found this pond to be the best part of the grounds.   It was tranquil, calming and made me feel closer to God than I would in any church.

On my next trip to Portland, I will make sure to come here again.


About Anne Pflug

I presently live in Venice Florida but was born on the island of Malta. I have relatives there and visit quite often. I am in the process of writing a travelogue and memoir about my visits and memories of Malta. I would like to use my blog to show the many photos I have taken and the beautiful sights that I have seen in Malta.
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