I tagged along with Maree, her sister Liz, and her fiancee Justin to Portland's spectacular winter garden at Elk Rock. Orginally the thirteen acres were owned by a wealthy Portland businessman and his pro-golfer wife. After their passing, their property was willed to the Episcopal Church with a mandate that the grounds be left open to the public, and an endowment set up to cover the upkeep. Currently the home, built in 1914, is home to the offices of the archdiocese. We were there to take engagement photograps for Liz and Justin. While Maree posed and coached them, I flitted off to take pictures of flowers, smell the many fragrant blooms on trees, and take in the view.