July 28th & 29th 2012 was the ZNA Northwest Koi Show. It was a beautiful weather. The Brewer's festival was going on at Portland Downtown. The show was held at the World Forestry Center by the Oregon Zoo. Eventhough there wasn't as much as fish entered as last year, the selection and quality of the fish was an eye catcher. Olson's koi took home the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion titles. There were visitors from California, Arizona, Idaho, Washington and Florida.
Living in Portland, Oregon and very close to The Japanese Garden we often get the opportunity to enjoy the divinity and peacefulness of the garden. We are frequent visitors to the garden, since Antony and I got married. During our early visits there were lots of Koi, belonging to The Japanese Garden. Koi helped to bring out the ethnic beauty of the Japanese culture. Because of the unexpected winter in 2008, The Japanese Garden lost its 90 percent of the koi. Now there are only few koi in the pond.