As a very appropriate and uplifting gesture during the coronavirus epidemic and corresponding explosive usage of Zoom videoconferencing service, the Portland Japanese Garden is offering free, downloadable Zoom backgrounds.

For Spring 2021, the Zoom background is fittingly, a photo of an amazingly beautiful flowering cherry tree in front of the Portland Japanese Garden’s Pavilion Gallery. ┬áThe cherry blossoms offer a sign of hope that Spring is on its way, along with better times.

For those who would like to share this photo and sign of hope with your “Zoommates”, please go to: