For years in observing the Tundra Swans come to our area, I found them elegant, graceful, and peaceful. They usually come in large flocks, the view sight is often a spectacular white with elegant body gestures and graceful movement in the air. Never have I seen them so loud and furiously brawling. It’s entertaining andContinue reading “Tundra Swans”
Fall colors do not seem to linger too long this year. Seeing a new or rare bird on a birding trip is always exciting. Indulging in the peaceful and relaxing countryside is a guaranteed bonus. It’s common to hear the meadowlarks sing, but uncommon to see them remotely close. Every once in a while, theContinue reading “Autumn in Oregon countryside”
Crater Lake is a popular landmark of Oregon. I wonder how many people out of state know about the ‘Swiss Alps’ of Oregon – Wallowa Mountains. On a cloudy day and a random drive-around, we ran into this large herd of sheep grazing in front of the mountain range, there was a shepherd boy andContinue reading “Wallowa Mountains”
This is my secret reason to like Oregon rain. I love the look of crystal-laced flowers. People tend to react when I mention Oregon, “Isn’t it raining a lot there?” Yes, but rain is the reason Oregon is so beautiful not to mention the sea of fresh green field.
Never thought about going to a motorcross race… It’s fun to snap a few panning shots.
It appears to be a good fishing day…. wish I had my fast camera with me. The weather was chilly and a bit gloomy, but a few surprises have made me a wonderful morning. Egrets are not rare spices or uncommon birds, but snapping a fishing scene was my first. Less than one minute, theContinue reading “A morning of Action”
This was way before I learned how to use a DSLR camera, a few travel traces that always stay in my mind… What a relaxing entry to the restroom. Mediterranean terra cotta with the accent of fresh green and aged white trims, the tastefully arranged pots, and the selective varieties of plants. (Spain) This isContinue reading “A Place to Relax – memories from travels”
This is not the first time I mentioned Hazelnuts. Willamette Vally In Oregon harvests 3.5% of the world crop, 99% of the U.S. I’ve tasted the crops from a dozen of farms and walked down endless rows of filbert trees, but I have never seen how the nuts grow on the trees. October is theContinue reading “Hazelnuts”
Growing up in the tropical region with bugs and insects everywhere, I ran away from them as soon as possible. Now living in the northwest, a nature-inspired place, I began to like everything nature offers. Either the colors from the creatures or that the earth provides, they are ‘naturally’ paired and visually delightful.
Air travel without pressure and hassles is still a luxury. Road trips are not practical either when lodging and eat-out are required. Going through old travel pictures for home-bound days rekindles some sweet memories. Italy is charming wherever you go. We had the most enjoyable experience staying in one place in Tuscany and travel byContinue reading “Memories from Travels – Ravello, Italy”