My Fair Lady

Joseph is located in NE Oregon, the gateway to Wallowa Mountains (‘little Switzerland in Oregon’). It is the kind of place where I go back to visit every once a while and never get tired of it. The town is surrounded by a breathtaking mountain range and inhabited by many talented artisans who make gorgeousContinue reading “My Fair Lady”

Oregon Lifestyle – 2

On the recent trip to California for a family matter, I saw California is not as brown as it used to. The snowfall has passed down south, and water enriched the land.  Interstate 5 is the primary channel to connect California and Oregon. I barely used my camera inside California, but when the scenery beganContinue reading “Oregon Lifestyle – 2”

Oregon lifestyle – why live in Oregon?

When I moved to Oregon more than two decades ago, one of my sales reps said to me, “What’s in Oregon besides Nature and Sports?” She said, ” Oregonians have nothing to do, and that’s why you go to the ball games.” I know it is our work relationship that she did not want meContinue reading “Oregon lifestyle – why live in Oregon?”

It’s all about Kingfisher

It was 34 degree. The wind was blowing. A complete furnishing set of coat, scarf, stocking cap and glove is still not sufficient. I wondered where to find birds in this bleak weather and environment at first. One red-tail Hawk perched on a distant tree and one Northern Harrier were digging something on the ground,Continue reading “It’s all about Kingfisher”

Barely Fall Colors

Out chasing fall colors, but nothing but yellow and occasional orange and red.  Waterfalls are not one of my favorite subjects, but it is now my only option. Rarely I used my tripod but I did it this time except that the wind kept blowing and the dancing leaves appeared blurry… Wanting some fall colorsContinue reading “Barely Fall Colors”

Joseph – a Jewel of Oregon

Walking down the street, I thought this fair lady is waiting to cross the street. I waited and waited, but she did not move… I am afraid of mice since I was little. However, I cannot help not to photograph this cute guy. I have seen blackbirds and egrets on the back of a cow,Continue reading “Joseph – a Jewel of Oregon”

Hay Bales

Mountains are beautiful, but I took the picture because of the sage green hay bales. Either they are squares, rolls or piles, I just like them to be my subject. Brown haybales are what I usually see and that makes these sage green ones special. On a special project, I might not be as punctualContinue reading “Hay Bales”

Mount Rainier

It’s a majestic mountain under the sunset light. I enjoyed the peace, the colors and the layers. So many iconic images created in the popular Paradise area. I feel that I don’t need to step into the already over-populated zone.  Played a little with my Lensbaby and came out couple favs.  Almost everyone is lookingContinue reading “Mount Rainier”

Columbia Gorge

If you come to Oregon, you don’t want to miss Columbia River Gorge. Last September, a 15-year old teenager’s fireworks triggered a significant wildfire in Columbia Gorge area. I have often wondered how the damage impacted the view pointers like Multnomah Falls, Vista House, and Women’s Forum. Passing through two days ago, I am excitedContinue reading “Columbia Gorge”