Cedar Waxwings

Never thought I would be so interested in birds, but they are interesting and inspiring creatures that are created for our pleasure. Each of them has a different ‘personality’ that reflects on our human beings I found fascinating. Cedar Waxwings are not uncommon and they often travel in flocks. I have taken many pictures andContinue reading “Cedar Waxwings”

Hazelnuts

This is not the first time I mentioned Hazelnuts. Willamette Vally In Oregon harvests 3.5% of the world’s 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”

A Past-Due Post

It’s a summer July day. Sun is aggressively scorching the ground. I took a morning walk to skip the heat and now in the shade, being combed by the breeze and listing to the fountain water sound. Oregon summer can be hot but never been intolerable. Temperature ranges from high 50 to low 80 inContinue reading “A Past-Due Post”

Stay Home

Where do I begin… I had my first listing in Oregon. Oregon announced the first case of coronavirus… My birding trip was canceled… I had the first open house and accepted a full price offer on the second day of the open house… Eugene and Springfield area (where I live) had the first and secondContinue reading “Stay Home”

Oregon Lifestyle – what to do?

A clear and bright winter day is precious since Oregonian’s slogan is ‘rain or shine, business as usual.’ We packed up our cameras and went on a birding drive. Within a 25 mins drive distance from home, we had great fun ‘capturing’ various flyers. In Oregon, when you are out of the house, you areContinue reading “Oregon Lifestyle – what to do?”

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?”

Birds of the Week

Wet and cold winter lingers. Except for a few early blooms, colors are sporadic and barely visible.  Bird activities seem to usually start in February and that’s where my camera goes. In my continuous pursuit of Western bluebirds, I found them in more places. They are around, but if not for the luck, they areContinue reading “Birds of the Week”