Autumn in Oregon countryside

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”

Wallowa Mountains

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”

Hazelnuts

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”

Simply Bugs-Insects

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.

Olympic Trial and Ballet

We have beautiful summer here in Northwest. Heat can be consuming at times, but trade-offs are the whole yard of lush blooms and colors. When the choices are abundant, I, on the contrary, don’t feel inspired to spend hours on my favorite close-up flower pictures. Reality is truthful but not all beautiful. My passion forContinue reading “Olympic Trial and Ballet”

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”

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”

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?”