Tundra Swans

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”

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”

A morning of Action

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”

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”

Memories from Travels – Ravello, Italy

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”

Humanity in Birds

Backyard birds are our pets, friends, and entertainers. Wild birds seen in the woods are nice surprises on occasion; Birds surrounding us daily are the ones that enhance our lives, at least in my case. My love for birds stemmed from observing their behavior. First, they inspire us to invent airplanes. The instinct stored inContinue reading “Humanity in Birds”

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”