Getting All My Ducks in a Row

We got all our ducks in a row at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham, Oregon Ducks and an easy hike awaits you just 7 miles east of Gresham, Oregon at Oxbow Regional Park. Using a National Forest Pass or paying a $5.00 day use fee affords easy access to the […] Read more »

Hiking Barlow Wayside Park in Mt. Hood National Forest

forest trail

You are about to enter a forested wonderland where everything is part of a whole – every plant, animal, tree, fish, bird, bug, and slug has its place…so, says Clackamas County and Bureau of Land Management Sandy Ridge Trail System. The scent of the forest draws me every time I […] Read more »

Delightful Dahlias Worth the Visit

Delightful dahlias took our breath away when we attended the Annual Dahlias Festival Watch the video to see a sampling of the blooms on display. They are really remarkable. Swan Island Dahlias sponsors the festival and are celebrating their 89th year. Canby, Oregon, the dahlia capital of America is located in […] Read more »

Location is a state of mind

Reflection of Mt. Hood in Trillium Lake, Cascade Range, Oregon

Location is a state of mind While contemplating the state of my existence today, I realized that location is a state of mind. We have owned our Pacific Northwest home for about seven years (as long as our youngest grandchild is old), and it just seems to get better the […] Read more »

Freesia at the Flower Stall in Downtown Portland

Rose from the Rose City

The Flower Stall in Downtown Portland On a recent photography trip to Portland, Oregon, the freesia was in bloom along with many other locally grown gems. There are the regular weekly customers, as well as tourists to enjoy this flower stall 365 days a year and in all kinds of […] Read more »