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 »

Italy-Testimonial for Central Italy Itinerary

Italian Cypress Tuscany

A Central Italy Itinerary was prepared for a client that included Florence, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Milan, Lake Como, and Orvieto. Here’s what they said: “WOW! I was blown away by how knowledgeable and helpful JDPGIGs [JDP Travels and JDP Photography] was with our itinerary. I’m so excited for our trip, and […] Read more »