Just southeast of Portland, Oregon you’ll find the smallish town of Oregon City. The “upper” part of the city, is perched on an ancient basalt cliff and prone to landslides. This became obvious when I went on this delightful hike where the path had […]
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Winter Magic at The Oregon Garden, Part 4
There were a few families with younger kids strolling through the Oregon Garden on Christmas morning. I sure hope they were able to visit the Children’s Garden area while there. It’s a fun spot to check out. The butterfly bench, the hobbit hole, the giant […]
Winter Magic at The Oregon Garden … Part 2
Christmas at the Oregon Garden was cold and foggy, it was icy at times, and then we got a perfect dusting of powdery snow on the morning of our departure. But before we drove off, I dashed out into the garden one last time to […]
Zunday Zen … Home … It’s where the Heart is!
Portland is a special place it’s “weird”, it’s hip, it’s cool. From up above here on display is Portland’s living room. We have it all! The suburban mall, the wild and rugged coast, we have the Gorge for beautiful hikes, the mountains, desert and rivers. […]
Zunday Zen … A Winter Feast
Cold, hungry, thirsty The snowy table is set for a winter feast. This winter brought an unusual amount of snow to the Portland, Oregon area. Our backyard is a perfect restaurant for the many birds in our neighborhood. One of my favorite visitors is the […]
Zunday Zen … My Suburban Oasis
Suburban oasis a breath of fresh air for body and soul. This beautiful nature park is a short walk from our house. There are miles of hiking trails across this extinct volcano and lava dome. We are fortunate here in the Pacific Northwest to have such an […]
Almost missed it … The Quilcene Community Garden
Last week, we took a quick trip up to the Olympic Peninsula. This was my first visit the area, and one of my favorite sights along the way was this Community Garden in the small town of Quilcene, Washington. Just as I noticed it out […]
Don’t forget to play in your own Backyard!
A visit from a friend last week reminded me of how easy it is to neglect exploring one’s “own backyard”. It had been a while since I had ventured out to the Gorge. Along the historic Columbia River Highway are vast forests of moss and lichen covered trees, […]