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Canemah Bluff Nature Park

In April 2018, Elaine and I walked the trails of Canemah Bluff Nature Park just south of downtown Oregon City. The sun was setting on a lovely spring day turning everything, even the newly bloomed camas fields, golden…

Canemah Bluff Nature Park

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon (set 2 of 2)

Twice in October 2017, I visited fabulous Silver Falls State Park, just south of Silverton, Oregon. Here is the second set of two. (See the first.) I was amazed how much the tree colors had changed in just a few weeks. Ah, autumn!

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon (set 2 of 2)

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, November 2017

As always, there were more ducks than you could count, and geese, and for once at least the world's most obese squirrel...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, November 2017

Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close

Tucked the middle of one of the wealthiest sections of Portland, Oregon, with some spectacular views of the Willamette River, sits a lovely Episcopal retreat known as the Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close...

Elk Rock Garden of the Bishop's Close

Molalla River Recreation Area, May 2017

A series of hiking and mountain biking trails that take you through forests so thick they make you feel a million lightyears from the Willamette Valley just a little below…

Molalla River Recreation Area, May 2017

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, May 2017

It's a gorgeous little park adjacent to Reed College, and it is packed to the gills with a wide assortment of rhododendrons. And ducks and geese, for that matter...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, May 2017