Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland

Year-in, year-out, one great spot to escape the rigors of city life, to relax and enjoy nature, is the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in SE Portland...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland

Oregon Lavender Farm and Eagle Creek Lavender Farm

Though I am slightly allergic to lavender, it is one of my favorite flowers. And on one fine, sunny day at the end of June 2018, I visited two lavender farms in Clackamas County, Oregon...

Oregon Lavender Farm and Eagle Creek Lavender Farm

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

Not too far from my home is southeast Portland's wonderful little Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. This November, Amanda and I visited to experience it in late autumn. 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