Golden Hour at the Rhododendron Garden

Today (15 Oct 2013) and yesterday have been beautiful fall days, with gorgeous sunsets. After a long day, it was time to check out the ducks and the golden sunlight at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. The entrance is always worth appreciating. Here’s this wood duck! I can’t believe a took a photo like this! … Continue reading

Mirror Lake

On 3 October, I took a hike at Mirror Lake near Mount Hood. It was a bit chilly, intensely foggy, but fairly uncrowded. The trail in great shape, up until Tom Dick and Harry Mountain trail, where it got smaller and quite rocky. Mirror Lake was tiny! I was expecting bigger, but it was very … Continue reading

Halloween Origami

Well, I’ve been on an origami kick. Lots and lots of origami creations lying around…now what do I do with them? Make more!!   So here is my Halloween origami scene: Here are the tutorials for the three items: Bat – You might ask, Why did she choose this tutorial? You have to use scissors! … Continue reading

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

After torrential downpour, the sun came out. Time to hit the Rhododendron Garden. It’s free from Labor Day until March 1st. And it’s so close to home. Some interesting migratory waterfowl showed themselves. I have yet to see any buffleheads and ring-necked ducks! I love the entrance, the open-air passageway between two buildings. The garden’s … Continue reading

A Sudden Fall

After record rainfall for September in Portland, the sun and blue sky came out. Off to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden! See next post…here!