Travel Photos of Oregon

In continuing with sharing my favorite photos, this week I am featuring Oregon, which, in my humble opinion is one of the most beautiful states in the country. The coastline itself is stunning and has many interesting and captivating rock formations and lovely beaches. In the southwestern part of the state there is a twelve…

Photos of Mont-Saint-Michel, France

It was just about one year ago that theTravelersketcher and I visited Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy, right before the travel ban went into effect. Because of the cold weather and fear of COVID, the village was mostly empty, a rare occurrence for this popular destination. You can read more about that visit here. This beautiful place…

Travel Photos of Washington State

A few things that have helped me stay sane through the past year of life during a pandemic have been long walks, doing yoga with my daughter (check out her yoga site here) and looking back at photos of past travels. I have a few favorites from locations around the globe that I’ll be sharing…

Reflection Photos

It has been an intense week at work and as a result I have not had any time to prepare a blog post, so I will share some photos of reflections that I have taken over the years. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart, Australia. Near Denali National Park, Alaska. Odawara Castle, Hakone, Japan. A…

Door and Window Photos

Interesting doors and windows have always caught my attention, perhaps because they offer an opportunity to discover a new place or to catch a glimpse into the lives of others. For whatever reason, I have quite a large collection of door and window photos and will share a few of my favorites today. There are…

International Mountain Day

Today, December 11, is International Mountain Day, a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the dynamic ecosystems and importance of mountains. Global warming impacts mountains by melting glaciers, killing off plants, trees, animals and damaging the habitats of the people who live there. By increasing awareness and through conservation, hopefully we can preserve these…

Wildlife Conservation Day

Today, December 4, 2020 is Wildlife Conservation Day. A day set aside to bring awareness to illegal poaching and the cruelty inflicted on animals and endangered species. In honor of this day, I am sharing some photos of animals that I have taken over the years. Most professional wildlife photographers use burst mode to capture…

The Junco Nest

There is a Junco nest in the planter by our front door. Today the babies are nine days old and are very active, so they may fledge at any moment. It has been interesting and entertaining to watch the activity from start to finish. The construction began about three weeks ago when I noticed a…

Elk Rock Gardens

Elk Rock Gardens at the Bishop’s Close, dates back to the late 1800s and is one of the oldest gardens in Oregon. Perched on the cliffs high above the Willamette River, this 13 acre garden is a lovely place to stroll and take photos. We visited a few years ago with our dear friends Tim…