Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rod and Rosie

Rod and Rosie on a morning walk
When I heard that Rod is going to take his sister for a morning walk at the Commonwealth Lake Park, I made myself available and the morning was full of clouds, it was a bonus to take pictures in that condition.

Farmers Market

Bridgeport Village
This time Pokie dragged me to the newest Farmers Market in town - Bridgeport Village. Judging from the crowd, I think this is a successful afternoon market. The variety is very good, you can find the latest "summer" fruits to PIPS donuts.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Emerald Estates Park

Emerald Estates Park
On a crisp Saturday morning, Pokie agreed to accompany me to take pictures of this park, but she could not wait for me so I let her go all the way to the end. This way I accomplished my job and she got her exercise uninterrupted.

Enjoy the park or the trail

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Commonwealth Lake Park

Trail around the lake
Not much to photograph, I never like sunny day without clouds, everything is just "blah" without any colors if you ask me. The only thing good is to try a perfect reflection. I did a few of those. The highlight of this trip was photographing the blue Heron.

Kaiser Woods Natural Area - East

A view from observation bench
On a crisp Sunday morning (Father's Day), Rod and I went back to Kaiser Woods Natural Area, this time we take the other side (east of NW Goldenweed Dr.).

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Koll Center Wetlands

On a cloudy Saturday before lunch, I dragged Pokie to see this wetlands from the other side of SW Nimbus Avenue. Again I saw many ducks, but beware of their poops. They are everywhere in the parking lot.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Oak Trail

Oak Trail - Tualatin Hills Nature Park
While the day is still cloudy, I go to this place and document the trail. Pokie dropped me here and at the end of the trail I go home taking the MAX at the end of the trail. The cloudy day makes the lighting for photography prefect.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Orchard Park

Boardwalk within Rock Creek Trail
I knew when the weather is cloudy it makes perfect lighting - the lights is soft and even, so this morning I venture by myself to see Orchard Park again from the south.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Rock Creek Trail

The boardwalk at Rock Creek
I dragged Pokie to walk in this trail on a sunny Sunday, no rain, just wish it was cloudy for the images. O..well you can wish everything. This is by far the most complex and the longest.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kaiser Woods Natural Area

Pond at Kaiser Woods Park
It is Friday afternoon and Rod has a day off, so I asked him to take me here instead of Saturday. The ominous clouds do not bother me, I know by spring time, the rain is short lived. Come, I will take you for a short walk.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Festival of Flowers 2016

Portland's Living Room
Welcome to the Festival of Flowers, the design is almost to non-existence and the amount of flowers are getting less and less. But this is the last year I will have access to the overall view from the 7th floor of DEQ building, so enjoy while you can.

Tillikum Crossing

Tillikum Crossing - opening in September 2015
This is the first time that I crossed the Tillikum, I was not able to come when it was first open for the MAX Orange line last year. It is a very interesting place to watch the light rails do by. For a train lover like me, this is the place.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pirate Park

Pirate Park
Once again my good buddy guard took me here. First we went to NW 164th Avenue to find the trailhead. We found it alright, but the solid pavement is no where to be found. So I think this is not a good trailhead for those who uses wheelchair. It was one of the hottest day this year, it reached almost 100 degrees that day. Luckily we came early, but still very uncomfortable.

Vista Brook Park

Safety gate at SW 90th Avenue
The sun is already up at 5:30 A.M., so am I. This morning I decided to check out Vista Brook Park along with Fanno Creek Train that runs along side this park. This park has a theme of train and it was recently refurbished with half a million dollars. Come see the park...