Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lily Flower Festival

Extreme close-up by Pokie
We woke up early and picked up Steve on the way to Forest Grove to the Lily Flower Festival, it is actually Parry's Farm and this year is their fourth year, last year all the lily died due to extreme heat (29 days of 90 degrees). This year is more mild and bearable.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Elk Rock Garden

Inside the garden
When my friend Rod suggested this garden, I asked DA WIFE to take me here after my appointment with the doctor in which I get a full GREEN light. What a way to celebrate the good news than coming to this beautiful garden, I felt a bit guilty because you can't get a bad shot in the environmental. Enjoy the beauty!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Holcomb Creek Trestle, Helvetia too.

Helvetia Trestle
Steve and Joan showed me last night, it was an impressive structure, considering it was built in 1908. I also saw the Helvetia trestle, so the next day I visited again with Rod who finds a safe place to stop and for me to take photographs.

Orchard Park Loop

The boardwalk on the loop
I have visited the park three times, never gets tired of it, this time I was doing the loop which is just 0.5 mile, but most people can do two times and more, I just love the boardwalks.

Pacific Northwest Live Steamers

Preparation  for the public run
It is Founder's Day at Pacific Northwest Live Steamers in Molalla. It is a perfect say for a picnic and some pictures taking. We came early and had a special treatment, the majority folks are nice and accommodating, too bad I could not take pictures while on a train, it is after all for safety reasons.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Belle Ainsworth Jenkins Estate

Footbridge at the Jenkins Estate
When Pokie agrees to take me to Jenkins Estate, I am ecstatic, to begin with the day is cloudy and the lighting is even, and not to mention that the flowers are blooming left and right.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Trail to SW Oleson Road

Trail to SW Oleson Road
Thursday morning we woke up early, Pokie did a round trip about 2.0 miles and I was doing one way trip to document this trail, then Pokie pick me up at the end of the trail which is SW Oleson Road.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lavender Girl - 2007

Willakenzie Lavender Farms - 2007
I dig the old files and found the photographs that I took nine years ago, I am surprised that it was taken that many years ago. I took a series of the Lavender girl. I just wish I knew her name.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Helvetia Lavender Farm

U-Pick $5.00 a bunch
This should be my last installment of the Lavender Festival for 2016, this place is recommended by a friend of mine since it is close to her house. It turn out to be a nice and rustic farm with the view.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival

Wayward Winds Lavender
I think this is the last one for Lavender Festival, we went to two farms plus the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival in Newberg. In visiting the farms we found a very nice vineyard, who said we have to go to the Napa Valley. This one is much closer.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fanno Creek Park & Trail

Open meadows
I am happier that we waited a day to come here, the lighting is much softer and the walk is cool. Yesterday, we just could not wake up for some reasons. In this trail, open meadows and tall trees are the main focus. Listen to the birds sing.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Kids Parade

Fourth of July Parade 2016
Here is the Fourth of July Kids Parade 2016. We can't ask for a better weather than this, nice and cool and overcast. We have fun!

Westside Linear Park

Westside Linear Park
What a way to celebrate USA 240th birthday by walking and running the short trail close to home. It was a nice morning with a bit of a drizzle at the end.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rowena & Mount Hood

Mt. Hood from Panorama Point Park
When I was offered a tour of the Mount Hood by Kok Djen our friend in Hood River, I could not refuse as he knows the town by heart, plus he has lived there for 35 years.

Lavender Daze

Lavender Festival, Hood River
A beautiful Saturday to enjoy Lavender Daze (Festival) in Hood River, Oregon. Pokie did a U-PICK for a bunch of Lavender for $5.00. I had a blast taking pictures.