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Portland International Rose Test Garden • Posted August 9, 2017
Rose Closeup
Rose Closeup
This photo essay shows a visit to the Portland International Rose Test Garden. With 10,200 rose bushes covering 5 acres, it’s a spectacular sight (and smell!) for rose lovers. [Read the Story]
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum • Posted June 7, 2017
The Spruce Goose
Mockup of X-15
This photo essay shows a day trip from Portland to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, OR. In addition to being the home of the legendary Spruce Goose, the museum has an SR-71 Blackbird and a B-17 Flying Fortress, along with Titan II and Titan IV rockets. [Read the Story]
Tulip Fest at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn • April 28, 2017
Tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
I attended Tulipfest this year at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR. It’s an amazing spectacle: 40 acres of flowering tulips in bright colors. You’ll see long rows of a single color, and occasional parti-colored rows. Looking across the rows of many different colors is a beautiful sight! They also offer a lot of amenities: food, a play area for kids, arts & crafts booths, wine-tasting, and more. [Read the Story]
Spring Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge • April 14-16, 2017
Wildflowers in Columbia Gorge
View of Columbia Gorge
This photo essay describes a spring trip (April 2017) into the Columbia Gorge in search of the two main draws in the spring: waterfalls and wildflowers. It was a wet winter, and the waterfalls are glorious as a result. It also means that this year’s crop of wildflowers in the Gorge is spectacular. The trip also covers the Petroglyphs at Columbia Hills Historical State Park and America’s Stonehenge in Maryhill. [Read the Story]
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