Category Archives: Nature

Return of the Salmon

It’s that time of year when Chinook Salmon return to their spawning grounds on the Deschutes River at Tumwater Falls Park in Washington State. The park has been recently renamed to Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls. It is owned by … Continue reading

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Bee or Fly?

Almost everyone assumes that most flying, pollinating insects they encounter on a floral bloom are a species of bee. Let’s set the record straight! Not all insects that look like bees are bees. One of the most common type of … Continue reading

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August Blooms

Here we are in the dead of summer, and gardens are spilling over with colorful blooms. Probably the biggest show-stoppers in August are the Dahlias. They are so photogenic with their many colors and varieties! But let’s not stop there! … Continue reading

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Point Defiance Park Flowers and Beach

Point Defiance Park, located in Tacoma, Washington, is my go-to park to explore beautiful gardens and to be with nature. Besides its well manicured gardens, it has acres of natural forest setting along with a public beach, a zoo and … Continue reading

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A Trip to America’s Provence and a Beautiful Garden

Summers in the Pacific Northwest are glorious, except when we get an occasional heat wave. Seems to be what’s trending this year in many parts of the country! This past weekend I took a drive to the upper Olympic Peninsula, … Continue reading

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