Ananda Retreat Center

Ananda Retreat Center

Ananda Laurelwood Retreat Center is connected with the Paramahansa Yogananda community. I went on a 4 day retreat in this beautiful environment.

Lucia Falls

Lucia Falls

The falls from a viewing point on craggy rocks My darling Amethyst waves the universal peace symbol One of our favorite spots for both hiking and meditation in Washington State.Lucia Falls. “This 24-acre park follows the north shore of the East Fork of the Lewis...
Mt. Hood Area Trip

Mt. Hood Area Trip

Waterfalls and Forests Amethyst and I took a hike to some of the campgrounds, forests and waterfalls in the Mt. Hood National Forest. All of these are iPhone6+ photos since I didn’t have my Canon. Click to enlarge and watch slideshow. Mushrooms and Fungi There...
Columbia Gorge

Columbia Gorge

A weekend in the Columbia Gorge, Carson Hot Springs, Dog Mountain, Wind River

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm – 2016

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm – 2016

We love to visit the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. The spectacular fields of color are a treat for the eyes. Click the first photo in each set to see a slideshow.   People Tulip Fields Closeups Post Views:...
Tulip Frenzy

Tulip Frenzy

On our way home from our last stop in Lincoln City we pulled into a small nursery which had several acres of tulips.

Poinsettias

Poinsettias

Amethyst and I went to Al’s Garden in Gresham the other night for their fun evening of very early Christmas marketing!

Views from Larch Mountain

Views from Larch Mountain

On a beautiful weekend in October Amethyst and I hiked up the many steps to Larch Mountain. We were so happy that it was a “Five Mountain” day!