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Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

Our neighbors in Gresham, Oregon do a great job. The woman who creates the “cemetery” spends months hand making all the artifacts.

Vampire Masquerade Ball

Vampire Masquerade Ball

Amethyst and I had a wonderful time at the Vampire Masquerade Ball. We both felt it was the best one yet. Although crowded as usual, it seemed that everyone had a wonderful time.

Nature

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.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Trying out super wide angle lens at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland.

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!

Travel

The Grotto 2016

The Grotto 2016

The Grotto in Portland Oregon is a world of lights and wonder as well as choral music during the holiday season.

Chicago 2016

Chicago 2016

  "Chicago, Chicago I will show you around" I was in Chicago for a business meeting a few weeks ago. My friend graciously invited me to spend the weekend. I had not been in Chicago in over 20 years. Way back in 1968-1970 I made several trips including the 1968...

Bela Lugosi Statue

Bela Lugosi Statue

The story behind the statue of Bela Lugosi at the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, Hungary

Trout Lake Abbey

Trout Lake Abbey

  Combination of Eastern and Western TraditionsThe Trout Lake Abbey is an unusual combination of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with a Zen Buddhist Temple and a Druid Sanctuary. They have an organic farm as well as accommodations for visitors. Look at...