Entries Tagged ‘Portland’:

Japanese / Portland Fall Color

Another rainy day in late Winter prompted me to revisit a scene from a more colorful time at our (Portland) Japanese gardens.  There is more to see there than one, world-famous, Maple (http://bit.ly/2nus7bt)

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Birds of February (part II)

Snow Geese returning to Sauvie island (near Portland, Oregon)
(More Snow Geese images)

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Never seen them so early!!

Started appearing in our yard last week! (January!) in Camas, SW Washington State (greater Portland, Oregon area)
(Visit the rest of our flower photography collection, too.)

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Dot Blossom

(More Spring images for those suffering from cabin fever)
The large green/mossy round “dot” in the middle of the zen garden symbolizes an “island” no doubt, surrounded by a “sea” of perfectly groomed pebbles. The old cherry tree, in full Spring bloom, sits on “a far shore” encouraging the viewer to cross over.
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Aslan Underground

It was getting late. Exhausted after a long photo shoot of night-time city-scapes, I took a shortcut under a bridge, through a part of Portland I’d never seen before. Definitely not in any tourist literature.
Senses heightened, I felt my heartbeat increasing to fight-or-flight levels as I kept walking against multiple signs warning of danger. [...]

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Real Estate principles are for the birds (also)

Location, location….
So, this swallow found what appeared to be the perfect spot in which to build a nest and raise its young… (And this looks like a lot of work) Still.. location… out of rain’s way, just inside a ‘cave’ (?) but not far from the open air. Perfect! Well, as it [...]

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Passage

Another early March scene from Portland’s Japanese gardens

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Winter Green

Winter and Spring battling it out over Portland’s Japanese Garden in early March

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Landing Patterns

Not much of a runway, so the snow geese must hover to pick a spot, then gently touch the ground, like falling leaves…

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In the lion’s den

The view from inside the Lion’s den, at the Oregon zoo, as the 3 yr old male enters. No worries — there is a heavy, bulletproof glass pane between us, but still an intimidating sight that makes me double-check the thickness of the barrier as he gets to within paw-striking distance. The exposure [...]

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