Treat Mom to brunch May 13 at the Wooden Shoe Vineyards

Featured image by Cheryl Landes Spaces are still available for the Sparkle with Your Mom Brunch on Saturday, May 13, at the Wooden Shoe Vineyards at the Wooden Show Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. Treat your Mom to assorted quiches, fruit skewers, yogurt parfait, scones, muffins, and a choice of mimosa made from the vineyard’s … Continue reading Treat Mom to brunch May 13 at the Wooden Shoe Vineyards

Tulip Fest extended through Sunday in Woodburn, Oregon

All photos by Cheryl Landes Thanks to cooler than usual spring temperatures, tulip fans can enjoy the blossoms a few days longer in Woodburn, Oregon. Usually by April 30, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm’s Tulip Fest ends, but in 2017, the owners have extended the event through Sunday, May 7. At the Willamette Valley’s largest … Continue reading Tulip Fest extended through Sunday in Woodburn, Oregon

Portraits of Homelessness panel to focus on human aspect of homelessness May 4 in Seattle

Featured image by Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz from the Portraits of Homelessness project  The homeless are humans, too, and they face struggles unlike any other group of people in our society. Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine writer Tyrone Beason and Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz wanted to capture the human element of the homeless … Continue reading Portraits of Homelessness panel to focus on human aspect of homelessness May 4 in Seattle

There’s still time to see the California poppies, but hurry

All photos by Cheryl Landes Thanks to winter’s record rainfall, Mother Nature blessed southern California with one of the largest desert superblooms in recent memory. Starting in mid-March, patches of tiny yellow, orange, purple, and white flowers appeared in these tan, gray landscapes. North of San Diego, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park delighted flower lovers with … Continue reading There’s still time to see the California poppies, but hurry

Oregon Mandolin Orchestra on three-city tour this weekend

The Oregon Mandolin Orchestra opens its eighth season this weekend with concerts in three cities in Oregon and southwest Washington: Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. in Portland Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial Street in Astoria, Oregon Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m., Old Liberty Theater, 115 N … Continue reading Oregon Mandolin Orchestra on three-city tour this weekend

Celebrate the return of spring at the Daffodil Festival in Tacoma

Featured image: Daffodils (photo by Cheryl Landes) The 84th annual Daffodil Festival is in full swing in Pierce County, Washington. Today, the grand floral parade visits four cities. This year's parade features more than 180 entries of floats dressed in fresh daffodil petals, bands, and mounted units. Here's the parade schedule: Tacoma – 10:15 a.m. Puyallup – 12:45 p.m. Sumner … Continue reading Celebrate the return of spring at the Daffodil Festival in Tacoma

Winter showers bring spring superbloom to southern California desert

Photos by Cheryl Landes Winter’s record rainfall brought one of the largest desert superblooms in recent memory to southern California. Thousands of flowers started appearing in March at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest state park covering 640,000 acres northeast of San Diego. Although most of the flowers are tiny, together they transform a typical … Continue reading Winter showers bring spring superbloom to southern California desert