Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I just learned about this event tonight. The Harvest Fest Music Series is the first music series the Topaz Farm has hosted on Sauvie Island, Oregon. Four shows have sold out already, but tickets are available for the other three scheduled shows in the series: Thursday, July 29—Mama Bird … Continue reading Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

2021 Nantucket Daffodil Festival to be replaced with Help Our Businesses Bloom

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the 2021 Daffodil Festival Car Parade and Picnic in Siasconset, Massachusetts, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, planning for an event called Help Our Businesses Bloom is underway. The chamber is planning shopping and dining promotions to support local businesses, along with virtual … Continue reading 2021 Nantucket Daffodil Festival to be replaced with Help Our Businesses Bloom

Armchair photo tours: Salmon spawning season at Carkeek Park in Seattle

Piper's Creek at Carkeek Park in Seattle Photos by Cheryl Landes From November through January, the salmon return to Carkeek Park in northwest Seattle after a long journey at sea. The journey marks the end of their life cycle and the start of a new one as they lay eggs in the creek. By the … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Salmon spawning season at Carkeek Park in Seattle

Armchair photo tours: A cruise from Seward to Fox Island in Kenai Fjords National Park

Photos by Cheryl Landes Kenai Fjords National Park is a great place to get close-up views of glaciers, mountains, and wildlife on foot or by boat. I'll share my experiences during a hike to Exit Glacier in another armchair photo tour, but today, we're taking a cruise in Resurrection Bay from Seward to the day … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A cruise from Seward to Fox Island in Kenai Fjords National Park

Armchair photo tours: Sunset at the Presque Isle Lighthouse in Erie, Pennsylvania

Photos by Cheryl Landes Located on the north shore of Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Presque Isle Lighthouse has been a beacon to mariners on the Great Lakes for almost 150 years. Originally, the lighthouse was designed to be built entirely of cut stone, but when the cost became prohibitive, bricks were … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Sunset at the Presque Isle Lighthouse in Erie, Pennsylvania