Armchair photo tours: A fall stroll in the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle

Photos by Cheryl Landes The 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum is a beautiful place to walk any time of year. Wander trails through forests, marshes, a Japanese garden, rhododendron glen, azalea collection, and winter garden. Look for birds and other wildlife in the trees, shrubs, and along the shoreline, and in the water. Every season brings … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A fall stroll in the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle

Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Kubota Garden in Seattle

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Kubota Garden in South Seattle is a treat for the eyes in the fall. The colors of the trees and shrubs are breathtaking in the textured landscape. The garden is the work of Fujitaro Kubota, a self-taught gardener who immigrated from Japan to Seattle in 1907. The Kubota Garden's address … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Kubota Garden in Seattle

Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

The Mima Mounds Naural Area Preserve in Olympia, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes The Mima Mounds is a mystery. No one knows for sure how the bumpy landscape originated in these 637 acres of prairie grasslands. Theories are abundant, from pocket gophers excavating nest chambers to permafrost cracking near the end of the Ice Age. … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

Armchair photo tours: A walk at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens

Flowers at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens is a series of demonstration gardens that provide ideas for gardeners looking at ways to attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to their backyard spaces. The three acres are tended by volunteers. Every time I go for … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A walk at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens

Armchair photo tours: A fall stroll in the Portland Japanese Garden

Fall colors at the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes The Portland Japanese Garden in Washington Park is a beautiful place to wander and reflect. Paths wind past an authentic tea house and through eight separate garden styles, from a zen garden to a beautiful pool fed by a waterfall. The … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A fall stroll in the Portland Japanese Garden

Armchair photo tours: A fall hike in the Peavy Arboretum in Corvallis, Oregon

Fall colors in the Peavy Arboretum in Corvallis, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes Peavy Arboretum is a beautiful, quiet escape for outdoor lovers who want to immerse themselves in nature any time of year. In the fall, the changing colors are a beautiful treat, no matter what you do. Maple leaves near the OSU Research … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A fall hike in the Peavy Arboretum in Corvallis, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: Fall colors at the Lime Quarry Reservation

Fall colors in the Lime Quarry Reservation in Chelmsford, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes The Lime Quarry Reservation in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, is a pleasant place to take a walk year-round, but fall is an extra special experience because of the vibrant colors. The trails, a combination of dirt and boardwalks, wind through 64 acres of … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Fall colors at the Lime Quarry Reservation

Stream Battle Ground’s Holiday Tree Lighting & Celebration

Update, December 6, 2020: Watch the recording of the tree lighting and celebration here. ---------------------------------- Tune into the City of Battle Ground's Facebook page or YouTube channel on Friday, December 4, at 6 p.m. to watch the Holiday Tree Lighting & Celebration. The Battle Ground High School Choir leads caroling while everyone waits for Santa to arrive in … Continue reading Stream Battle Ground’s Holiday Tree Lighting & Celebration

Washougal launches the holiday season with virtual tree lighting, drive-through celebration

Photo by Cheryl Landes Update, December 3, 2020: Stream the recorded tree lighting ceremony here. The City of Washougal, Washington, is hosting one virtual and one drive-through event this week to kick off the holiday season. On Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m., go to the city's Facebook page to watch the tree lighting from … Continue reading Washougal launches the holiday season with virtual tree lighting, drive-through celebration