The Japanese Gardens here are world renowned and we were blessed to receive the gift of an annual membership which allows us through the entrance shown above a couple of hours before the general public. Portland, Oregon; March, 2015.
As we've said before, one of the coolest vacations we've ever experienced was to rent a canal boat and float solo through lovely country where we get to observe a sunrise such as this. (Click the photo for more detail) Somewhere on the Canal du Nivernais, Burgundy region of France; September, 2009.
The view from my cubicle into the office proper. I won't be seeing this anymore as this is the day of my retirement. I had intended it to be a couple of months from now, but my employer had different ideas. Considering who I work for, it's not a bad thing. Beaverton, Oregon; March, 2015.
One never knows what is to be discovered off the beaten path, but usually there's something to catch the attention, like this little alley we just happened to wander down. (Click the photo to find the man made of wire) Victoria, BC, Canada; April, 2014.
Many of the art nouveau frames around the Metro stops have disappeared. This one still exists and can be found on the Ile de Cité around the block from Notre Dame. (Click the photo for more detail) Paris, France; September, 2013.
One of our most favorite places to stay is a bed & breakfast that has this view each morning when we wake up. And the proprietor, Andy, is one of the most terrific guys you'll ever meet. The Beach House B&B, Courtenay, BC, Canada; April, 2014.
Aging boomer into the Dharma, The Dead, Todd Snider, Little Feat, politics, peace, negating the Radical Right, travel, the Net, Firefly\Serenity, helping my community, laughing, photography, art, music (playing, listening, supporting)