Sunday, May 26, 2013

National Cemetery Mt. Scott Portland, OR

Memorial Weekend at a National Cemetery located on Mt. Scott in Portland, OR. A little flag is placed on every, yes every, Veteran's gravesite. Cemetery is large and the waving flags spill over the hills. It is an awesome sight. Here are some pictures of just a small portion of the cemetery.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Going off blog for awhile. I will be available with email so give me a "shout".

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cathedral Hills Trail - Grants Pass

Beautiful flowers but poison oak everywhere off the trail.

Rose Tu and her baby Lily at Portland Zoo

We took the lightrail to the Portland Zoo to see the newest baby elephant, Lily. Lily was trying to learn by imitating mom and she just couldn't quite get it right yet. Mom was busily eating twigs from a branch by holding the branch with her foot and then using her trunk to break the twig loose. Lily tried to do same by grabbing a twig with her trunk and shaking it back and forth, but the branch wasn't held down and the whole branch waved about. Lily knew she was supposed to do something with her foot and we could see her lifting and waving her foot trying to figure out its purpose while her trunk grabbed the twig. Mom, Rose Tu, would use her trunk to sweep debris (straw and edible leaves) into a pile and then pick up the pile with her trunk. The straw would fall away and she could eat the remaining leaves. Here are some pictures showing Lily with her mom Rose Tu. One of the pictures shows Lily nursing.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Vista House n Latourell Falls Columbia Gorge

We took an Easter drive to the Columbia Gorge to see the Vista House and drive the Scenic Hwy to Latourell Falls. We stopped for a picnic and walked a trail to the base of the falls. It was a busy day with other tourists enjoying sunshine and a lazy Sunday.

A Spring Day in Portland

Magnolias and other pretty flowers blooming around the neighborhood.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just a short update to let you know where I am. Am in Oregon for a family medical emergency. You can reach me with email.