Tulip Fest 2013

2013 was, of course, another beautiful year at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest. This was my first time here with my new camera. I liked my photos from previous years, but these are a bit better quality. I notice the flowers are sharper & the sky isn’t washed out.

Amazon Flooded Forest at the Oregon Zoo

As part of our Amazon Rainforest study we visited the Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. This is a section we don’t generally spend a lot of time exploring. So, this was a great excuse to look a little closer. I had Farm Kid1 answer a few questions such as Which animal is …

Tulip Fest 2012

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm puts on a fantastic spring show each year. In 2012, we actually went on a sunny day. It was a little too nice. My kids started complaining that they were hot 10 minutes after we arrived. I told them we drove too far to just turn around & go home. …

Llama Mama

This is just too cute not to share. These two make my day every time I drive by. For at least 6 months this wild deer has been living with this llama. I never see a mother deer around. I don’t think there is one. It really seems as though the llama has taken on …

Portland Home & Garden Show 2012

Farmer John asked if I wanted to go to the Home & Garden Show today. How could I say no to that? It was a fun way to spend the afternoon. He was busy drooling over solar panels, greenhouses & some sort of styrofoam wall support thing-a-ma-jigs. I came to see the gardens.