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  • The bird blind at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, WA

    Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge: So Verdant, So Rich

    People come to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge for the birds. It is like a paradise on earth for birds and birdwatchers, alike. It is also an area that is green as green can be.  Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge lies beside the Columbia River’s northerly route and is biologically very rich....
  • A glimpse of Donner Lake

    Donner Lake is one of California’s alpine lakes. This lake that lies on the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range can be seen from Interstate 80 as it passes through the high country. I-80 is one of those cross-country highways in the US, this one beginning at San Francisco on the...
  • Berkeley sunset

    A sunset from Berkeley’s Waterfront

    Berkeley Marina, lying east of the San Francisco Bay is a quiet and scenic area; a pleasant place to spend an evening by-the-bay. An evening spent there on Berkeley’s waterfront cannot be quite complete without watching a Berkeley Sunset. Here are some images from a summer evening at Berkeley’s waterfront. Watch the sun go...
  • Saratoga Village in Fall

    Saratoga Village in all its fall colors

    When it’s ‘fall’ and you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, you see some yellow on a tree here and red on another, there. If you are looking for more than just splashes of fall-foliage here and there, you might want to look up streets that are flanked by...
  • Muir Woods

    Muir Woods – A redwood forest just outside San Francisco

    “Muir Woods National Monument is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in the forests of the world,” said the famous naturalist John Muir, about the 500-odd acres of land in California that has been named after him. Situated a few miles north of San Francisco, Muir...
  • One morning on Payyambalam Beach

    When one is visiting Kerala on India’s west coast, there’s no missing the beaches. Northern Kerala has several unassuming beaches and even the ones that are popular among the locals are pretty quiet in the mornings. One such beach is the Payyambalam Beach* in Kannur District in North Kerala....
  • Folsom Lake, California

    Our World: Folsom Lake

    The weekend before last we drove through Patterson Pass Road and saw what the rains had done to the Diablo Range this winter. Then last weekend we went east to see Folsom Lake, a reservoir whose level has been an indication of how bad California’s-drought-of-five-years has been. Folsom Lake, which...
  • Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

    Our World | Vancouver Lake

    Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day. Vancouver Lake Regional Park Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver,...
  • Sunrise at Bhadra reservoir

    A new day is here: Bhadra Sunrise

    A new day is here, a new year is here. To usher in the new year and to welcome you back to Tipsy from the TRIP are a few sunrise pictures from the travel album. These sights of the sunrise are from the River Tern Lodge in Chickmagalur in...
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