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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....
  • Vistas from California’s ‘Devil Mountain’

    Several Springs ago, we had driven to the top of Mt. Hamilton and seen Santa Clara Valley from a height of 4,200 odd feet. Then last Fall, in what was like a follow-up trip, we drove up the same range, this time to the top of Hamilton’s little brother...
  • Zooming In: Chamundi Hill

    Mysore’s Chamundi Hills is one of the bigger attractions in this royal city. And the attractions on top of this hill include a statute of the demi-god Mahishasura, Chamundeshwari temple, a Nandi statue and sweeping views of Mysore from the top of the hill. When you get to Chamundi...
  • Small Town America | Ridgefield – WA at Christmas

    Last Christmas was a cold foggy day in Ridgefield-WA. But it was not unpleasant for a morning stroll. So we, along with my bestie’s family drove to the city and walked around the downtown area for a while, taking in Ridgefield at Christmas. The City of Ridgefield lies north...
  • Fall-ing in love with the Pacific Northwest

    Fall is in full swing. And the Pacific Northwest is all decked up in the season’s colours. Here’s sharing some pictures (from a point-and-shoot) taken while driving around the northern part of Oregon and the southern part of Washington State:                  ...
  • Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden

    I remember the first time I saw Cherry Blossoms; it was in my mind’s eye. I was reading Memoirs of a Geisha and Arthur Golden (the author) had created such a beautiful picture with words that when I saw the movie of the same name a few years later,...
  • Happy, friendly and touristy Kailua-Kona

    Is that Mr. Prsident with a Ukulele? I was disappointed by the fact that we had missed the opportunity to see Hulihe’e Palace. I had the palace as point no. 1 on the itinerary that I had drawn up but our plans went awry when we took time to...
  • Residents of Oakland Zoo

    Planning a trip to Oakland Zoo? Or would you like to visit but don’t think you can? Here is a sneak peek at the Animals of Oakland Zoo, in Oakland, California. Emerald Tree Boa seen at the Oakland Zoo’s Reptile and Amphibian house inside the ‘Wayne & Gladys Valley Children’s...
  • Port-o-call: Singapore’s Changi Airport

    Changi Airport: all dressed up for Christmas You may also like -- Came across: In Print, in Singapore A sneak peek at Singapore Singapore from floor 64 Fall-ing in love with the Pacific Northwest Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden...
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