Monthly Archives: August 2013

8/28/2013 Wordless Wednesday


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Trees of The Oregon Garden

My mom and I share more than our first names.  We both like gardening, trees, plants, birds — well, the outdoors as a whole.  Her visit this summer was a good excuse to go see The Oregon Garden in Silverton.  … Continue reading

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Sunday morning I took a walk with the dog and went to check out the grounds of McMenamin’s Kennedy School.  I didn’t have my camera with me, but went back today to capture an observation I made during that visit. … Continue reading

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Foliage Follow-up August 2013: Chinese tallowtree

Although it was in flower, I really admired the symmetrical diamond-shaped leaves more. But since I mentioned the flowers I may as well show them here. Bees were busily visiting. Information I’ve found on this tree reveals that it is … Continue reading

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Bloom Day August 2013: Chitalpa

I confess I took these photos a couple weeks ago, and since I’m away on vacation right now I can’t confirm that they are actually flowering today. But reading that they that they have a long bloom period over several … Continue reading

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