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Weekly Photo Challenge – Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

My husband and I spent Mother’s Day weekend with Mercy, Will, and Autumn. Autumn is now seven and a half months old. She started crawling fast on Mother’s Day. What a joyful Mother’s Day gift she gave to her mom. She also learned to clap her hands and feet. Yes, she curls up her legs and claps her feet. She pinches something smaller than a piece of rice with her index finger and thumb. I was impressed with her fine motor dexterity.

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We arrived Portland on Wednesday. Mercy took us to different gardens on Thursday and Friday.

For this post, I include several photos of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. It is a botanical garden located near Reed College in southeastern Portland, Oregon. The garden covers 9.49 acres (3.84 ha), is named for the numerous springs within the garden. Crystal Springs Garden features more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and other plants in small lakes, fountain, and small waterfalls.

Many kinds of ducks, birds, and geese are residents in the Garden. My favorite is Wood Duck. This time of the year, Canada Geese have a whole bunch of offspring. It was fun watching the goslings running around eating seeds.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

Weekly Photo Challenge – 2017 Favorites in Review

“This week, we’re proposing something a little different to celebrate the end of the year. Instead of a specific theme or topic, we invite you to share your most meaningful photo from 2017” – Ben Huberman

It is our tradition to watch the New Year around the world and here is the New York city welcoming the Year 2017.

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In February, when we walked around our favorite Laguna Lake, we watched the lovely family of Mama ducking and her seven ducklings.

In March, we visited Mercy and Will in Portland, Oregon and found out the exciting news that Mercy was pregnant.

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In April, a group of friends from church visited the President Nixon Library.

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In May, we visited Mercy and Will again and they treated me for an enjoyable Mother’s Day Brunch.

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In June, a group of ladies from church went on a short trip of “walk and brunch” in Newport Beach.

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In July, we started several home projects. One of them was to paint the interior of our home.

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In August, Mercy’s friends gave her a wonderful Baby Shower. She was showered with abundant blessings.

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On September 28, we welcomed the precious baby Autumn. She brought so much joy into our life.

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On October 15, Autumn had her first pumpkin patch visit.

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In November, we had a great family gathering of Thanksgiving dinner.

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In December, Miriam participated in her fifth year of performance of Handel’s Messiah.

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Mercy went back to work two days ago after twelve weeks of maternity leave. She missed Autumn so much and was happy to pick her up from the daycare.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 11

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This is the 52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 11 at Haddon Musings

My husband I spent Mother’s Day weekend with Mercy and Will in Portland, Oregon. We went to The Salty’s for a seafood buffet brunch on Saturday instead of Sunday.

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After brunch, we went to Kelley Point Park and enjoyed our walk in this fresh green park full of sky tall trees. At one corner of the park, we found an old dock with an abandoned anchor.

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I am thankful that Mercy has a healthy pregnancy. She and Will are leaving tomorrow to go on a 2-week vacation in Canada before the baby joins their family.

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Please visit and join us to show our thankfulness at  Bernadette – 52 Weeks of Thankfulness

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Family Visit Travel

Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is the theme Travel, “Travel does not require it to be far or exotic, but simply any trip to where you do not live.” Frank said.

We have three kinds of travel – sightseeing, relaxing, and visiting family.

Our last trip was for family visit. My husband I spent Mother’s Day weekend with Mercy and Will in Portland, Oregon. We went to The Salty’s for a seafood buffet brunch on Saturday instead of Sunday. We were told that there were 1,800 guests on Sunday. It was such a delight to have window seating; watching the soothing water while eating. The food was delicious and abundant. Each of us made at least three trips to get different kind of food!

After brunch, we went to Kelley Point Park and enjoyed our walk in this fresh green park full of sky tall trees. At one corner of the park, we found an old dock with an abandoned anchor. From the dock, we watched the after rain dramatic clusters of clouds, the lightly lit sky and the somewhat calm river with distant docks and boats.

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On Sunday afternoon we went to St. John City Street Fair. Many roads were blocked off of traffic. Vendors from all kind of businesses had their displays in booths, selling their products. Kids were free running around. There were laughers everywhere. All four of us took turn to spin the hula hoop. It was such a relaxing, interesting and enjoying time for families and people in the community.

On our way home, I spotted a nice landscape from the neighborhood. I couldn’t resist taking a photo!

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Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel