Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte

The top of Skinner’s Butte has great views of the Eugene, Oregon skyline. The fall colors in this painting add to the view’s beauty. Skinner’s Butte is also right next to downtown Eugene’s many parks, stores and cafes. Activities around Skinner’s Butte Skinner’s Butte is in downtown Eugene. This makes it easy to get toContinue reading “Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte”

Seattle Chinese Garden

The Seattle Chinese Garden is a partnership between Seattle and its Chinese sister city Chongqing. The garden is special for using a southern Chinese garden design. It is also near to other gardening sights on the South Seattle College grounds. Activities The Seattle Chinese Garden is on the grounds of the South Seattle College. TheContinue reading “Seattle Chinese Garden”

Woodland Park Rose Garden

The Woodland Park Rose Garden is a beautiful retreat from Seattle. The 2.5-acre garden has 200 different sorts of roses and uses organic gardening processes. It is also near the Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake. Activities The Woodland Park Rose Garden is one of many sights in the Woodland Park. This makes Woodland ParkContinue reading “Woodland Park Rose Garden”

Linus Pauling Science Center

Linus Pauling was a leading chemical scientist and peace activist. He won Nobel Prizes in both areas. He graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) in 1922. The Linus Pauling Institute moved to OSU in 1996. The Linus Pauling Science Center was completed to house the institute in 2011. This week’s image is of the LinusContinue reading “Linus Pauling Science Center”

Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden

Ladd’s Addition is a neighborhood on Portland’s Eastside. The neighborhood is surrounded by roads with restaurants and cafes. The neighborhood is also the home of a rose garden test site and interesting architecture. Ladd’s Addition Activities Ladd’s Addition has many attractions. Its plan uses a diagonal design that makes for interesting walks. The neighborhood alsoContinue reading “Ladd’s Addition Rose Garden”

Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden

The VanDusen Botanical Garden is in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is on part of an old golf course. It opened to the public in 1975. Activities at VanDusen Botanical Garden It makes for a good place to walk. It has miles of paths though the collections of plants and objects. TheContinue reading “Waterfall at the VanDusen Botanical Garden”

Beatty Biodiversity Museum Whale Skeleton

The Beatty Biodiversity Museum is on the grounds of the University of British Columbia. The museum houses the university’s collection of biological samples. This ranges from pressed plants to fossils. Their most striking sample is the blue whale skeleton in the lobby though. The skeleton is 85 feet (26 meters) long. The whale died ofContinue reading “Beatty Biodiversity Museum Whale Skeleton”

University of British Columbia Main Mall

Taking a break from COVID-19 Walking Views, this week’s image shows the main mall at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The mall is lined with Red Oaks and has a view of the northern end of the Cascade Mountains. Many TV shows have been produced on the main mall. Some famous shows produced onContinue reading “University of British Columbia Main Mall”

COVID-19 Walking View: Oregon State Capitol Building

Painted this view of the Oregon State Capitol Building on a cloudy day. The weather this summer has been cooler than normal. This has caused summer to look like fall. The Oregon State Capitol Building is made in an art deco style. Most state capitols copy the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC. TheContinue reading “COVID-19 Walking View: Oregon State Capitol Building”