I took this photo this morning, at Portland's famous Japanese Garden, where fall colors were bursting out all over, and photographers from all over were there to catch the beauty. I am lucky to live about ten minutes from this wonderful retreat, and it's a great blessing in these turbulent times.

I hope as fall continues and winter sets in that you too can find a retreat that quiets your soul and fills you with peace.

Thanks for visiting!



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About Tea & Bee's Milk:

If you've ever thought of "escaping" to some remote place, [Tea & Bee's Milk] will certainly give you the courage and perspective to live your dream. As you near the final pages, you'll find yourself wising they'd stay a bit longer, linger just a bit more, head out to the islands just once again. It is a book you'll more than enjoy!      —Charles S

About Camping with the Communists:

An intelligent and enjoyable book filled with history, culture, adventure, and a dash of politics. A great addition to the genre of travel writing, but this book has even more to offer because it was written with honesty, sensitivity, a sense of humor.    —Dave W.