Category Archives: Parks and Gardens

Spokane’s Japanese Garden

The Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Spokane, WA, is not one of the largest Japanese gardens in the Pacific NW. Nor is it the oldest, but it is a uniquely pretty spot to while away an hour or so on a hot summer day. Continue reading

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Hulda Klager’s Lilac Gardens II

The vintage two-story farmhouse sitting in the midst of 3-1/2 acres of lilacs was Hulda Klager’s home for nearly 70 years. Continue reading

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Hulda Klager’s Lilac Gardens

The lilacs are blooming at the 2011 Hulda Klager Lilac Days Festival in Woodland, WA. 150 varieties in all–many hybridized by the “Lilac Lady” herself, Hulda Klager. Continue reading

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Tumwater’s Hidden Gem

Tumwater Falls Park is a 15 acre slice of natural beauty that borders the Deschutes River just before it plunges into Capitol Lake. Continue reading

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Spring Has Come to the Seymour Conservatory

The W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatoy has over 250 plant species in its permanent collection. But imagine our delight when we discovered that it also features special floral exhibits that change every month! Continue reading

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When Liquid Sunshine Turns to Snow II

Twilight scene after mi-winter snowfall at Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane, WA. Photo: Randall Harris. Continue reading

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When Liquid Sunshine Turns to Snow

Washington State is known far and wide as the “Land of Liquid Sunshine.” In other words, it rains a lot up here–especially during the winter months. But Washington also gets a good amount of snow, as all those living on the eastern side of the state can attest. Continue reading

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Good-bye to Autumn

Autumn in Coeur d’Alene Park in Spokane, WA. The sun was shining brightly that day and the leaves on the trees looked like they were on fire. Continue reading

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Director Park in Downtown Portland

Simon & Helen Director Park is sleek and modern with sharp, clean lines. It’s an urban space in the heart of downtown Portland that still manages to be inviting. Continue reading

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C’mon In! The Water’s Fine!

Spokane’s Rotary Fountain, located in downtown Riverfront Park, has 155 jets of water pumping out 3500 gallons of water per minute. No matter which way you turn, you’re sure to get wet! Continue reading

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