Date: July 31st, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, conservation, Cultures, Design, Green, Historic significance, Landscape, Leaves, Mountains, Series, Summer, Travel, Trees.

Landscape seen from a turret on The Great Wall near Bejing, China

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The Great Wall near Bejing, ChinaThe Great Wall of China – portion near Bejing that has been rebuilt since its original construction during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

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The Great Wall landscape near Bejing, China The Great Wall landscape near Bejing, China The Great Wall near Bejing, China

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The Great Wall landscape near Bejing, China

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Elm tree, The Great Wall of China Preserving part of the original construction on The Great Wall near Bejing, China

 

Date: July 29th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, City Streets, Cultures, Design, Travel.

New city central business district, Qingdao, ChinaUnique city of Qingdao where the 2008 Olympics torch was lit – central business district, east coast China. The red monument is called “Winds of May” marking WWI era reform movement.

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Central business district, Qingdao, China Monument “Winds of May” to mark WWI era reform movement, Qingdao, China Train station, Qingdao, China

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Apartments above shops in Qingdao, China

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Painted apartment buildings in Qingdao, China Painted apartment buildings in Qingdao, China Painted apartment buildings in Qingdao, China

 

Date: July 28th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: China, City Streets, Cultures, food, Insects, Seasonal, Summer, Travel, Trees, Unusual Interest.

Cicada flies, abundant in China, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end.Cicada flies, abundant in China during Summer, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end.

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Cicada flies, abundant in China during Summer, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end. Cicada flies, abundant in China, are caught as food, using a long pole with a sticky end.

 

Date: July 24th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Birds, China, City Streets, Cultures, Landscape, Travel.

Street cleaning supplies, Zibo, ChinaStreet scenes, Zibo, China

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Bicycle cart with caged chickens, no doubt bound for a side street BBQ, Zibo, China Sign on the lawn of a high rise apartment building, Zibo, China Sign on a small patch of grass in a city park, Bejing, China Corn grows everywhere in ditches and wherever there is space for planting, Zibo, China

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Men playing checkers as they do evry afternoon and evening in Zibo, China

 

Date: July 24th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Architecture, China, City Streets, Cultures, Landscape, Seasonal, Summer, Travel, Trees.

View from our son's apartment building in Zibo, China
For two amazing weeks we visited our oldest son, Adrian, where he lives and teaches in Zibo, China. Probably the best vacation we’ve ever had  — lots of walking, motorcycles, buses, taxis, trains and planes. Incredible!

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Zibo, China side street Zibo, China side street

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Date: July 17th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Flowers, Garden, Oregon, Seasonal, Summer, USA.

Dahlias and California Poppies

 

Date: July 11th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: blue, food, Fruit, Garden, Leaves, Oregon, Seasonal, Summer.

Our back yard blueberries

 

Date: July 9th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: food, Fruit, Garden, Green, Leaves, Oregon, Seasonal, Summer, Trees, USA.

Chinese apples, Hillsboro OR

 

Date: July 7th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: food, Fruit, Leaves, orange, Oregon, Seasonal, Summer, USA.

Picked fresh peaches at the Hood River 'Fruit Loop'

 

Date: July 5th, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: blue, Landscape, Oregon, Summer, Travel, Travel USA, Trees.

Lone tree, Mosier OR

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Cherry picking in Mosier, OR with Mt. Hood in the distance Mt. St. Helen's, WA as seen from the Fruit Loop near Mosier, OR

 

Date: July 1st, 2016 | Comments : none | Categories: Design, Flowers, Oregon, pink, Seasonal, Summer, wildflowers.

Wild Spirea, Beaverton, OR

 


 

 
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