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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Leave a comment Read more »

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 52 acre botanical garden and art gallery founded in 1910. It holds over 10,000 plants and welcomes over 900,000 visitors each year from all over the world. Cherry Esplenade The garden features more than 200 cherry trees of forty-two Asian…


Chihuly Garden and Glass Leave a comment Read more »

Chihuly Garden and Glass

October 2012 Chihuly Garden and Glass is a new indoor and outdoor exhibit located just steps from the base of the Space Needle in Seattle Center. Everything in the exhibit gives you a glimpse inside the creative mind of Dale Chihuly. From the design to…


Snowy Fun in 2012 Leave a comment Read more »

Snowy Fun in 2012

Our area here in Snohomish County had a lot of snow fall this cold January day, so Xiaohong and I decided to have some winter fun in our garden. Here’s a gallery of our adventures. Photo gallery:


Tulip Festival 2011 Leave a comment Read more »

Tulip Festival 2011

For the fifth year in a row, we visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in beautiful Mount Vernon. This year the tulip festival is celebrating it’s 28th anniversary. Tulips and daffodils are grown in a 15-mile triangle of fields between Highway 20, the Skagit River,…


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Mirabell Gardens

June 2, 2010 In Salzburg’s new town, the bubbly Mirabell garden was laid out in 1730 for the prince-archbishop. In 1850, Mirabell Gardens and Palace was open to the public, thanks to Emperor Franz Joseph. As we walk through the gardens to the palace, we…


Revisiting Kubota Garden Leave a comment Read more »

Revisiting Kubota Garden

Today was a glorius sunny spring-like day and my wife and I and her parents all got in the car and we drove to one of our favorite local gardens – the Kubota Garden.  We have visited this garden for the past two years.  And…