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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Anchoring our yacht at Washington’s Blake Island.

See our cruising video to Blake Island. We’re heading out to test our new ROCNA 55, or “Rocky” as he’s aptly named! We decided to go to our most problematic anchorage spot on the west side of Blake Island Marine State Park where depths are sketchy and where our old anchor was anything but reliable. […]

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Environmentalists glad Biden is president

Caption: Environmentalists sure are glad Joe Biden is in the White House now, although some wish he would go further on sustainability initiatives. Credit: Prachatai, FlickrCC . Dear EarthTalk: Are environmental advocates happy with the Biden administration so far?— B.C., Philadelphia, PA Overall, environmental advocates are much happier with Joe Biden in the White House […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Bring flower bulbs indoors for spring colors

Caption:  A container with drainage holes, potting mix, and a few spring flowering bulbs planted pointed side up is all you need to create a colorful indoor garden. by Melinda Myers Pot them up, give them a chill and enjoy spring flowering bulbs indoors or outside on a patio, deck or porch. This is a great […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities

Mums add fall beauty and color

Caption:  Mums add beauty and fall color whether growing them indoors or in the garden. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers The rich colors and fall bloom of Chrysanthemums represent fall for many. It’s also the November birth flower symbolizing cheerfulness, optimism, and friendship. Add a few to your indoor décor and […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon Washington

Pacific Northwest artist captures the mystical world of Mermaids

Caption: Sea Dreams by Andrea Traphagen Pacific Northwest artist Andrea Traphagen paints her original watercolors and acrylics in vibrant hues…taking you from fantasy worlds to old world to current times. With the stroke of a brush and a vivid imagination, Andrea’s paintings transform you into a world of mermaids, dragon flies and old growth forests. […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Beyond Van Gogh makes masterpieces come alive

Beyond Van Gogh at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland is an immersive experience which breaks barriers by incorporating both still and moving art. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear, and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces with a minutia of details. The show is projected on every surface around you accompanied by a musical […]

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Bird numbers are declining rapidly

Caption: Blackbirds are among the avian species experiencing the greatest amount of population loss across North America as their preferred wetland habitat dries up and is filled in and paved over. Credit: Skyler Ewing, Pexels Dear EarthTalk: How are bird populations faring in the U.S. and around the world? What are some ways to help […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Spend the holidays on Mount Rainier

Are you ready to spend the holidays at a unique Washington mountain retreat? Mount Rainier National Park is offering the following packages at the National Park Inn. Hollydays Package Hollydays Package includes a room and dinner for you and your party on the evening of December 25, 2021 at the National Park Inn. Seared duck […]

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Events Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities

Oregon Winterfest to shine light, fire & ice at expo center

Caption: Oregon Winterfest photo by Brian Becker. After more than 20 years of winter celebrations, a new and larger venue was announced recently by Lay it Out Events for the OnPoint Community Credit Union Oregon Winterfest. The three-day festival of light, fire and ice will now be held at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond, […]