Eye Candy Peony — Glenda Phua Fine Art

18 x 24 Oil on canvas. When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. – Georgia O’Keeffe via Eye Candy Peony — Glenda Phua Fine Art

Hiking : Boise – Sweet Connie Trail

Sweet Connie Trail. Distance : 6 miles. 3-4 Creek Crossings. Elevation : 2128′ Moderate Climb and Single Track. Dog Friendly. Driving Directions : 5 miles up Bogus Basin Road from Cartwright Road. Wide parking area on the right. SaveSave

Weekly Photo Challenge : Out of this world

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK Moab is THE epicenter for outdoor adventure. It has some of the most amazing hiking, biking, rafting and four-wheeling surrounded by a stunning red rock landscape. Views encompass thousands of miles of colorful canyons, mesas and buttes. The spectacular and unparalleled natural beauty is out of this world. Mesa Arch Green River…

Photography 101 – Developing your eye : Street

Lesson Two: Establishing Shot –“Street” Today’s Tip: While you’re free to take a picture from any angle, try to capture an establishing shot: a wide-angle photo that sets up a scene. You may need to back up a few steps, or climb some stairs to higher ground to fit the whole scene in one shot. For…

Photography 101 – Developing your eye : Home

Lesson One: Get Oriented — “Home” I am a Singaporean who left my home country to live in the USA.  Singapore is one of the smallest and most densely populated countries in the world (only 277 square miles) but is a thriving hub for world finance, shipping, and transportation. Even though it is a dense…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Weathered

Weathered Trees Crater Lake has spectacular views and inspires awe to all who visit. Photographers, artists, sightseers and hikers flock there and are mesmerized by the wonder and beauty of the intense blue water. Perched on the rim of Crater Lake are many weathered trees: grey, wind-sculptured and double bent like works of art.  Only…

Weekly Photo Challenge : Growth

GROWTH – WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE   Every January, I start pondering about my life direction and set some goals. It usually will encompass different physical, emotional and financial goals. The word “Goals” sets me thinking; it should be called an “Opportunity for Growth”. I set goals because it is a persistent desire to be better…

HOW TO DRESS FOR WINTER HIKE

It is winter again! Winter is a great time to hike and experience breathtaking mountain scenery. You get to see more wildlife like deer and elk as they leave the higher elevations and concentrate in the lower pastures. The experience as you hike through fresh snow or blaze a new trail on the mountain is…

Hiking: Annette Lake — Travel-Gourmand.com

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known…