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Zebra's enjoying the sunshine.

Zebra’s enjoying the sunshine, Winston, Oregon. 

The time is here…. It is vacation time for many of us.

As we start our vacations and spread our wings to have fun checking out wildlife in our area and around the world. We must remember to keep our distance and respect that they are wild animals.

They do not read the signs, warning postings which maybe around the area. Animals live a very different life style than we do. We must remember they are wild animals and look at other small animals and people as lunch or dinner.


Everyone admires the beauty of our planets wildlife. Their coloring, fur, size, shapes, and the noise that they make… such as the roar of the lion. Some Wildlife & More 084animals like the water, holes in the ground and some like being in the trees and rocks. Where ever you are keep your eyes open and remember this is their home we are visiting as well as ours. Go about your day and try not to disturb their home.


It is wonderful to study them and see the habitat in which they live. There are things you need to know when you visit their homes. Do not touch or move their babies. The mother’s of these babies will come back and take care of them, even if you do not see the mothers. If, you are concerned. Contact a ranger and let the rangers handle the situation.  Always stay your distance. Animals move fast and you may be in their pathway or too close to their babies. Always stay calm and do not run from them. This could cause the animal to chase after you. Wildlife & More 430

 Read up about the area you are going to visit. This way you will be prepared for situations that may arise. Make sure you have food, beepers, maps and let others know where you are going and what your plans are. Be smart in the woods and be safe as you enjoy your vacation time.


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The Oregon Coastal Mountain Range has lush green trees and beautiful forest floor plants. As you explore into Oregon’s forests in the spring there are a large variety of wildflowers scattering the landscape.

Some of these native plants love peeking up in the spring and throughout the year. We start looking for native plants like the Three-Toothed mitrewort in the early spring.

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Horsetail Wild Flowers

This week as we enjoyed exploring the Oregon Coastal Mountain Range we also found some northern giant horsetail or some of us like calling it snake grass. It is located in the picture to the right. This plant is native to the area and located throughout this mountain range.

So, keep your eyes open when you are out on a hike in the Oregon’s Coastal Mountain Range. You may find some surprises as you are hiking. They are popping up everywhere. 

Enjoy the native surrounding that are all around us. Sometimes we get so involved with our day-to-day lives we forget to enjoy the simple things like these beautiful native plants.

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As we travel around Oregon we see the vast landscape with its fields, orchards, gardens and row crops. Without taking time to stop and view these wonderful sights you will never know the how importance they are. We sometimes get so involved in our day-to-day lives we forget to look at the little things that make our days better.

Today, we were traveling around the countryside of Oregon and took the time to look at the vineyards, trees, corn fields and all the grass fields and orchards that surrounded us. It was a beautiful site with every color imaginable. There are so many colors of greens, yellows and browns.

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Have you looked at the summer flowers? Those in your yards and those which grow wild along the highways. They are with bright gorgeous colors than make them stand out for you to take notice.

So, remember when you are going about your day to take a moment to view your surroundings. Remember those farmers who work so hard to grow food for your table. Remember to have fun among the beautiful colorful flowers that also brighten your day. We are blessed with a beautiful place to live, work and play.

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We love to explore our beautiful state of Oregon. If you would like to join us… Give us a call.

We do have fun in Oregon!

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We use so many things in our lives and around the world. Many of them we do not think about where they come from or what they look like. I personally am guilty of this act.

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Yesterday, I was out and about giving some guests a wine tour around Yamhill County’s Wine Country. We came across a friend of mine and he had something he wanted to show us. He asked the group if we all knew what he was holding. No one in the group knew. They were a little puzzled and was unsure of giving an answer.

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They were very surprised when they found out that it was a piece of cork bark off a tree. Naturally it does not grow here in Oregon. But, to see this bark makes us understand more about the items we take for granted, where it comes from and how we do not think about the process of getting things made with cork.

We each had a wonderful day and learned something new.

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For many years we have all looked to see what the Ground Hog will say to us on February 2.


We all want spring to show up and bring life to our flower gardens and trees. Most of us would like to put our winter clothing away and get out those shorts and tank tops.

In February we start thinking about those spring and summer vacations and getaways. Making those plans for some family fun and having backyard BBQ’s.

Many places in the United States has had some harsh winter weather. So, have you had enough of winter? Are you ready for some spring flowers to show up in your garden? Have you started looking at your spring and summer vacations and getaways yet?

We here at Embrace Oregon are ready for some spring and summer fun. We have placed great Oregon getaways on our website. So, come on little Ground Hog we are waiting to hear for you.

We are having fun in Oregon. You should join us!

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Yes, Oregon has olive trees! I know it is hard to believe. But, the Durant family outside of Dayton, Oregon has 77 acres or in other words 13,000 olive trees.

For a few years now I have been watching these trees grow. We have been taking folks from all around the world to visit Red Ridge Farm. They have had the opportunity to see these trees as well as to taste the olive oil that is crushed right there on the farm.


Now for the next couple of weeks Red Ridge Farm will be picking and crushing olives. This is a wonderful experience if you have not been to a crush. The Durant’s are great at giving you tasting samples of the fresh crushed olive oil.

The landscape is beautiful and the trees are loaded with olives. After the olives are picked they are taken in totes to be washed and crushed.

So, if you are looking for something fun to do… Give us a call and we will be happy to take you on a wonderful journey to see this process in Oregon. Don’t wait too long or the crush will be over.

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Have a wonderful day in Oregon.


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We have had a wonderful start to fall this year in Oregon. There has been many cool nights and sunny warm days. With this type of weather there are changes with our surroundings.

Many of the flowers are leaving us until spring. Our gardens are fading away. The leaves on our trees are turning and showing their new colors. Wow! This is a great time to get outside and take a walk or drive around your neighborhood or through the beautiful countryside.

Many people talk about going to the east coast to view the fall colors. I love the state of Oregon. Some people may think I am  just a little prejudice. But, Oregon also has beautiful fall colors and I do not need to go to the east coast to see them.

 We have more pictures of Oregon and information about events in Oregon on our website: www.embraceoregon.com  checkout our facebook page also.

I hope you are taking time to Embrace Oregon and its beauty.

Have a great day in Oregon!

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