US-Canada Trip 2022 Day 7

I’m writing this post on my phone as opposed to my laptop. I’m not sure how it’ll look, so bear with me.

I traveled to 3 states yesterday. That must be some kind of record or maybe that’s just me because I’m from Western U.S. and the states are huge compared to the east. Anyway, we crossed into the US early in the morning after we were grilled by the custom officer.

He asked why, of all the cities in the whole world, we chose to visit Toronto and Ottawa. I don’t remember being grilled like this when I returned to the US after visiting Canada 5 years ago or is that just typical manner of the people on the east coast? Mom said he was just doing his job but really?

It certainly left a sour taste in my mouth.

We drove through New York and Pennsylvania before getting to our destination – Washington Crossing State Park in New Jersey. It surprised me by how green it was. Perhaps, it’s because I’m from out west where there’s little to no rain.

I loved the greenery and seeing the autumn colors starting to peek through. It was one of my purposes of the trip.

I’ve always wanted to see the place where George Washington crossed the Delaware river as depicted by the famous painting but it turned out, the painting had exaggerated the event as often history does. It was certainly a good history lesson and I learned quite a bit from this little history tour.

Which brings me back to why I’m writing this post on my phone. I stayed at the worst motel in the history of worst motel last night in Bordentown, New Jersey. I requested for a non-smoking room and the moment I entered the room, the smell of pot and smoke hit me like a punch in the face. I told front desk and all he did was spritzed air freshener in the room.

After he left, I discovered not only could I not get wifi in the room but my cell signal was gone too. It was like being sucked into a black hole. Normally, I wouldn’t mind a night without internet but I happened to need to modify the itinerary which involved modifying a few hotel reservations and I can’t do that when I don’t have internet.

After complaining to the guy and showing him the room was a black hole, he switched me to another room. Still, the smell of pot and smoke hit me when I opened the door. I’ve stayed at plenty of bad motels before but this is by far the worst.

Well, I’ll reporting from Philadelphia for the next 2 days. Hopefully, my living accomodations improves.

CFFC: Leaves

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CMMC: September Autumn/Spring


#SundayStills – Signs of Autumn

How can one tell when autumn is in the air?

When the leaves turn a beautiful deep shade of red
When the trees in the mountains are layered in different shades of green and yellow


5 Things Tuesday – 5 things I love about Autumn

I know it’s Thursday and tomorrow is Friday but I’m doing it anyway. Anyway, this week on 5 Things Tuesday, Tanya at Salted Caramel asked everyone to name 5 things they love about Autumn.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves and Trees

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Lens-Artists Challenge #127: Precious Moments

There is something about nature that if you manage to catch it in the right moment and under the right light, it’s so beautiful that you will remember it for the rest of your life. I got the chance to witness such wonder this year during the height of autumn on September 20th. I was so glad I brought my best lens along to capture those moments.

Lens-Artist Challenge

Wordless Wednesday: When you’re not a painter…

Silent Sunday: Searching for Autumn

Autumn Colors Panorama

180-degree of autumn colors
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As we venture into October, my aunt and I were adamant to search for some fall colors around us. Therefore, we spent one weekend hiking from one mountain range to the next. We finally found it in a beautiful scenic area near the Snowbasin Ski Resort near Morgan, Utah. Continue reading “Autumn Colors Panorama”

Photo of the Day!

It’s been so cold lately that I haven’t had a chance to go out and check out my backyard. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

I woke up on Sunday morning to a thin layer of that white stuff on my back lawn. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

This picture was taken about a year ago. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

Here is another picture from my afternoon trip up Snow Basin on Sunday. I absolutely love the colors autumn offers in this picture. It’s one of the main reasons why I love fall – the colors are just incredible.

If it wasn’t for the cold, I believe I would’ve stood there longer than 5 minutes.

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Technical Details

Sony NEX-5T v. 1.00 (f/11, 38 mm, ISO-100, 1/80 sec)

Which Ways to Snow Basin?

After completing my household tasks yesterday, I drove up to Snow Basin Ski Resort (about 30 minutes away) with every intention of doing one last hike before winter sets in. Continue reading “Which Ways to Snow Basin?”

Photo of the Day!

It was tough picking a photo for Photo of the Day today because I haven’t gone anywhere in the last two weeks. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

The weather this week is the opposite of the last few months. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

Since now that we are in October, I guess it means the season of pumpkin spice is upon us but of course, that season began more than a week ago. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

This has been the best Labor Day ever! Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

Last night, I decided to have some post-editing fun with this picture. Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”

Photo of the Day!

I love sunsets. Whenever I get a chance, I would capture it. I captured this sunset last weekend and I quite like it.

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Technical Details

Sony NEX-5T v.1.00 (f/4, 21 mm, ISO-500, 1/160 sec)

Photo of the Day!

Last night, I got a message from my aunt saying winter is approaching, be careful with our health.  Continue reading “Photo of the Day!”


This was not an easy topic. It took me browsing almost my entire library to come up with these. So I hope you like them. Continue reading “Peek”