The Joys of Simple Life

Betchai writes The Joys of Simple Life. She likes to hike and takes many and wonderful pictures. What I like best about her is that she likes to share her hikes and photos with us. Everywhere she goes, she takes her camera and we reap the benefits. Betchai describes herself as a simple teacher and nature wanderer.


When Betchai started her blog, what she wanted to accomplish was to share her adventures. In the process she found that she also learning how to organize her thoughts. In order to share the places she visited and the sights she saw, she did research to be more informed. Eventually through contact with other bloggers she learned to put her posts into categories. She has made new friends from all over the world. She is learning more about her photography from them too. Then she has a little lesson and some pictures of migrating birds at Mono Lake, at Eastern Sierra, California.

Autumn flowers began the post. The colors are glorious. Betchai went to Lake Poway with the intention of hiking and taking pictures of the sunset. She was successful. She was a little disappointed because she did not get a photo of the sunset reflecting in the water of the lake as she wanted it to. There are also some birds of prey and waterfowl that she came across.

Next Betchai takes us to Fern Canyon in Redwood National and State Parks. This is located in Northern California and is a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve. Some of the ferns here can be traced back 325 years. The three major types of fern found in this canyon are five-fingered ferns, delicate lady ferns, and sword ferns. They cling to the cliffs in the park. There are redwoods and drooping moss. She even has a picture of a hollow tree with drooping moss that looks like a cave. In the prairie area she found elk and took several pictures for us.

White water rafting on the White Salmon River in Washington is the next adventure Betchai shares. They went hiking, spelunking, and tide pooling too. Then they spent some time in Oregon where the view includes Mount Hood. She only took pictures of the windsurfers because that sport requires a lot of upper body strength. She had a fantastic time and has her amazing photos to prove it.

During a blizzard they visited Mount Rainier National Park. Because of the snow they had to forego some of the hikes they had planned. Instead they went to the waterfalls in the park. I won't list them here because Betchai does a much better job than I can and she has pictures. I can watch waterfalls all day. The next best thing is good pictures and they are here.

The Joys of Simple Life is easy to read and fun to look at. Make sure you check Betchai's other site too. There is a link to the side of her posts. Her pictures alone make this a place to see. After you have looked around and enjoyed yourself please leave Betchai a nice comment.And mention that Emma sent you. Her link is below.

The Joys of Simple Life

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Comments

  1. What a lo0vely blog to enjoy as well as the simple life.

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  2. thank you so much, this is such a pleasant surprise to be featured here, and I am almost teary eyed here by the way you described my site since you did a lot of reading starting from Migration. Indeed, my blogging had come a long way, which all started from my desire to share the joys of experiencing nature, and blogging and nature exploring has taught me a lot of lessons and helps sharpen my thinking. I guess words are not enough to express my thanks for this beautiful gift you wrote.

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  3. To Out on the Prairie: Thank you for commenting. It is a most soothing sire. Betchai has a wonderful way of explaining her pictures and I feel entertained and rested when I go there.

    To Betchai: Thank you. It was my pleasure to bring attention to your site. All lovers of nature can feel your love of nature and they can enjoy the things you enjoy just by going through your site.

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  4. i am so happy for you, beth! it must have been such a pleasant surprise for you to see that you were featured on this nature web site! you deserve this recognition! actually, it has been a long time coming:) i am sure many other nature web sites, maybe even real (not internet) magazines or books will one day feature you! i've told you many times before and i will tell you again- you are such a blessing to me and so many others by the beautiful nature shots you take and share constantly with us, your friend! may God grand you many more years filled with wonderful, exciting hikes and adventures and awesome photo opportunities because you are such a big inspiration to so many! CONGRATULATIONS for being featured here, beth!

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  5. wow... this is great. Betchai is a good friend and I think she deserves this recognition. Your website is great too. This is one awesome way to give bloggers an opportunity to get recognized. Great effort. More power.

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  6. To Ruthie and MJ: Thank you both for your comments. It is nice that Betchai has such good friends. I agree that her site is a good one to follow. Your kind comments about Nature Center Magazine are appreciated also. I do hope you come back from time to time.

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  7. I went to take a look at this blog and am smitten!
    Thanks for the review Emma!

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  8. To Jean: I know exactly how you feel because I felt the same way. Thank you for your comment.

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  9. Oh wow, this is indeed a blog full of treasures of nature. Such wonderful sightings. I am a huge fan of Betchai's blog. Thank you for featuring her blog, Emma! :)

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  10. It does my heart good to see the support that Betchai has from her friends. Thank you for commenting.

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  11. I'm so glad you pointed this site out. I never have time to find sites on my own, so now I have a new one to explore. The Alaska fireweeds shots gained my attention right away. I was in Alaska when I was 18, but I didn't get to experience it like this. Fern Canyon...WOW! This place is amazing. It's a wall of foliage. Lovely site!

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  12. Hello, Laura. I am so happy that you like the site. It is such a good one. However I certainly do not know how you find the time to view new sites.

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  13. Hi Emma, I am glad to see you discovered Betchai's blog, she has some of the most amazing photos.

    Sorry I am running so late, my internet connection was out more than on most of last week.

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  14. Better late than later, SquirrelQueen. I have been Following Betchai for several years. Limited time keeps me from writing about all the wonderful blogs there are about nature. I like Betchai's blog because she is a "soft" nature lover. Not all of us are woodsmen, for instance. Thank you for commenting.

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