So...you savor the moment, and take an extra long beach walk, examine every tide pool, and try and find that perfect sand dollar.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
It dawned me that I haven't been to the Farmer's Market nearly enough this summer. For me, it's such a fun way to start the weekend, to grab some coffee, enjoy some music and get a week's worth of healthy food. Everything tastes so much better. It's funny that for years I'd plan my meal around whatever meat entree I was planning, now I plan everything else around the vegetables I'm having that night. That's a real paradigm shift.
The peaches have been especially good this year. Too bad they have such a short season!
My son insists that eating local honey has improved his allergies.
I found two of the most beautiful tangerine colored climbing roses for a trellis we have at the beach. It seems to me that so many roses don't have a fragrance, except for the climbers. Hopefully, they will survive the winds this winter. Here's a list of Top Ten most fragrant climbing roses:http://www.rose-gardening-made-easy.com/fragrant-roses.html
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Last Saturday, I was on my way to the Farmer's Market, when I stumbled upon this cool car show in Oregon City. Lately, I've had a thing for old cars-their shape, the shiny surfaces. All I can think of is how
fun they will be to paint. When I stop to talk with the owners, they are so proud of their vehicles. Usually, they are standing their with wax and cloth in hand polishing up their 'babies!' Hopefully, these beauties will inspire you. They will probably show up again in some watercolor assignment! Happy Wednesday, the rest of this post will be wordless! :-)
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
We took a drive up to Mt. Hood to take a day hike, and I was surprised to see that Timberline was in the middle of a 4.5 million dollar renovation from the Stimulus Program. It's such a beautiful Lodge, and a destination for Oregonians. It's origins were from a WPA project in the 30's, so it seemed appropriate for the government to maintain it, since it would be terrible to lose this National treasure.
There's so many beautiful points of interest at Timberline Lodge. I captured a few to share, but it's really worth a trip up to check it out for yourself. As you enter there's this native American carved art piece, with it's elaborate headdress
The interior evokes the style of the 30's, with it's attention to detail. Note the inlaid wood piece above the door.
This is a portrait of Richard Kohnstamm, the man who is credited with saving Timberline from decline is the 50"s and 60's. He foresaw the skiing boom with brought thousands of visitors to Mt. Hood.
The gathering place of the lodge is the enormous space on the first level, where there is a restaurant, plus lots of chairs to sit near the fire, and gaze at Mt. Hood. This especially fun to do on a snowy day.
The details and craftsmanship are amazing.
A commemoration plaque as you enter. Note the date 1936-1937.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Below, an old water towerhttp://www.timberlinelodge.com/silcox-hut/