I asked my Native American friend, Lillian Pitt, about getting some earrings for my trip to Washington DC. She has designed these earrings using the image of a famous petroglyph in the Columbia River Gorge, She-Who-Watches. I want to wear them all week, and especially to the National Museum of the American Indian.
This is what the petroglyph She-Who-Watches looks like on site. She is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge at Columbia Hills State Park. I took this photo when I hiked to see her with my DAR chapter a few years ago. She's THE most impressive petroglyph in all the gorge. Here is the story (2nd one down) by Lillian Pitt.
So, Lillian met me for lunch at McMenamin's Edgefield today and brought me the earrings. Her jeweler was in Paris and wasn't able to make some for me, so she sold me her own personal earrings. I love that they were hers and have her aura in them. Read about Lillian here.Lillian even treated me to lunch, how nice is that? She had a Shepherd's Pie and I had 4 cheese macaroni and cheese with CRAB! They used cavatappi pasta, which is perfect for mac and cheese.
The front of McMenamins Edgefield, it used to be the poor farm here and is now a fabulous place with restaurants, pubs, gardens and a European style hotel.
I love how they planted feather grass in the old fountain out front.
The old caretaker's cottage.
Foxgloves in the awesome, green, lush gardens.
On my way home afterwards, the cool new gate into historic Troutdale.
I love this shot I got of the old water tower in Troutdale, with a bronze life sized Elk statue on the top of the bronze foundry in town owned by Rip Caswell.
I wanted to leave you with a last post before I fly out to Washington DC tomorrow. We are packing, organizing, cleaning the house for the housesitter, etc etc etc. I will try to do some hellos from DC on my iPad or iPhone. Thank you for being a friend and reading my blog and leaving comments. I've enjoyed meeting so many nice people from all over the globe. Have a great week and I'll be home in 10 days! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)