I met my sister Denise and friends Shirley & John for lunch at Besaws (over 100 years old!) yesterday as a prelude to the 4 of us going to the Wild Arts Festival put on by the Audubon Society. Our tall good-looking waiter, Sam, used my camera and got a fun shot from above the table for me. I told him he'd be in my blog -- Hi Sam! :-)I can't believe this was my first visit to this great place, I want to take Dayle here soon.
Sam, our waiter.
I had their macaroni and cheese with wild mushrooms and bacon. Oh yeah. Iced tea served in mason jars. A good time was had by all.
On to the Wild Arts Festival held in the Montgomery Park building. Our host!! Hello, Turkey Vulture!
And this American Kestrel. Adorable little hawk! You can see why he was rescued, he's missing one wing.
My favorite pottery booth. Wouldn't it be neat to have a whole set of this?
This is another favorite artist of mine, it's glass with nature patterns on it and petroglyph images from the Columbia River Gorge, they are iridescent, too. Lewis Creek Glass Works
Last year I got several of these neat little plates.. you can use them for tea bags or coins or jewelry.
This item below is amazing.. it's a wind chime and the chimes are obsidian and the top is a bunch of dried flowers.. check out their website.. Obsidian Windchimes.
I thought you'd enjoy seeing these felted "stones". I got the cutest little Sheep ornament from this woman, her website is Reclaimed Wool.
I got this cute little sheep ornament from the lady above. The wool is from a Wensleydale Sheep from Idaho. :-)Below is a wonderful jeweler, Lori Presthus. I got a Christmas present from her for someone special.. :-) She does all kinds of birds in jewelry.
She does flowers and leaves, too.
I love this artist, he makes rock cairn lamps and makes little candle holders and vases from rocks. Here's his website, Made In Paradise.
I got a vase from him last year, it is made of granite.
I found wonderful baskets made of cedar bark.. remember the one I made? Here is her website.. Woven Fire Designs.
The design in this flat basket is divine!
As we headed out we saw two of the Audubon volunteers that had two owls.. this is a Spotted Owl, which is turning white.
I went behind to get his face and got a cute photo of my sister Denise and Shirley getting photos of him with their iPhones. :-) I guess you have to have your mouth open to take photos.. teehee.
And just look at this Great Horned Owl! How's that for "the look"?
See these gorgeously painted and embellished gourds?
I got this cute little Goldfinch ornament for Dayle as he loves his "little yellow birds" that come to his feeder. The lady makes each one by hand.. here's her website. Tanya Harvey Designs. SOMEONE was very interested in the bird that I was "trying" to photograph.
A better photo of the bird ornament "in the wild".
Our daughter-in-law Kristi, brought this gift for us on Friday. :-) And see the ornamental squash next to it? Our grandson Hayden saw these growing on the edge of our woods and insisted that Dayle come and see them. Apparently they grew from some squash we tossed into the woods after Thanksgiving last year. :-)Lastly, my older sister Roberta showed me this photo she took of a mushroom she found while out for a walk at her vacation house at Fish Hawk Lake. It's an "Amanita Muscaria". Isn't it pretty? But don't eat them, they are poisonous!
Well, we're off to spend the evening with our sons, DILs and grandsons.. we're helping to make dinner.. our nickname for it is "Dog Food", but it's called "Chinese Noodle Casserole" - maybe I'll get a photo to show you. It's delish! This post has gone too long, so I will show you our new appliances next time.. but the stove and microwave are IN. The dishwasher.. we have to do some plumbing changes first. Have a good week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)