Friday, January 25, 2013

Frozen Falls

Sis and I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday and although it had warmed up, it was still pretty icy there!  I went out for my photo safari in the afternoon while my sister Denise manned the information counter.  This is a zoom in on the ice.. I loved how this shot came out, rather artsy, don't you think?
The whole thing. :-)

This is a closeup of the ice to the right of the big falls.
This is some ice up a ways from the lodge.  I do love ice! 
This falls below is Wahkeena.. it's one of the prettiest falls, and has this neat little bridge, but it's very difficult to photograph as it zig zags it's way high up the cliffside.
This is the wonderful dinner that awaited me when I arrived home from the chilly day at the falls.  Roast beef, Yukon gold potatoes, glazed carrots, and I made the gravy from the drippings.  YUM!
Dayle is a wonderful chef!!  
Remember the new vintage lamp that we got to brighten the living room during these long dark winter evenings?  Well, the dining room needed some light too, so I put this little candle type tin lamp that I had on the table and it's been warming that room.  It's got a pierced parchment shade.  
On February 1st I will bring out some red heart things.  Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  We're going to a PowWow... more on that later.  :-)  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Hi Teresa! Beautiful pictures of the falls as usual and your dinner! Dale is a keeper for sure. I want to try some of that roast. Yummmm!

    I ended up sick so my weekend plans have been curtailed. Hoping for a really fast recovery as we wanted to go to the RV show this weekend.

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

  2. Those ice photos are amazing Teresa. It's still so cold here too, roll on spring. That looked such a lovely warm dinner to come home to ;0)
    Jane x

  3. Yes, Teresa, that one photo is artsy, but then I think they all are because you are a wonderful artist who uses many mediums to express herself beautifully. I especially love the <3 lamp on your table, and your roast dinner HAD to be yummy =) Bravos for Dayle! I look forward to learning about the PowWow you are attending this weekend!!

    I am planning to attend a craft workshop at a friend's tomorrow, and a worship service Sunday morning. In between those I am making items to send for a bloggy heart swap, and cup cozies for a retreat in March. Wishing you a happy weekend and looking forward to our next get together!

  4. beautiful photos of the falls and your dinner :-) love the ice as well. Mind you saw a bit too much of it today. Felt I needed to get out so we took the bus to town. Was lucky not to fall and break my neck !!!!
    Only plans at moment are crafting ones :-) and hopefully see younger son and family. Enjoy your weekend. Love Anne x

  5. Beau-tie-ful! I love your camera! Your dinner looks absolutely delis...Dayle did a good job!!! Curious about the pow wow...have fun!
    Hugs, Shari!

  6. Hi Teresa, yes, such artsy photos, you are getting so professional. Ice is so amazing and so fun to imagine that it is that cold to cause that state. Now that looked like a very tasty meal and the gravy was tasting yummy ( I could taste it)
    It has been so cold, a good time to injury one's knee!!! lol
    Have a fun PowWow can't wait to hear about it!

  7. Looking forward to a posting about the Pow Wow. We stayed in today and it was just the thing I needed. No big plans for the weekend...but, you never know what will pop up :)

  8. What a wonderful way to finish a chilly day! And you're fortunate to have a "cook/chef"... I'd be lucky to get microwaved hot dogs :)


    PS and YES that artsy shot is the best!

  9. Hi, Teresa
    Your hubby definitely needs to open his own restaurant--your photos make me hungry even when I just finished eating:)
    I would like to someday see the falls in ice or snow. I actually thought about coming to see you yesterday, but the road reports weren't too great and my DH has the car with studded we went to the coast and to find my once elusive covered bridge.
    Wow! A pow wow! Last one I went to was at Siletz and it was amazing with the dancing, food, etc. The thing I really noticed though was the way the elders of the tribe are treated with great respect. I LOVED that:)Have fun!
    Blessings, Aimee

  10. Hi Theresa.. I am a new follower and I just love your blog and your crochet.. I must say you are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place..beautiful photo's too.. It is summer here in Tasmania and has been quite warm for which I am most grateful as I can spend a lot of time outdoors in the garden... I can still find time fro crochet though Lol.. Have a blessed day.. :)

  11. The fog/cloud inversion layer dissipated around noon today after 17 days covering Canby/Hubbard. So glad you live in the sun!

    Also nice to have dinner waiting when you arrived home.

  12. Mrs. Teresa I love all of the pictures you take of the falls! I hope one day to make it out west so I can see them for myself.

    BTW your dinner looked delish..I could almost smell it!!

  13. Your first shot is gorgeous! I've been too busy skiing and now realize I need to get out to the gorge and shoot some frozen waterfall pics.

  14. I never fail to be stunned by your wonderful photos of the countryside in your part of the world. It looks such an awesome place to live.

    Your husband is a great cook! And love your table lamp, so cute.


  15. You are right, you may be retired but you certainly are always busy. The shots of the falls are amazing. Have a great day! Tammy

  16. Teresa .. you're outdoing yourself ! That first photo is amazing but they're all quite spectacular. Your dinner looks so yummy its making me hungry - and its almost midnight here LOL. Cute little lamp. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xoxox

  17. Beautiful photos of the falls all frozen and gorgeous. I am watching my little patient again for a week, I get to play all day!

  18. Beautiful photos!

  19. Mmmm, there's nothing like a good pot roast, and that looks like a good one. The falls are beautiful in their icy finery.

  20. Those photos are stunning -- Such nice ice!!

  21. Definitely looks a bit chilly....turned to rain here for now. Sounds and looks like we both have good cooks...Phil is the same, can throw anything together and some thing sensational appears
    Hugs xx

  22. Those icy falls are just stunning! And Dayle's dinner looked fabulous!!!!
    I have been awfully busy lately with my Nana, and helping my Mom with her. She is 98 years old, and in the past few months has been failing rapidly. It is heartbreaking!
    Enjoy the rain here this weekend!
    xo Kris

  23. Such beautiful photographs Teresa!...The snow has thawed here today and the sun is shining....Keep warm and have a wonderful new week,
    Susan x

  24. Oh my, Teresa! The waterfall looks sooo magnificent! huge amount of water falling from such height is frozen! gorgeous photos!
    liked your meal, looks yumm!
    Have a nice weekend enjoy! I;m planning to dive into crocheting a blanket:).
    Hugs, Anna.

  25. Oh wow! I just love those photos of the falls! Gorgeous!


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