Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm an artist and love color.. there is a public art installation in Rockwood, Oregon (Gresham) at the Max light rail stop, which seems to affect people in 2 ways. What the heck is that!?? And those like me that go.. ohhhh.. wow! Which are you? I snapped this as I drove by out of the window of my car and was uber pleased to see it came out great! We drove by it again last night and it lights up, too! They look like psychedelic porcupine quills to me.. what do you see?
Cut to something more organic, we volunteered at Multnomah Falls, my sister Denise and I, on Thursday. It was a quiet, cloudy, cold day and it's amazing how many people still visit this place. I took this shot from the bridge over the creek, a different perspective for you. See the Benson Bridge?
I think the Lodge is one of the prettiest buildings.. very nicely designed. The visitor center is on the bottom left, see the French doors?
I was standing by the old bridge end posts and thought.. hmm.. this is kind of cool. We are not short of moss here. Especially at the falls where a cool mist from the crashing waterfall wafts out all year.
What amazes me is how many different varieties of moss share the spaces.
As you turn around on the highway bridge you see the creek flowing on towards the Columbia River.. the foot bridge, the railroad bridge...
I love this railroad sign. These are the mileages of all these places from this place. Incidentally, this sign is backward as the places on the left are actually found on the right and vice versa. I wonder if this was meant to be on the other side of the bridge?
The stream bed is all clean and ready for the salmon to come in and spawn in a few weeks. I'll try to get some photos for you.
I always love to look across the river to Washington state. The green trees are Oregon, the cloud is low and the blue green trees at the top are Washington.
A Tale of Two States and Low Clouds. :-)
This is the little place between trees on the on ramp to Interstate 84 as I head home. I love seeing the sun sparkle off the river here. No sun today.
Dayle and I went to dinner at La Costita on Thursday evening and while he waited in the car I ran in the grocery store to get some muffins.. and fell in love with a very small variety of orchid that they had in the florist area. It came home with me.
Is this gorgeous or what??
I found a home for my little orchid in my glass hurricane - I nestled the little pot down into the polished agates in the bottom that my mom and stepfather had found and tumbled.
The care instructions are to place one ice cube in the pot once a week for watering. I can do that! I know I can keep the plant alive, but I wonder if it will ever bloom again?
Yesterday I met Gracie for our swim workout. We also met for lunch before. Lots of chatting to do, you know.
It was a beautiful sunny day so after swimming I decided to do some mountain chasing. I was driving in Dayle's Thunderbird sports car so I just drove until I got to Jonsrud Point and I got a nice photo of the "hood". Well, Mt. Hood to be exact. The sun was low so it's golden.
I share this mountain with others, of course.
And then, home by the fire with my sweet little warm Buddy on my lap and working on my crochet shawl. I've decided that I'm going to add a more lacy edging to this Elise shawl, the same as on my 2 current Ruby shawls. I just hope it works out.
Buddy is 10 years old and want to know something? We didn't have any grandchildren when we got him and I chose a breed that was the size of a grand baby. My brother and his wife had a West Highland White Terrier and I adored him.. when I was researching that breed I found that they are derived from the base breed of the Cairn Terrier. So I checked that breed and thought that it would be a lot easier to keep a "dirt colored" dog clean than a white one.. so I found a pup that had been born and raised in a family home with just the mom and dad dogs.. I absolutely will not support a puppy mill. He's been a joy to us. Well.. I'm off for an adventure tomorrow.. I'll tell you all about it on Tuesday. I hope you're having a super duper weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)