Hi there! Well, the dress rehearsal of the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Historic Columbia River Highway went okay yesterday. We were blessed with sunny warm weather, which helped! In fact, look at this photo I snapped.. do you realize that the falls is on the north side of a really high cliff and this area down here rarely sees the sun? So, you won't often see this kind of image.
The lodge has a big banner in place for the event. The BIG doings is next week.
An event coordinator was hired to organize everything, so we all gathered around she and her assistant to listen to the way it would all go on that day. Four of the five flower girls that I am in charge of were there. On "the day" they will all have white tights and white shoes and a basket of rose petals. My friend Keturah in the purple headband is the mother of Evalenea who is in the lead. She found all the girls and is closely coordinating them. Each girl has a mother or grandmother there with them.
Here they are practicing sitting on the steps during the speeches. :-)
Getting some advice.. :-)
The girls.. one more will be with them on "the day". They are all local to this area and some of the families have been here for generations.
The Daughters of the American Revolution "Centennial Chorus". We're not in full dress.. that will be for next week.
This event will be held on the way up to the upper plaza, which will be unique. We have arranged for a singer to play a baby grand piano which will be up there, can you imagine? Thomas Lauderdale of the group "Pink Martini" will play music and perform "Roll On Columbia".
This guy, Ed, has been in the meetings all year to plan this, he is president of the Horseless Carriage Club. This is his 1916 Hupmobile. :-)
We drove back along the historic highway which brings us to the Vista House, so we had to drive around it, didn't we? :-)
When we pulled into Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, there was Ed and his car.. when we drove around the Vista House, he got ahead of us. LOL!
We enjoyed the afternoon on the deck and I snapped a photo of a Goldfinch on the feeder.
Caleb came in and presented me with a flower. :-) Do you see what it is? It's a blackberry vine and flower. I told him to be careful of the thorns, and thanked him for the flower.
Yes, the flower basket.. lol.
Our Mock Orange is in bloom.. isn't it glorious? It smells amazing, too.
This is by our shed and near the chicken house.
The blooms on the Rose Campion amaze me, really. What a shot of color to the retina! And the foliage is a perfect contrast as it's fuzzy light grey.
Thank you all for the good wishes for my health. I called the doctor when I got home yesterday and made it clear that I need to be better in a week. So, he prescribed a stronger antibiotic and medicated nasal spray and we picked them up last evening. Wish me luck that they work better than the first run. We are off to join my twin sister and brother and their spouses for lunch. I hope you're having a lovely week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)