Today I met up with my 2 sisters and friend Shirley for a Girl's Lunch at a place that was touted in one of my recent reads of either Sunset magazine or The Oregonian's "Arts & Entertainment". So, I got this lunch set up and we all met here to check it out. It was a fun place with good food, a gallery atmosphere with things on display and for sale and the most INTERESTING growing things! Case in point, the sign you see below is on the outsie and it's all done with living plants!
We all had sandwiches and some salad and it was all good. But mostly we enjoyed hearing news from each other and catching up on things. My older sister, Bird, gave us each these funny masks and we had to put them together with glow sticks.. aren't we a funny bunch of ladies? We posed in front of this whole wall INSIDE with growing tropical plants and ferns on it. I gave my sister Denise her birthday gift.. she was born on HALLOWEEN! She loved her handblown glass pumpkin.After lunch we went to the gallery area and looked at all these amazing quilts..
I loved this one with the purple flowers...
The flowers close up are gorgeous.
The one below is Oneonta Gorge, I've told you about this wonderful place before.
They also had several displays of beautifully hand-made artisan jewelry.
The gallery area with the restaurant part beyond.
We walked outside in this great courtyard area with all kinds of water gardens and several more wall-mounted gardens.
Here is another shot of the indoor wall garden. How cool is this?
I'm home now and enjoying our warm little farmhouse, my dog on my lap. Watching the news coverage on TV, I want to send healing thoughts and good wishes to all those people who were affected by the huge storm that hit the East Coast yesterday and overnight. What a disaster! Also - get out there and vote! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)