Monday, August 30, 2010

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
Alice Walker

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sage and Lavender from Central Oregon

Time in my Summer Sanctuary is Winding Down

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

"Hope" is the thing with feathers

"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

Emily Dickinson

More on The Crooked River Petroglyph

This from about the
Crooked River Petroglyph

In 1961, three years before Lake Billy Chinook was created behind Round Butte Dam, University of Oregon archaeologist Luther S. Cressman surveyed the three river canyons in the reservoir area. Of notable interest was this massive, engraved basalt boulder along the west bank of the Crooked River. Because its location would be flooded, the Crooked River Petroglyph was moved in the winter of 1963 and placed at this site, approximately one mile from its original location. The Petroglyph was found on lands ceded to the Federal Government by the Warm Springs and Wasco Indians as part of the Middle Oregon Treaty of 1855. The Petroglyph is now on lands managed by the Oregon State Parks Department.

My travels with Matt to visit Dylan

Matt at Smith Rock , taken with his really nice digital camera...

Matt at Deschutes Public House in Bend

Dylan Edwards and Matt Palmquist, mi hermanos

Mt. Washington between the pines with Matty's camera!

3 sisters with same

Sunset the night before we left Silver Falls to go over the Oregon Cascades to Central Oregon to visit our mutual friend, Dylan Edwards ( who is an amazing Naturalist at Cove Palisades this summer).

Ponderosa Pines near the B and B fire site , Santiam Pass,
Oregon Cascades

Mount Washington framed by Ponderosa Pines near the summit

Poster for fest in Sisters, Oregon window

View of Three Sisters, Oregon Cascades

Window reflection in Sisters

Reflection in the windows of the Bend REI

Art in a bungalow store in Bend, Oregon

Reflection in the Deschutes River, Bend

The spiral road up to Pilot Butte, Bend

Matt Palmquist in Cove Palisades. I think this cowbot hat really suits him.

Dylan flying in the wind at Balanced Rocks over the Metolius

Lake Billy Chinook at Cove Palisades

Dylan and Matt when we were looking for the Ghost Town of Geneva, Cove Palisades

Rock Layers, Cove Palisades

Sagebrush in front of Cove Palisades' Petroglyph.
This rock and petroglyph were moved from a place within a mile of it's current location.Otherwise it would have been drowned in Lake Billy Chinook.

The Petroglyph

Me on the voyage/tour with Dylan and Matt

The zigzag trail that Matty took to the top and around Smith Rock. I was sick so I stayed behind and relaxed at the top. I LOVE Smith Rock.

Juniper Junction at Smith Rock State Park