Rogue Luxury – My Lodge to Lodge Rogue River Rafting Trip Experience

Luxury comes in many forms. There is the obvious five star hotel with concierge service and private infinity pool type of luxury. But for me, a more important form of luxury is the ability to easily experience the solitude of pristine, unspoiled wilderness for three days. A lodge to lodge Rogue River rafting trip gave me that experience with the added comfort of sleeping in a bed and hot showers at the end of each day, along with good home cooked meals and fine local Oregon wines. Now that is luxury indeed.

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“Cascade” – A Bargello Quilt Design

This was the second quilt I ever attempted – and finished. I called it “Cascade” because the design reminded me of a small waterfall. I thought that my Rogue River rafting trip, with all of the rapids and small waterfalls, was an appropriate spot to photograph it.

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Rose

My Article is in This Month’s Quiltmania Magazine

Once again this year, I have an article in the Sept-Oct issue of Quiltmania. This article is all about the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show that I attended this summer in the town of Sister’s OR. Continue reading “My Article is in This Month’s Quiltmania Magazine”

PhotoPOSTcard: Sunset over the Great Fountain Geyser

I had all but given up on a nice sunset while visiting Yellowstone on this day. It had been cloudy and raining all day and I did not think it would clear up. Then, all of a sudden a rainbow came out just before sunset and the clouds miraculously started to clear up just as the sun started going down. It resulted in one of the most fiery red sunsets I have ever seen – appropriate for a (potentially) fiery geyser area.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring

The usual photos of the Grand Prismatic Spring are aerial shots that show this highly colorful hot spring from above. The reality is that the highest you can get to see and photograph this spring is about 100 feet from an overlook on an official new trail that the Park District established in 2017. Still, that does not make this iconic hot spring any less impressive.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Waiting – Because Not Every Old Geyser is Faithful

I am not sure why we have a fascination with watching the geysers erupt at Yellowstone National Park, but we do.

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25 Photos to Inspire Your Next Grand Teton Itinerary

I love mountains, so it is no surprise that Grand Teton is one of my favorite national parks in the US. With its jagged in-your-face peaks that are reflected in lakes and streams, it’s a scenic candy jar whose beauty is easy to experience. I am sharing 25 of my favorite photos from this park to inspire your next Grand Teton itinerary. The scenery is so point-and-shoot gorgeous, that narrowing the list down to only 25 photos was quite a challenge.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Milky Way over the Moulton Barn

 

Milky Way over the Moulton Barn, Teton National Park
Milky Way over the Moulton Barn, Teton National Park

The Moulton Barn is part of the Mormon Row Historic District in Grand Teton National Park. It is supposed to be the most photographed barn in the country, and if the number of photos I took is any indication, then the claim is probably true. It is certainly quite photogenic. I could not resist trying my hand at astro-photography when I was there since I had a clear and almost moonless night. The pink glow on the horizon in the photo are the lights from the town of Jackson which is about 6 miles away. Even though my eyes did not necessarily see the light pollution, the camera sensor picked it up quite easily.

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Rose

 

PhotoPOSTcard: Morning at Schwabacher Landing

Schwabacher Landing Grand Teton National Park
Schwabacher Landing Grand Teton National Park

Schwabacher Landing in Teton National Park is a great place to go for morning photos or a short hike. It is supposed to be a good place to see wildlife, though all I saw was this trout swimming in the crystal clear water. Still, the scenery was quite breathtaking, even without a moose in the photo.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: Sunrise at Oxbow Bend

The mountains at Grand Teton National Park are big and bold and in your face.  They rise straight up from the valley floor with no rolling hills to soften their approach. One of the most popular places to see the sunrise in the park as it brightens up this jagged skyline is from Oxbow Bend on the Snake River.

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Rose