PhotoPOSTcard: Feeding One Really Big Baby

Have you ever wanted your own elephant?

After watching the adorable elephants getting fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, you can adopt one of these little guys for $50 and get regular updates throughout the year about how your big baby is doing.

Thanks for visiting

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A Close Encounter of the Giraffe Kind

Where can you hand feed endangered Rothschild giraffes?

Nairobi’s Giraffe Center mission is to educate local children about their country’s wild life. For tourists, the big draw is the opportunity to get up close and very personal with these gentle giants.

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Rose

A Hot Time in a Cool Town – A Frederick Fire In Ice Festival Weekend

Sure, I could have spent my Groundhog’s Day birthday in Punxsutawny, PA with Phil the Groundhog – but why repeat that scene again?  (If you are not groaning at this bad pun, then watch one of my favorite movie classics “Groundhog’s Day”).

Instead, a weekend with the Frederick Fire In Ice festival seemed like a much “cooler” activity to check out.

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PhotoPOSTcard: When Art Imitates Life

Good street art stops you in your tracks and forces you to take a closer look. Whether it is big or small, it draws you in. The art walk in Frederick, MD has just those kind of murals. In this photo, can you tell what is real and what is an imitation? The two large windows are both faux, and everything else is real. You can pick up a map of Frederick’s Art Walk at the Frederick Visitor’s Center.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: The Covered Bridges of Frederick County

Covered bridges were actually designed for function – to protect the wooden bridge structure from the elements and thereby extending the bridge’s lifespan up to 100 years. As iron began to replace wood, the many covered bridges across the US began to disappear. Today, the remaining bridges are a romantic reminder of a time in US history that was slower and more pastoral. If you are visiting Frederick, MD, stop by the visitor’s center to pick up a map of the local covered bridge trail that takes you to three beautiful examples of this unique architecture.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

PhotoPOSTcard: The Monocacy Aquaduct

When you really think about it, and aqueduct could be considered an oxymoron – it’s a bridge  built over water to carry water. In this case, the Monocacy aqueduct was the largest of the eleven aqueducts built as part of the C&O canal system in the mid 1800’s. The Monacacy Aqueduct has survived the Civil War and hurricanes and is now part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. You can easily visit this site and others along the C&O canal system from a base in Frederick,MD.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

Rowan’s Forest Friends Quilt – An Elizabeth Hartrman Quilt Design

My son: “You know mom, the wall in your grandson’s room would look really good with a quilt hanging on it”.

How could I ignore a hint like that.

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Skiing Park City During the Sundance Film Festival

Though we travel quite a bit, my husband’s favorite trip each year is his annual winter ski trip out west. Each year he tries to go somewhere new or some place where he has not been for a long time. This year, he chose skiing Park City during the Sundance Film Festival.

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PhotoPOSTcard: In Jordanelle State Paark

About 20 minutes west of Park City, Utah is the Jordanelle State Park. The park sits on the shores of a reservoir formed from the damming of the Provo River. While there were no open facilities in winter, the roads in the park were plowed and made for a pleasant drive to take in the surrounding scenery.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

“California Dreamin” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration – The colors of the surf and sand. I used two charm packs in shades of blue and yellow by Stonehenge to design a quilt that reminds me of a warm day on a California beach. I set half square triangle blocks in a fishhook pattern, randomly mixing the different shades of blue and gold together.

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