Beyond the Waterfalls – Visiting Niagara Falls, USA

Cool off on a hot day as the wind sprays mist in your face. Feel the raw power reverberate through your body as millions of gallons of water flow by so close that you can practically touch it. Taste award winning wines and beers. Or walk in the footsteps of revolutionary war soldiers or escaping Civil War slaves. Visiting Niagara Falls in New York for a long weekend gave me all these sensory experiences and so much more.

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PhotoPOSTcard: The Classic View of Horseshoe Falls

This is the classic view you get of Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The majority of Horseshoe Falls lies in Canada, but with the erosion over the past 400 years since the falls were discovered by Europeans, a corner of Horseshoe falls now also sits on American soil. To get a wet and really up close perspective of these falls, you can take a boat ride from either country: the Maid of the Mist on the American side and Hornblower Niagara Cruises on the Canadian side.

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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PhotoPOSTcard: A Classic California Sunset

I love to watch sunrises and sunsets over water. But since I am not much of a morning person, sunsets on the west coast are my favorite. This one was especially dramatic as the tide was going out at Asilomar State Beach on the Monterrey Peninsula in California.  I was there for a quilting class with the Empty Spools Seminars program and the spectacular beach sunsets were a bonus.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

Expanding My Quilting Creativity With Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar, California

It’s important with any craft to continue to hone your skills. Whether its blogging, photography or quilting, I like to try classes that offer a different perspective. Not long ago, I took one of the quilting classes offered by Empty Spools Seminars at the Asilomar Conference Center situated on the beautiful ocean coast in Pacific Grove, California.

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips – A Colorful Collection of Longwood Gardens Spring Photos

For over twenty years, I have gone each spring to photograph the peak tulip displays at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Since I cannot go this year, I am consoling myself with all my Longwood Gardens spring photos. I am sharing some of my best to brighten up your spring day.

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