East Coast Meets West Coast – A Dale Chihuly Exhibit at New York’s Botanical Gardens

If you live within driving distance of New York city or are planning a trip before the end of October, I recommend a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the current exhibit by master glass artist Dale Chihuly in this beautiful garden setting. Continue reading “East Coast Meets West Coast – A Dale Chihuly Exhibit at New York’s Botanical Gardens”

Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It

The Great Camps in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York were the wilderness playgrounds for the wealthy and elite of the Gilded Age in the late 19th century. One such camp, Camp Sagamore, has been preserved and restored and the serene and secluded wilderness setting can be experienced much like its Vanderbilt owners did over a century ago. Continue reading “Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It”

PhotoPOSTcard: Moon Rise Reflection Over Sagamore Lake in the Adirondacks of New York

New York state’s Adirondack mountain region is dotted with lakes and thousands of acres of preserved recreational land. It became the playground of the rich and famous during America’s Gilded Age. For the Vanderbilt family, Lake Sagamore was their vast private retreat in the wilderness of this mountain region.

The full moon rise is partially hidden by the clouds. Photographing in black and white produces an eerie look that seems more appropriate for Halloween than early Sept.

 

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A Week at a Quiltworx Retreat in Kalispell, Montana

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to participate in a Quiltworx Retreat on Flathead Lake, Montana, near Kalispell.  It was a relaxing week with lots of instruction, lots of food and lots of sewing. Continue reading “A Week at a Quiltworx Retreat in Kalispell, Montana”

A Day In Waterton Lakes National Park – Where the Prairie Meets the Mountains

“The best care killing scenery on the continent” is what naturalist John Muir wrote about Glacier National Park in the US and the adjoining Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. A visit to Waterton Lakes NP is an easy day trip from the US side and provides a different perspective on the mountain scenery and lakes that straddle the border between the two countries. Continue reading “A Day In Waterton Lakes National Park – Where the Prairie Meets the Mountains”

Photo Essay: Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park

I think that the Going-to-the-Sun-Road in Glacier National Park, Montana passes through some of the most stunning scenery of any National Park in the US.  Here are 25 photos to inspire your next visit. Continue reading “Photo Essay: Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park”

PhotoPOSTcard: Sunrise Reflection Over the Swiftcurrent River

As the sun rises, it casts a golden glow on the high mountain peaks overlooking the Swiftcurrent River in Glacier National Park, Montana. A perfect example of why it is important to continue to protect the natural beauty of our National Parks and National Monuments.

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Unplugging in Stehekin – a North Cascades National Park Adventure

A six hour plane flight, a three hour car ride, and 2.5 hours on an express boat – that’s what it took to get away from it all in Stehekin, one of the most isolated communities in the North Cascades area of Washington state.  Continue reading “Unplugging in Stehekin – a North Cascades National Park Adventure”

PhotoPOSTcard: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Featured in the cult TV show “Twin Peaks”, the falls get about 2 million visitors a year. For most of the year, the water that feeds the falls is actually diverted to generate hydroelectricity, and then the water is released back into the river below the falls. Though even with only one percent of its water flowing, the 268 foot waterfall still produces a powerful plunge into the pool below.  The falls can be viewed form an Upper Park area with three different overlooks, or the Lower Park area, which is where this photo was taken.  If you are in the area, it is definitely worth a stop.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Mount Rainier Reflection

Mount Rainier looms over the Seattle horizon, looking as if the peak was close enough to touch, even though the national park is a two hour drive away. Mount Rainier National Park warrants a visit of a few days, but if you are short on time, then it can easily be visited as a day trip from the Seattle area. Like its neighbor to the southwest, Mount St Helens, Mount Rainier is also categorised as an active volcano. At 14,410 feet it is the tallest peak in the northwest’s Cascade mountain range, which also lays claim to having the largest glacier in the lower 48 states. Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: Mount Rainier Reflection”