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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Rose

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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Rose

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”

“In Chihuly’s Garden” – Original Quilt Design

 

Detail view of front

Quilt Inspiration – I took inspiration for this quilt from the brightly colored spiky glass shapes Dale Chihuly uses in many of his installations, like his chandeliers.

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On the Trail of Dale Chihuly – a Day in Tacoma, Washington

This story won Finalist-  Destination Travel, Online Publication category in the 2017 North America Travel Journalists Association competition.

 

Most visitors to Seattle, Washington who want to see works by master glass artist Dale Chihuly would most likely visit the Chihuly Gardens at the base of the Space Needle.  But just 30 minutes to the south in Tacoma, Washington, you can also see a diverse series of his permanent art glass installations set in a variety of very distinct environments. Continue reading “On the Trail of Dale Chihuly – a Day in Tacoma, Washington”

PhotoPOSTcard: Seattle Skyline at Sunset

All great cities have iconic skylines and Seattle, Washington in the US is no exception. If you are lucky, you can get two icons in one photograph – THE mountain, Mt. Rainier, and the Seattle Spaceneedle.

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“Quilter on the Orient Express” Original Quilt Design

“Quilter on the Orient Express” – Original Quilt Design
Detail of “Quilter on the Orient Express” Quilt

Quilt Inspiration –  I wanted to commemorate our 30th wedding anniversary trip on the Orient Express from Venice to London with a special quilt. The quilt colors were taken from the colors of the Orient Express train line which are royal blue and gold. I felt that the intricate blue and gold paisley fabric represented well the luxury of the experience. The contrasting brown trim picks upon on all the beautiful detailed wood trim inside the train cars. I chose the envelopes block pattern for all the letters my husband and I used to write during the years we were apart before we were married.

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Rose