When we first moved to Oregon 11 years ago (has it been that long!) one of the first phrases that struck us as “oh so local” was “THE MOUNTAIN IS OUT”. When Mt. Hood decides to reveal herself it is never subtle.
This dormant volcano with her “hood” of white is a sight to behold. No matter how many times we catch a glimpse of her through the haze or shining like a beckon as she was today…it is truly a GENUINE HONOR!! I took this shot moving, through the window as we crossed one of the many bridges coming back home from wine tasting
Steve and I had a glorious weekend and spring has arrived with a bang! It was in the mid 70’s (almost 80 today) and the air was filled the song of bare naked infant birdlings in their nests begging for their meal..I LOVE spring!!!
Above you see our rhododendron in full bloom!! Our vet tech Marion, gave us this rhodie from her garden about a week after Magenta was born. She saved Magenta’s life after C section. This shrub was moved outside my studio window right after we lost Magenta last year suddenly. I wanted it closer to me and it is blooming like crazy. I feel like my little “Yettie” is beaming back at me every time I look out that window. Wow…can’t hold back the tears when I think of her. Sigh! This is Lillian giving me lots of kisses. She wanted in the act!
And then there is “Barkleigh the stray cat”..remember him. He has a tag and a collar but no other ID..other than “My name is Barkleigh” We hadnt’ seen him for MONTHS!! Well as we were getting ready to go on our Saturday drive to the wineries…Steve opened the car to put something in the back seat here is Barkleigh..sitting on my black sweater in a car terrarium coma. He had gotten in through the sun roof and was quite content.
I love that cat…I spent an hour photographing him…more to come. He is a dear cat with a great sense of humor. We need to make sure that sunroof is always closed….geesh!
This is certainly one of the best ways to spend a weekend day in Oregon! We have one of the most beautiful wine regions in the U.S. and one of our fave stops is SCOTT PAUL WINERY. This is one of many fun pix I took on our Saturday drive
FROM THE SCOTT PAUL WEBSITE
“Scott Paul Wines is an artisanal producer of Willamette Valley, Oregon Pinot Noir, based in historic, downtown Carlton. We also import wine directly from small family producers in Burgundy, France and offer select Burgundies alongside our Oregon Pinots in our tasting room.”
FROM THE SCOTT PAUL WEBSITE
What’s the deal with the rabbit? Our logo is inspired by a special painting… a painting that seemed to “choose” us. It was in Los Angeles in 1998, when the very first seeds of our desire to make wine were germinating.
At that time, Scott was working with three partners in a firm that consulted all of the major record labels, doing marketing and promotion projects for everyone from the Beatles to Britney Spears. It was a lot of fun for a long time, but it ceased being fun when rampant consolidation engulfed the music and broadcasting industries in the mid 90s. READ MORE HERE
A fave quilt barn on the way to Carlton
Loved this red roof
And another photo of my girls and the Rhodie
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love weekends like this…AND I updated the look of GRAFFITI GOSSIP too!! Hope you like the layout. Be sure to click on HOME to see the blog in it’s entirety. I am still adding features but it will be done by week’s end. New jewelry coming this week too.. Woo Hoo!!