I just got back form a short trip to Eastern Oregon. We went to see the Great Gray Owl. They are the one of the biggest owls out there. We have only managed to see one once before. We heard about owls nesting in a certain area in Oregon so thought we'd give it a try and see if we could see some. It was hard to get pictures since you needed to be there are sundown.
Here is the female sitting in the nesting box.
Here she is looking up a little more. At times you could see her moving around. We never saw the babies. Dave saw the male but I didn't as I had gone back to the car to warm up. It was really cold and wet.
With several days of rain we also went exploring in La Grande and Pendelton.
I found this Aboriginal fabric at a great quilt shop in Pendelton.
Of course I couldn't leave with just one fabric.
I am attracted to color and pattern and always hope what I bring home will go with some of the fabrics in my stash.
I found a couple bead stores too and came home with a couple treasures. The ones on the left are silver, the celtic knot is stone and the feathers were more like bone.
I also got to meet Betty Boop herself.
This boot was all mosaic and each side was different. I saw it on the street in Pendelton. There were other painted boots but I like this one best.
One side was the cowboy and the other the Native American representing the two cultures in Pendelton.
I love the look and color of this facade, the artist in me had to take a picture. Next I went to the Pendelton Woolen Mill but I'll save those pictures for next time.