Crooked River

 

Crooked River

The Crooked River, part of the Smith Rock State Park, is well known for its year-round hiking opportunities along the valley floor.  The 300 foot cliffs that surround it attract rock climbers form around the world.

 

Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas

 

Best Wishes for a

Happy Christmas

1907 – From the collection of Gabriella Oldham

Mount Hood from the Hood River Valley

 

Mount Hood

from the Hood River Valley

 

California poppies in Oregon’s Hood River Valley provide a contrast to the snowy peak of Mount Hood, where swarms of small earthquakes occur each year — generally 3.5 miles below the volcano’s south slope.

The Hood River Valley is a large area of fruit growers – from berries, apples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots and more.

Baby Photo

 

Very cute photo from a Postcrossing pal in Germany.

Tibetan Rugs

 

Tibetan Rugs

Gyarum (‘foreign’ rug), early twentieth century.

Cotton weft, cotton warp, analine dyes.  The Collection of the Newark Museum.

Beautiful rug from a Postcrossing pal

 

 

 

Christmas Greetings

 

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings (early 20th Century).  From the collection of Gabriella Oldham.

Mount Baker

 

Mount Baker

Mount Baker towers above a summer meadow of lupine and bistort in Washinton’s Mount Baker Wilderness Area.  In the winter of 1998, the precipice – called “white steep mountain” by the Nooksak tribe – was covered by a world-record snowfall.

 

 

Mount Rainier

 

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, which last erupted 150 years ago, today poses a threat to inhabitants and properties in surrounding areas of Washington.  If the volcano were to erupt, the damage from the melted snow and ice containedin its twenty-six glaciers would be immeasurable.

 

 

Deschutes River, Oregon

 

Oregon – Deschutes River

Shown in all seasons as it winds its way through the high desert.

 

Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna

Nicholas II & Alexandra Feodorovna

Amazing robes – what intricate work!

From a Postcrossing pal

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