What can I say? Didn't get much sewing done-- I had a group of friends come up to the cabin last week and we were hiking every day... They aren't quilters (imagine that?! non-quilter friends!) so I wasn't able to sew.
I did finish another one of these darling baskets on the drive up to the cabin!
Before my friends arrived, my husband and I went on a hike with the Deschutes Land Trust organization and it was phenomenal. We were treated to a history lesson about the area. I hadn't known there were people living in the hills, miles from others, doing mill work. There was evidence of these sites...dating back to the early 1920s. Here is a pile of rusted metal cans, all of which are identifiable if you look closely! There was also a cup and plate!
My inclination would be to clean up the area but historians are adamant that it remain intact to tell the story from about a hundred years ago!
Then there are the gorgeous fall colors in Central Oregon.
This one was from the hike, in the hills outside Bend. The next one is from the area by our cabin near Sunriver.
I'm sure all the leaves will be gone in a matter of days... I love the fall colors!
Here are some nature shots taken during the hikes with my friends.
This was taken during a hike around Sparks Lake. You can see the South Sister to the left and Broken Top to the right. This is my favorite area of the Cascades. The road is closed between November and May because of all the snow. I hiked between those two mountains earlier this summer to Green Lakes. This hike was a lot easier! ;-)
Then we went to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This area was formed thousands of years ago by volcanic activity. The lake in the distance is Paulina Lake, which my husband and I hiked around a couple of weeks ago.
We also hiked up to the Obsidian Peak. Have you heard of that rock? It's a very sharp, shiny black rock from volcanoes. This is one example. I think it looks other-worldy, if you get what I mean.
This is that mountain from Paulina Lake. It's quite a huge mass of rock just like the picture above.
Hopefully I'll be getting more sewing done!