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The Painted Hills....and more

I recently spent an evening with the Cascade Center of Photography out of Bend, Oregon doing some photography in the Painted Hills Unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. 291 more words



A word to conjure up mid-summer evenings and long treks home from the public outdoor swim pool at dusk, barefoot. It drags up all the sidewalk cracks filled with tar and little weeds; some bitty flowers, some tender green shoots and faded bubble gum wrappers softened and melted in the endless sun. 1,402 more words


The Life and History of Crane Hot Springs in Oregon

Amidst the sage brush, the area surrounding Crane, Oregon, and Burns, Oregon, was originally home to three natural hot springs. European settlers used the hot springs for laundering their clothes (amongst other things) in the early 1900’s, stringing their garments along the springs so the water and breezy desert air could do double duty on their clothing. 331 more words

Crystal Crane

30,000 Miles and Counting

It’s been a whirlwind year to say the least! 

When I left Kansas City, I had done only 11,000 miles on my car in a year and a half, which still basically breaks my heart. 874 more words


Pendleton Woolen Mills

For many years, I’ve promised myself a stop at the Pendleton Woolen Mill in eastern  Oregon. Pendleton wool has always been held in high regard by my family, probably because of my mom being from Salem where their first retail store was located. 378 more words

Welcome! The Prairie Rose Guesthouse- A Great Way to Get Away!

         The Prairie Rose Guesthouse  is a vacation rental and event venue located in historic Prairie City,  in rural Eastern Oregon. The Prairie Rose Guesthouse was built in 1889, and is one of the oldest homes in Prairie City. 271 more words