Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room
The tasting room is housed in the former Rock Point Stage Station and the Rock Point Hotel. It was built in 1853 and had one of the first telegraph stations in the area.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Vines

Looks like a good year for wine!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Winery

Del Rio's winery is located in the red barn which previously housed Del Rio Orchard's pear packing facility.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Vineyard

Del Rio located just outside Gold Hill on the beautiful Rogue River is an estate vineyard and winery with over 210 acres of producing vines. Originally this property was a stage coach stop, transformed to a pear orchard in the 1920's and in the late 1990's became a vineyard. Thus preserving agriculture in the Rogue Valley. This site of primary southern facing slopes grows 13 different varietals. Many are sold to premium wineries in the state along with Del Rio's own estate wine that can be sampled in the Historical Stage Coach Hotel, built in 1864. Del Rio's winery is located in the red barn which previously housed Del Rio Orchard's pear packing facility.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inside the Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco is a spur that stretches one and a half miles off the Oregon Coast. At the end of it, Cape Blanco's lighthouse sits majestically on a 200 foot cliff. It is no wonder this lighthouse was among the first built along this coastline. Heavy wind and rain are common to this area, and the rocky terrain below is very sharp and dangerous. There have been a few shipwrecks in years past in the waters below. One such tragedy off these shores was the steamship "South Portland" that claimed the lives of 21 people on a trip to San Francisco in the early 1900s.

This Lighthouse lit its lamp on December 20th, 1870. The first principal keeper was H. B. Burnap. He and two of his assistants were responsible for the lighthouse. As the years drifted by, there were a number of keepers of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse - there were also a number of terrific stories. One such story details a submarine that sat off the coastline and launched a float plane that used the lighthouse as a navigation tool for bombing runs.

The spiral staircase was shipped to Oregon from San Francisco.

Monday, August 23, 2010


We took our guests to the coast last week. I finally got to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse when it was open. We did the tour and took photos.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Golden with Wide Angle Lens

We have company again so today was yet another visit to the ghost town of Golden.
Today I had the Canon 10-22 wide angle lens on the IR converted Canon camera.
I actually got a photo that was quite different than any I had taken before. I am pleased with it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Anyone for a Picnic?

The picnic area at Howard Prairie Lake, OR
Shot with an Infrared Converted Canon Camera

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What did you find?

These two little girls were so intent while playing in Howard Prairie Lake they never knew I was there!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Neon Smoothies~

Another from the Photo Walk on July 24

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rest a While

Grants Pass, OR Main Street

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dandy Scanography

I found these two dandelion puffs so I put them on the scanner. This is the result.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Harbeck House

Grants Pass, OR
One of the many restored historic district Buildings

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Farmer's Market Sunflowers

Grants Pass Farmer's Market
Kelby World Wide Photo Walk

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bears on Hogs

Bears on Hogs
Each summer Grants Pass has some kind of street art on display. This year it is "Bears on Hogs". The fiberglass bears and hogs are painted by local artists. These are HDR images.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cubist Cub

This photo was taken on the Kelby WW Photo Walk Grants Pass, Or

This bear was part of a group of sculptures which lined the streets of Grants Pass several years ago. Some were auctioned for charity and some were donated, some auctioned, and some stored in a warehouse for future use.

This Cubist Cub lives at the entrance to the Grants Pass Art Museum.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Up the Down Staircase

Photographed on the World Wide Photo Walk
Grants Passs, OR

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Across the Street

World Wide Photo Walk 2010
Grants Pass, OR