Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ashland, Oregon.


As many of you know my Hubby and I recently took a road trip to visit a few places in Southern Oregon. One of the places we stay was Ashland, Oregon. It is truly a beautiful little town and in a lovely location nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountain Ranges. We had been there once before, briefly, stopped to have dinner while on a road trip to California. We promised ourselves a return trip, so four years later here we are. The weather was perfect, the first real Summer days we have experienced this year, it was long over due. :)

Photo credit Graham Lewis

Our primary reason for staying in Ashland was to go to a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

For years people have told me how wonderful the Festival is but being a bit of a theatre snob, thinking that nothing in a back water in Oregon could come close to my precious West End I made excuses not to make the 5 hours drive to Ashland. But I couldn't have been more wrong. We went to see "The Merchant of Venice" on the Elizabethan Stage. It is an open air venue and as the sun set it truly became a magical experience. I was completely captivated by it all. I now can't wait to go back and see more.

Have a Magical Day :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

P.S. Don't die of shock people, no photos by me (He! He!)


Steph said...


reneek said...

What pretty scenery

Almost Precious said...

Theater al fresco can be an amazing experience and what a magnificent setting. I especially love the old Tudor style building, how incredibly charming. The mountain valley sort of reminds me of Ashville, North Carolina, lush with trees and rich with beauty.
Hope you have some photos of Ashland on your camera memory card. Hint, hint. ;)

Charlotte said...

I bet the play was amazing! I LOVE the first photo of the valley, so many layers and colours. Could almost be fall on the east coast not summer in Oregon, lol!

Periwinkle Paisley said...

I've heard Oregon's gorgeous, never been there.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

neat! i love outdoor theater. it's a best of both worlds kind of situation, i think. the photo really captures it. :)

Diana said...

Ah! I have to get to Oregon! I know I'm going to love it. I'll just want to sit in parks and forests all day.

Anonymous said...

Oregon looks beautiful! Great pics.