New-born lamb at Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Andriana Puchany. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/22/14.
Yosemite National Park
National Park Service: Yosemite National Park
The Teton Range glow orange after a fresh coat of snow. Robert Buman captured this gorgeous photo just before sunrise at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/21/14.
Grand Teton National Park
National Park Service: Grand Teton National Park
May 1920. Yosemite National Park. “Prize Cup, Fourth Annual AAA Economy Run, Los Angeles to Camp Curry.” An early test of fuel efficiency sponsored by Standard Oil of California. Originally from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, acquired and scanned by Shorpy Historical Photos.
Shorpy Historical Photos: L.A. To Yosemite: 1920
Mount Rainier National Park has 260 miles of maintained trails. How else could you see all of this beauty? Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/20/14.
Sept. 26, 1921. Fordson was a brand of tractors developed by Henry Ford using the same technology as the Model T. A photo in the Washington Star identifies this young lady as “Miss Myrtle Lewton of Takoma, Md., Golden Eagle Girl Scout who received her decoration from the Queen of Belgium.” National Photo Company glass negative, from Shorpy Historical Photos.
Wikipedia: Fordson Tractor
Shorpy: Golden Eagle 1921
I freaked out last weekend after selling several cheese boards … and I had to make more for our next big event.
Well, I call them cheese boards. You may think they’re perfect cutting boards for your small kitchen, RV, for cutting a sandwich, or whatever. To each his own. I’ll keep making them as long as people like them!
Today, Mrs. M’s Handmade is at the Thousand Oaks Street Fair. Come see us … and you’ll get to see these boards, up close and personal.
I’m working with some new woods here … and trying some new techniques in the shop, too. Please share your thoughts; would love to hear what you think of these new boards.
Black Walnut, edge grain. 11-1/2″ x 12″ x 1-1/8″.
Black walnut, end grain. 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ x 1″.
Black Walnut, Hard Maple & Cherry. 11″ x 8″ x 1″.
The Alien Board. Honey Locust & Hickory end grain. 11″ x 8″.
Velda’s favorite. Black Walnut, Teak and Curly Maple edge grain. 11″ x 9″ x 1″.
Black Walnut, Curly Maple and Yellowheart edge grain. 10″ x 7″ x 1″.
The candy corn boards. Black Walnut, Yellowheart, Padauk and Hard Maple. 11″ x 8″ x 1″.
Black Walnut, White Oak, Honey Locust, and Hard Maple edge grain. 11-1/2″ x 12″ x 1″.
Hard Maple, Cherry & Walnut edge grain. 12″ x 12″ x 1-1/2″.
Black Walnut, Cherry, Hard Maple & Yellowheart edge grain. 12″ x 12″ x 1-1/2″.
Curly Maple, Teak, Black Walnut and Yellowheart edge grain. 12″ x 11-1/2″ x 1-1/8″.
Black Walnut, White Oak and Hickory end grain. Two are 11″ x 9″ x 1-1/8″. The third board is 10″ x 8″ x 1-1/8″.
Detail of “the Santa board,” as Velda calls it. I love the cross species synchronicity, as the Hickory aligns perfectly with the White Oak.
Hickory end grain. 10″ x 10″ x 1-1/8″.
The Trouble With Success
Cheese Boards That Think That They Are Cutting Boards
Cheese & Cracker Servers
The monolith under a colorful sky, reflected onto the granite uplift that is Half Dome. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/17/14.
Half Dome. Yosemite National Park. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 10/17/14.
Beauty found in tragedy:
While no one really knows the origin of the Whiskeytown name, local folklore tells of a miner by the name of Billie Peterson who had a mishap in the 1850’s. While hauling supplies back to his mine, the pack on his mule’s back came loose and a whiskey barrel went tumbling down the hillside, breaking on the rocks below and spilling its contents into the creek. From this christening came the name Whiskey Creek, and the small settlement that established itself next to the waterway became known as Whiskeytown.
Known for the sapphire-blue waters of its lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Northern California has more to offer visitors. This 39,000-acre recreation area is also home to pristine mountains, 70 miles of hiking trails and stunning waterfalls — like Boulder Creek Falls pictured here. Photo by Jesse Barden. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 10/14/14.
I admit it: I’m a sucker for a star filter. But the photograph is spectacular, yes?
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area