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Chanticleer Inn B&B Winter Garden


Lately, it’s looking a lot like winter at the inn. We had lots of snow yesterday that covered the Chanticleer Inn’s garden!

Here are some images:

Snow Covered Fern in the Chanticleer Inn's Shade Garden

Snow Covered Fern in the Chanticleer Inn’s Shade Garden

New Zealand Flax in the Chanticleer Inn's Side Yard

New Zealand Flax in the Chanticleer Inn’s Side Yard

 

 

Hawthorne Berries with 'Snowcaps" in the Front of the Chanticleer Inn

Hawthorne Berries with ‘Snowcaps” in the Front of the Chanticleer Inn

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December 7th, 2013

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Kelly Joe Phelps comes to Ashland!


Kelly Joe Phelps — extraordinary Bluesman, Slide Guitarist

Kelly Joe Phelps

Kelly Joe Phelps

A writer at the San Diego Troubadour described guitarist and songwriter Kelly Joe Phelps as, “The Phantom Monk Of Folk– Blues,” and rightly so.

Over the past 17 years of recording and touring, Phelps has been talked about as much for his passionate, spirit-driven, lone musical ways as for the inventiveness of his playing and singing.

Listen to a song and then you’ll know you have to come.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 • 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N. Mountain, Ashland

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October 22nd, 2013

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Blink Chargers in Ashland


Blink Charger in Ashland

Blink Charger in Ashland

Blink Chargers for Electric Car Drivers

There are two Blink Charger locations in Ashland’s parking lots.

  • 175 Hargadine St. in the parking structure near Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • 139 N. Pioneer St. in the parking lot between Pioneer and 1st St., enter from Lithia Way.

Of course, if you’re a guest at the Chanticleer Inn, you can get your ‘juice’ for free while you enjoy exploring Ashland and seeing plays.

 

 

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August 12th, 2013

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Play Reading of “Radio Golf” 6/24 Monday 7:00pm


Radio Golf, by August Wilson

To support Penumbra Theatre Company, OSF is producing a play reading of “Radio Golf”. The reading is directed by Penumbra’s artistic director Lou Bellamy.  Bellamy recently joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the 2013 season, and directed August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.

Penumbra was founded by Lou Bellamy in 1976, it is one of the nation’s largest and most significant African-American theater companies.

June 24, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Bowmer

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June 23rd, 2013

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Walk or bike Crater Lake E. Rim Dr. June 22 & 23


THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Crater Lake’s East Rim Drive Opens for Non-Motorized Recreation

June 22 and 23, 2013 East Rim Drive circling Crater Lake will be open to non-motorized traffic only.  Early snow melt allows the park to offer this rare opportunity to enjoy Crater Lake at a slower and quieter pace for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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June 20th, 2013

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Grizzly Peak: so many flowers and more to come!


On Grizzly Peak, Siskiyou Onion

On Grizzly Peak, Siskiyou Onion

Hiking Grizzly Peak

One of my all time favorite hikes is up on Grizzly Peak.  Northeast of Ashland, Grizzly Peak is the tallest peak viewable from the Chanticleer Inn.

This hike affords great sweeping views: From the car park view Mt. McLoughlin and on a clear day the peaks surrounding Crater Lake. Then from the trail, the entire Rogue and Bear Creek Valleys. Further west and south on the trail you can see Mt. Ashland, Emigrant Lake, Pilot Rock and Mt. Shasta.

The trail is about fairly easy, 5 miles round trip, some elevation gain but not at all difficult. Directions to the trail head.

The Flowers of Grizzly Peak are best part!

From spring to late summer, the flowers are too many to count and each kind is wonderful.  Trail runs through forest, meadows and rocky outcrops: each area is packed with a variety of flowers.  The blooms rotate through the entire season. One can hike Grizzly Peak every two weeks and see different bouquets.

Indian paintbrush Grizzly Peak

 

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June 19th, 2013

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Ashland’s B&B Network Video


Many of you might know that last year I was working on a video project for the Ashland’s Bed and Breakfast Network.  In June 2012, we obtained a grant from the City of Ashland to produce a travel video.  We are very pleased with the work JOMA films did for us!  Hope you enjoy.

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June 11th, 2013

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Wildflowers on Jacksonville Woodlands Trail


A Vine found on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail

An orange honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) vine found on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail

A Day Trip on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail

Yesterday, friends and I spent an afternoon in Jacksonville.  This is my first time exploring the Jacksonville Woodlands trail system — loved it!

Jacksonville, a darling historic town, is less than 30 minutes from Ashland.  Each time I visit it seems to get better.

The shops are fun to poke around in, but in deference to my [male] friend, instead of antique, toy, and cooking shops, we went for a quick hike through the Jacksonville Woodlands trail system.

The trails switch back and forth above the Britt Festival.  Any number of trail heads are easily accessed near downtown. The hillside is full of native Madrones, Oaks, and lots of little native wildflowers. Spring is the best time to see the wildflowers. The trail is well shaded and would be a great respite from the summer heat.

On the Jacksonville Woodlands trail a Triteleia ixioide in the Lily family, its common names are Golden Brodiaea and Pretty Face.

Triteleia ixioide in the Lily family, its common names are Golden Brodiaea and Pretty Face.

Increasingly there are wine tasting rooms cropping up in downtown proper … recommended by many is Quady North on California St.

One of my favorite eateries is C St. Bistro (closed Sundays).

 

 

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May 28th, 2013

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Shade Garden, it is finally flourishing


Shade Garden sans Deer!

Shade Garden behind the Jardin room

Shade Garden with hostas and ferns behind the Jardin room

This is the third growing season without constant deer predation, finally the shade garden plants are bravely leafing out!

In the past the poor hosta never had two leaves at a time, the deer nibbled the leaves off as fast as the hosta would produce them.  I always had a vision of what this section of the garden would look like and now it’s beginning to come to fruition (or is that leaftion?)

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May 21st, 2013

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In Chautauqua Square, not your usual street dudes!


Ashland’s Chautauqua Square on the corner of Main and Pioneer was abuzz with a different and refreshing look this afternoon.

A gang of tuxedo’ed young men were rambunctiously and cheerfully hanging out late this afternoon in Chautauqua Square –  displacing the usual scruffy panhandling denizens.

Groomsmen hanging out on the Chautauqua Square

Groomsmen hanging out on the Chautauqua Square

While walking by, I complimented them on their “upgraded” look.  One apparently felt obligated to panhandle and asked if he could bum a cigarette.  They all happily lined up for me to take their photo!

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May 12th, 2013

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