Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kelly Joe Phelps -- extraordinary Bluesman, Slide Guitarist[caption id="attachment_3489" align="alignright" width="300"] Kelly Joe Phelps[/caption] 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
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: October 11th, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_3468" align="alignright" width="216"] The beautiful Mountain Bluebird is on the festival's target list. Photo by David Hodkinson[/caption]
Mountain Bird Festival hosted by the Klamath Bird Observatory
Ashland, Oregon May 30 through June 1, 2014Mountain Bird festival offers 3 days of guided bird walks and keynote presentations with half-day and full-day field trips both Saturday and Sunday. Klamath Bird Observatory will host this community conservation event in the spring of 2014 in Ashland, Oregon. The festival combines a celebration of nature with the stewardship ethic needed to ensure thriving landscapes for humans and wildlife. Every person who participates in this festival will become a significant steward of the science that drives bird conservation. Extend your stay and enjoy more of Ashland and its surrounds: wineries, theaters, hiking, art galleries, restaurants. Follow this link for more information on the Klamath Bird Observatory's Mountain Bird Festival. The mountain birds of interest migrate through the Siskiyou and Cascade mountains, many viewing areas are easy driving distance from the town of Ashland, Oregon. The 'target' list includes: Redhead, Common Merganser, Mountain Quail, nesting Sandhill Cranes, nesting Osprey, Ferruginous Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, dancing Western and Clark’s Grebes, Wilson’s Snipe, Black Terns, Great Gray Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Vaux’s Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Prairie Falcon, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Williamson’s Sapsucker, White-headed Woodpecker, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Townsend’s Solitaire, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Vesper Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Lazuli Bunting.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: August 12th, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_3458" align="alignright" width="224"] Blink Charger in Ashland[/caption]
Blink Chargers for Electric Car DriversThere 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.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: July 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_3447" align="alignright" width="265"] Lavender Fields Forever Farm in the Applegate Valley[/caption] Instead of tending the inn's garden today, my friend Peggy enticed me out to play tourist in the and check out the lavender farms in the Applegate Valley area. Peggy has been anxious to pick lavender and replenish her dried flower arrangements. I have been wanting to familiarize myself with the farms and view the gardens. The Southern Oregon Lavender Trail Festival allowed us to indulge in our desires. Lavender farming is a relatively new thing in the area. Four farms are up and running; and there are 2 additional farms starting up in 2014. The two farms that most favorably impressed us were: Lavender Fields Forever and Applegate Valley Lavender Farm. Thankfully they are the ones closest to Jacksonville! I like the idea of giving people something else to do while wine tasting -- inserting a lavender farm or two between the tasting stops.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: July 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kenneth Frantz, presents his book Berkeley-Paris Express, Mon July 15 at Ashland Community Center, 7:30pm
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 23rd, 2013 | 0 Comments
Radio Golf, by August WilsonTo 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
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 20th, 2013 | 0 CommentsTHIS 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.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 19th, 2013 | 0 Comments[caption id="attachment_3419" align="alignright" width="236"] On Grizzly Peak, Siskiyou Onion[/caption]
Hiking Grizzly PeakOne 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.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: June 11th, 2013 | 0 CommentsMany 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.
Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 28th, 2013 | 1 Comments[caption id="attachment_3368" align="alignright" width="265"] An orange honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) vine found on the Jacksonville Woodlands Trail[/caption]