What a day yesterday was. While Rod and Phoenix were at the hill, Roman and I decided to take a walk by the river. We ended up spending most of our time throwing rocks in the river. In February!
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Got another week or so out of these beauties. I think this is one of my weaknesses – throwing out old plants and flowers. We still have our tomato plant on the back porch, although you can’t see it because it’s buried in the snow, and our front porch is decorated with old Snap Dragons and Petunias. They’re still good too.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE
10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
55 Park Ave (Airport) Fernie
Something for everyone! Perennials, house and bedding plants. Yards of material, antiques, lamps, pictures and household stuff! No resonable offer refused.
These pictures don’t do justice to the heavy winds we experienced on Thursday. It was the kind of wind that brings trees down…and takes our summer away.
Starting from the Harley Lake entrance (vs Island Lake) of Heiko’s Trail (a.k.a. Mountain Lakes Trail) we began our trek into the wilderness with the Bisaro Cave as our desired destination. Bisaro Cave is so hot this year. Everyone seems to be going. The hike is easy until you reach Jumping Waters waterfalls and then it’s mostly uphill with the use of many handy ladders and steps. When wet, the ladders, steps and mud can be very slippery and there’s not much stopping you from falling straight down (this is what I was thinking when I was hiking)…so caution is needed, or a friendly helping hand. Our destination did not disappoint. I tried to capture the size and chill of the cave via photograph, but I fear they don’t fully translate. You’ll just have to experience it yourself.
On Tuesday I dropped by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce and Information Centre along Hwy 3 and got a little tour of the Fernie Nature Centre. It has been there for over a year now but I had never made a trip to find out what’s actually in there. Well, let me now tell you : At Fernie Nature Centre you can find out about local birds, trees, minerals and rocks, fossils, plants and animals. A kids activity area is set up to get active and involved in the learning process. Learn about animal tracks, inspect specimens up close with magnifiers and watch videos at the “media centre”. There’s a lot going on in this room. To be quite honest, I am quite curious about the birds I see (thanks to living with Nate, a bird lover) and various trees I’m not too familiar with…and here is all the information I would need to identify them. HUN! Learning is cool.
The Fernie Nature Centre is operated by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce with support from public donations.