Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Gap

It has been a long time since I posted on this blog. August! What has happened since then - where have my travels lead me? To an internal place for sure as I move through changes in my life.

In August, I went to Winnipeg for my daughter's birthday (yahoo for money cakes!). September I went to Creston for the Fall Fair (cooler than you might imagine). And in October, I was off to Lethbridge for Thanksgiving at the 3rd Annual Euchre Tournament.

Here is some of the Gap in pictures. The garden was a happy place this summer, with all the sunshine. Through a dizzying number of trips to the various greenhouses, I ended up with 14 tomato plants, a bit excessive for one person. On the other hand, it was great year for tomatoes.

Here's one harvest day:

In this picture are Golden Pear, Romas, San Marzano, and my favourite - Grape, which are very full of flavour.

The strawberries struggled to start - I planted 10 plants in two containers, and two plants survived. They grew with the heat of the summer, lots of green leaves, but the fruit didn't come until September. Here was my breakfast on September 16th... The plants were mostly unharmed by the frosts, and are still blooming!

Today's soup had carrots straight from the garden. Yum!

September was a delight of warm weather. Unfortunately, the week before we went to Lethbridge, the weather turned nasty. Apparently, it was a Canada phenomenon. The temperature was suddenly cold, and with precipitation, it meant that there would be snow over the passes. So the rush was on for snow tires.

It did offer photographic moments...

The Rocky Mountains

On the way home - Crowsnest Pass

The temperature, thankfully, has risen, so now the trees are changing colours in all their glory. The fall clouds are dancing around; I am not finding this amusing. I am leaving on a plane in 6 days from Castlegar (nicknamed Cancelgar for its reputation of changes in flights when the clouds get socked into the valley).... TBC

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