Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Going back.............

It all started with a bridal shower.

It was my cousin getting married to the above beautiful bachelorette. It's always a great day meeting up with extended family. Good times, good drink, and of course cake.

Next came the August long weekend and we headed out to Valemount, British Columbia where my Mom lives.

We had such a good time, it was just too short. There's always time though to go visit Joyce and her alpaca's.....how more sweet can these animals be?.......

Joyce has 22 alpaca at the moment with enough room to go up to 30. She had, I believe, most of them shorn this past spring so she has a bus load of fibre. Literally....

It's absolute heaven in that bus. You spinners know what I mean. It's wonderful talking with Joyce. One fibre addict to another. My Mom, DD, and DH sort of get it, and don't mind going to visit and look at fibre, but it's a real treat when you can have a conversation with someone else who's just obsessed as I am about fibre/spinning. Joyce was showing me a swatch she 3/plied with grey, cream, and black alpaca. I thought it looked gorgeous, and I wanted to post a picture of it knitted up....

Click on picture to embiggen it.

While out at the alpaca farm I managed to snag some dark grey which has minimal vm in it, and it's taunting me in my craft room right now. Don't know what I'm going to make with it yet. I'm just looking forward to spinning it after its cleaned and combed.

Our next jaunt out in Valemount is our favourite place by Kinbasket Lake. We follow along a logging road which winds around the lake. This picture is taken at the west end of Kinbasket, and eventually one day we'd like to canoe it.

Our resident rock thrower.....DH

Another spot which is always fun to check out is a pedestrian bridge which is over Swift Creek in George Hicks Park right in the town of Valemount.

This is a well known tourist stop to watch the salmon run which hasn't started yet....it'll be closer to the end of August when they reach this area. It's a lifetime experience. I've never seen so many fish in my life at one time. For me it was a little sad as you begin to think that all these fish are returning back to their birth place to spawn and eventually die. All for the sake of their natural instinct to make new life and start the cycle all over again.

So that's about it for now....gotta get supper going....tomorrow I'll post about my next knitting project which I had a great time working on while listening to some fantastic music at the Edmonton Folk Festival. I promise more fibre/knitting pictures.

Wishing you a great day!
DD, Me, Nana


Jody said...

Wow...I so envy you living out West...sigh. What great pics. It's wonderful that you are so close to your mom and daughter. I think you look like you have a very good life Charlene.

Robin said...

I'd love to get in that bus!!!!!! WOW! What a cute picture of the three of you. I love the picture of the nasturtiums. They're one of my favorites but for some reason I can't do anything with them - they just die. Do you put them in salads??