Monday, 20 October 2008

A WONDERLAND IN WORDS

Hello from Agassiz, an hour and a half east of Vancouver, where Kathy-from-gardening's parents live. I am writing this on their computer as they don't have wifi and I can't upload my photos so I will have to paint word pictures instead......

Trees nearly as tall as mountains, in every shade of green as well as all the autumn colours....
Even the squirrels are multi-coloured - some black, some grey and the local ones which are brown.....
Mountains soaring above the clouds, their peaks iced with galciers and snow all year round...
I have seen raccoons and walked within a metre of them...
And the sea is everywhere, just like in the phptos of Seattle that I posted yesterday....
The rivers...dotted with logs being brought downstream ..... bordered with forests and mountains ... and driven over across a green bridge that seemed to arch straight up to the top of the mountains before curving gracefully back down to the shore.
Winter ski resorts towering above the Vancouver skyline.....I wonder how anyone ever gets any work done for looking in awe at those mountains.....
Stories of local goat farmers and cheesemakers, of beans picked fresh from the garden for our dinner, local markets and walks through the forest to visit friends.....
Stories of a violent storm that brought down 400 year old trees, and swept the car of a friend off the road and over a cliff.....
And people with a conscience who seek the ethical, the real and the local and whose garden I will drool over tomorrow when it is light.....while I sit inside alone at some ungodly hour and drink my all milk coffee!
And a guest room made for royalty......
Plus 3 more days to enjoy all this.....
And to post with no photos on this lovely old keyboard, in the room next to my bedroom, wondering again how I got to be so lucky!
And wonder again why blogger puts funny spacing between the lines sometimes!

6 comments:

Inanna said...

Sounds LOVELY! I so miss British Columbia. I can't find you on the map, though. Can you give me some idea of nearby/larger towns? Would love to find you!

Kate said...

Hi inanna, it is near Chilliwak...I think that is how it is spelt!

Inanna said...

Found you! Aaaah, how wonderful it must be there this time of year!!

Ian said...

Hi Kate,

Wonderful words instead of wonderful photos. I read your piece and was right there in Agassiz with you...
Thanks.

Gavin said...

Sounds like a beautiful place to visit. Not long now until you drop by my place Kate. I have take one days annual leave, just for the occasion. Kim is so looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

Gav

Pattie Baker said...

Kate: Sounds great! I think we're due for an update from Roger and the garden back home!