Thursday, May 26, 2011

communal gardening

This summer we are going to be a part of the Community Garden in the town core of Revelstoke. I applied for this project for Caleb and I to do together. So far it has been a great experience for the whole family. We had a start up garden party...this was to build some garden beds up with soil and to build some tomato fences, fix a brick wall and start our beds off with seeds for the communal areas. It was a beauty of a day and this project for Caleb and I turned out to be a family affair. Jeff met the kids and I at the plots and jumped right in with a fellow work mate to construct the tomato structure, Caleb dug right in there moving old bricks and delivering new bricks to where the broken garden wall was being re-constructed and little miss......well she does what she does by removing all shoes and excess clothing and digging in the dirt!

It was a lovely evening of family time mixed with meeting new people. Working with others for a common goal such as this communal garden has proven to be much more rewarding then expected.

These are the first few pictures of our communal plot many many more to come

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

another wonder.....

I love the newness that we are STILL experiencing here in Rev. We were invitede out to 12 mile for a beach I thought we have seen some beautiful sights but this was ....WOW! We drove 12 miles out Airport Rd into an area called the flats.

 It is pretty much the backside of Mt Begbie, it was crazy seeing these little kids running on the beach in shorts and tee-shirts, all while the mountain tops were covered with snow, it is a different sight for me to see. I will be heading to 12 mile again on the next warm sunny day as this area is covered in water by August....then some new sights will have to be found.

The spectacular raw nature was what captured my lens this day and the most enjoyable part was the walk along the long shore of the Columbia River. Having the availablility of wide open spaces for the kids to run freely is just one more reason our move here has made it worth my while. Here are some shots to share of our day!