Friday, August 09, 2013

Traveling in July

 blakiston falls, in the waterton peace park. These falls are bit of a drive and a short hike to see them.  Was well worth the hike.
 Cameron Falls just a short way from the Waterton Village.  Very impressive water falls.
 We pulled off the road for a coffee stop and found these amazing lilies right at the road side.  I believe this was near Golden, B.C., on our way out to Saskatchewan.
 I found Lucky at a gift shop, by Fort Steele where we had a lunch stop on our way back home.  Lucky is posing on the picnic table at our first campsite, just out of Waterton park.  We did a walk on the hilltop here where all the wild flowers are growing.  The grasslands are protected in this area and in the park.  Was quite windy in the afternoon when we were walking.  The wind dies down at night.
 Red Rock Canyon in the Waterton peace park.
 A field of wild flowers with a mountain backdrop.  This was a very good camping trip.  Thank you Fran, Dan and Carol for hosting us in your homes.  Was good to see everyone.
My  rechargeable batteries in my cordless Yardworks 14 in lawn mower died.  Pat took the hood off (he had to file through a bolt to get it out) and took out the batteries.  We picked up the new ones today, he put them in and sharpened the blade.  My mower now runs beautifully.  Tomorrow there will be lawn moving!  Thanks Pat, great job!  We have had this mower for about 4 years and this is the first battery replacement. 
The garden is all really dry, even the cutting garden where we have been watering a bit.  I have done a bit of dead heading of perennials, but will do more clean up when it is not so hot out.;  Temperatures in the high 20s which seems really warm to me.  I should hate to be in the southern US where they are roasting in high 90s and above 100s with forest or grass fires thrown into the mix.  We really are fortunate to live here.
The yellow plums are ready.  We have been eating them for the past week.  They are delicious!

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