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Saturday, July 03, 2010

A Day With My Patty
Once in a while we are blessed with a day so special that the memories will linger for a long-long time.
Yesterday was such a day for me. My oldest daughter Patty and I spent eleven and a half hours just having fun. First we drove out to the country where her sister works at their father's business. We said our hello's and visited a short time then drove up the Mt. Baker highway to an altitude of 1504' to Bearpaw mountain to see Nooksack Falls which drops 88' into a deep, rocky canyon. There is actually a mist all over the surrounding area which I tried to eliminate to make the pictures sharper.
Nooksack Falls was featured in the hunting scene of the movie, The Deer Hunter.
(enlarge these pictures for best viewing)
This peaceful creek is on the Wells Creek Road which takes us to the falls.
This view is just above the falls where the water is absolutely roaring. I did a small video clip just so I could get the sound. It is awesome.

This is the top of the falls. I couldn't get a good picture of the entire falls. The thundering of the falls was unbelievable. Just imagine the thousands of pounds of water pushing this.
Here is some of it. There is a good fence surrounding the area. Unfortunately not everyone will stay on the proper side of it and several people have fallen to their death here. The lovely green moss is covered in a slime making this a treacherous area

This was taken below the falls. Notice the heavy moss all over.
You didn't think I could do a post without a posy did you? LOL I don't know what this one is but it was growing all over at the falls area.


We stopped at a Nina's, a quaint little country cafe for lunch and heard another kind of roar. There were about three tables pushed together to make a long one and seated around it were several farmers and oh boy did they ever talk up a storm. And they say women are talkers? Ha! I had to remove my hearing aid!
I had fish and chips and a nice green salad.
When we left the cafe we drove the short distance to my sister Bonnie's house and visited with her for a while. She is making Indian flutes and is making one for me and our sister Barb. Bonnie is so talented it's incredible. She has been working with wood and most recently flutes have captured her fancy. I'm excited to get mine.
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The picture above tickles me. By the time we left my sisters, a nearby farmer had decided to spray fertilizer on his field. If you have never been close by when that is taking place consider yourself blessed. Patty tried to hide her nose from it. LOL!!!
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When we got home it was sometime after 9 pm, and I gave Patty her first oil painting lesson. I'll post photos of that later.
It was a day to remember and I am still feeling the glow from it.
Thank you Patty for blessing me in such a wonderful way.
You are a true treasure.
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22 Comments:

Blogger Lois Evensen said...

What beautiful images. I found your blog by following a link from Crafty Passions. I'm so glad I did. :)

Very best,
Lois

7/04/2010  
Anonymous Patty-Jo said...

it was a wonderful day Mom. Thank you.

7/04/2010  
OpenID simplydave said...

Another wonderful set of pics, Bev. You had a wonderful day. Praise God for Tori's healing!

Hope you have great 4th of July.

7/04/2010  
Blogger Angela said...

Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a Happy 4th!

I love the pictures you took of the water fall! It reminds me just a little of the Blackwater Falls in West Virginia in the one picture. There is something about the sound of waterfalls that just draws you to them. I just love it. I too had to take a little video of the Blackwater Falls when we were there so I could hear it too.

Hope you are having a Wonderful July 4th too!

Hugs,
Angela

7/04/2010  
Anonymous Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

The Falls are beautiful! I always enjoy your pictures and reading about your adventures.

7/04/2010  
Anonymous Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Just breathtaking!!!
Wow you have gorgeous country out there!
A day with a daughter's undivided attention is the best!!
Happy 4th to you and your family
Diane

7/04/2010  
Anonymous Whidbey Woman said...

Such a nice day. Love your photos. The last one is hilarious. I thought at first you had encountered a skunk. Fields of fertilizer are nearly as bad!
Happy 4th of July and thanks for visiting my blog again.

7/04/2010  
Blogger Baba said...

Wow.. these pictures are great... I love the sight and sound of water.. whether it be from the ocean or water falls in the mountains.I wish you had shared the video of the falls with us.

I had a good day with friends for dinner and fireworks tonight..hugs,
Baba

7/04/2010  
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7/04/2010  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

It looks like you had a perfect holiday weekend. Your photographs are excellent and one can almost hear the water and smell the fresh air just looking at them.

7/05/2010  
Blogger √ Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh my. And the worst smell is hog manure but all of it smells bad when the wind is blowing in your direction. That is a neat shot.

7/05/2010  
Blogger ChrisJ said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog about Vertigo. if you email me at I will tell you my tale of woe. Your photographs are wonderful and I love the background to your blo.

7/05/2010  
Blogger ChrisJ said...

OH, I see blogger does not allow email addresses. I'll have to try another way round to get to you.

7/05/2010  
Blogger The Old Gray Mare said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

We have the Cumberland Falls in KY and if you go at the right times, you can see a "moonbow".

We've were also able to visit Niagra Falls once. I think the word awesome is overused, but that's the only word to describe it.

Oh, I know the smell of fertilizer, both manmade & natural. Phew!

7/06/2010  
Blogger linda may said...

I love looking at the natural bush and being in it too. Thanks for sharing Bev. And yes I do know that smell, unfortunately. Hahaha.

7/06/2010  
Anonymous Patty-Jo said...

Your posy is called Cornus canadensis, or Bunchberry, or Creeping Dogwood. It's a native plant that gets clusters of edible red berries. It's used as a ground cover and some people make jam out of the berries. Want to go pick some later this summer and give it a try?

7/08/2010  
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7/08/2010  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful place to be. Love fish & chips.
I just passed an award to you. You can see it here:
http://athomeinscottsdale.blogspot.com/
Have a great weekend.
Charlotte

7/09/2010  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I've just read your last post and I'm so glad to hear little Tori is well and happy now.

What a lovely day you had with your daughter. I love waterfalls...the power in them is amazing. But the beauty of waterfalls is all that lifegiving water running downstream to slake the thirst of the Earth and he inhabitants.

Great post, MM

7/10/2010  
Blogger PEA said...

Sounds like it was a perfect day:-) I love walking in trails like that and the falls are just gorgeous. When you mentioned how loud the roar was, I wish you could hear the Niagara falls, they're deafening!! I so enjoyed looking at all of your pictures and I giggled at the one of your daughter holding her shirt to her nose because of the smell...I do exactly the same thing whenever we pass farmer's fields that have just put their fertilizer in! lol I hope you can have more perfect days like that:-) xoxo

7/11/2010  
Blogger Walter Jeffries said...

Those are splendid falls. I feel cool air just looking at them.

7/12/2010  
Blogger Kerri said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful day and your beautiful images with us. I'm so glad you had this precious time together, creating such happy memories.
PTL that little Tori is home and doing better. Poor little sweetheart...that was a lot for a little one to endure.
This is the 3rd summer for my Joan Senior daylily. It's a passalong from my friend, Marie, and was a good sized clump, but it's been a remarkably fast grower. I gave it plenty of compost in the planting hole and have added a little each summer, but nothing else. The lilies love compost and plenty of water.
Deadheading won't make it rebloom, unfortunately. Once all the buds have opened on the scapes the blooms will be finished until next year.
Most of my purchased daylilies have taken at least 3 years to reach a good size and produce more than a few blooms.

7/20/2010  

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