Friday, August 20, 2010

The smoky rockies and Winlaw

Because of the forest fires in BC, we hardly saw anything on our drive through the icefield highway...

À cause des feux de forêt en Colombie-Britannique, nous n'avons pas vu grand chose en conduisant sur l'autoroute des champs de glace...

:: Mt. Robson ::

:: Everything pretty much looked like that... ::
:: Tout avait pas mal l'air de ceci... ::

:: We sure saw lots of bugs though! ::
:: Nous avons vu pas mal de bibittes par contre! ::

:: A beach near Revelstoke ::
:: Une plage près de Revelstoke ::

:: Looking at maps with papa ::
:: Regarder des cartes routières avec papa ::

We came all the way down here to see some good friends (instead of cutting through Edmonton) who lives in Winlaw. It was so good to connect with them. And they truly found their little paradise.

Nous sommes venus jusque dans le sud de la C.-B. pour visiter de bons amis (au lieu de couper par Edmonton) qui habite à Winlaw, dans la vallée de la Slocan (à 45 au N-O de Nelson). Ce fut vraiment très agréable de les voir. Et ils ont vraiment trouvé leur petit coin de paradis.

:: Chris's dad was visiting from Germany and it was a real treat to spend some time with this fascinating man ::
:: Le père de Chris était en visite de l'Allemagne et ce fut un réel plaisir de passer du temps avec cet homme fascinant ::

:: Their backyard ::
:: Leur cour arrière ::

:: And the kids had such a good time together: this photo totally captures the essence of joy that was emanating from their play (click to enlarge). They were free and happy. ::
:: Et les enfants ont passé des moments incroyables ensemble : cette photo capture totalement l'essence de la joie qui émanait de leur jeu (cliquez dessus pour l'agrandir).Ils étaient libres et heureux. ::

:: And what to say about Winlaw beach? An incredible oasis of beauty and beautiful people ::
:: Et que dire de la plage de Winlaw? Un incroyable oasis de beauté et de belles personnes ::

We also came down here to visit with Kathy and Craig (and their beautiful children). I have started reading Kathy's blog 3 years ago and we have connected through the Waldorf forum. Kathy is also an amazing spinner from whom I bought wool on some occasions (she also makes the most beautiful dresses!). It was wonderful to meet with her and her family. She has such a magnetic energy. I feel totally in love with her!

Nous sommes aussi venus jusqu'ici pour rencontrer Kathy et Craig (et leur beaux enfants). J'ai commencé à lire le blogue de Kathy il y a 3 ans et nous avons connecté sur le forum Waldorf. Kathy est aussi une fileuse incroyable de qui j'ai acheté de la laine à quelques occasions (elle confectionne aussi de magnifiques robes). Ce fut incroyable de la rencontrer ainsi que sa famille. Elle a une énergie totalement magnétique. Je me sens vraiment connectée à elle!

Kathy lives in a beautiful stawbale house in Winlaw and I could totally see myself moving here! The community is amazing, alternative and open and the weather is gorgeous!

Kathy habite dans une superbe maison en balles de foin à Winlaw et je pourrais vraiment me voir déménager ici! La communauté est incroyable, alternative et ouverte et la température est magnifique!


Melissa said...

Catherine your photos are amazing! You are making me drool! hehe :) It must've been wonderful to meet an on line friend - I'm hoping to meet some of my new friends one day too! Hope you continue to enjoy your magical journey:) xxx

Anonymous said...

Miracle!!!!Ce matin depuis le début de votre aventure je vois enfin les photos,je susi trop contente.Quelle belle aventure;je pense souvent à vous.
Gros bisous cathie63

Catherine said...

Melissa, it is a bit of a weird feeling to meet someone you know so much about without having ever heard her voice... But it sure makes for instant connection!

onegoldensun said...

Ohhh, such beautiful photos! Especially the Winlaw beach one. It is a pleasure to join you on your wonderful adventures!

Tangerine Dreams said...

Catherine, might I just say the feelings are mutual! I have been gushing since our visit on how wonderful it was to meet you and how surreal it was because it was like seeing an old friend again. You and your whole family would be so welcomed and treasured in our community. Can't wait to see you again! Much love to you all! xoxoxo!

Francesca said...

What an amazing journey you and your family are taking this summer!

Tine said...

wow superbe Catherine.

J'aimerais t'envoyer un email en privé donc pourrais tu me donner ton adresse merci

Martine ou

Unknown said...

We have that little wagon that's in the photos the boys play with it every day.. lovely little cottage you stayed in.. you did a lot of miles,, my boys really dislike the car so we only get a couple of hours in then stay about a week minimum at each place and some more. As with sitting for school work girls can tolerate a lot more than boys. Beautiful photos Catherine.