Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

New Denver Farmer's Market

The New Denver Famer's Market is in full swing Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm.

 There is lots of fresh produce


(this women makes cool knitted hats)


and amazing the usual cast of wonderful New Denver people.

Monday, 14 July 2014

the Reading Centre

New Denver has a wonderful reading centre

located in the village's heritage building Knox Hall.

just walk around to the back

and down the steps. They have a surprisingly good collection for such a small venue AND they have library loan access.
If you look carefully you can make out "our library" on the door grill. Cool.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Roses and Lupines

June is a month for roses and lupines in New Denver. This fragrant rose bush is on my way as I walk the dog every morning. The smell going by it is heavenly (no wonder so many people claim that they smell roses when the see a Madonna apparition).

Lupines are a wild mountain flower that grows in abundance here. I brought fistfuls home to place in vases. They lack a scent but they sure are pretty. I was surprised to see pink lupines too.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Canada Day

In order to celebrate Canada Day in a small Canadian town (Silverton) you need a mountie in a scarlet tunic to lead the parade...
lots of kids
 Mayors (Bunka and Provan) serving as color guards
homegrown floats
a fancy vintage car or two
a proud display of emergency vehicles
and of course, a pipe band.
Be sure to wear proper attire!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The school

I live across from the Lucerne School in New Denver where grades 1-12 are taught. There are only about 100 students.

The kids are very lucky that their parents and community are very involved with their upbringing. This is the beautiful garden that is on the school grounds.

there is a greenhouse on the school property too.