Yesterday was a rather unsettled day, but we took our '47 Monarch out of the garage for a change...and only encountered one slight shower. When we decided to explore the developments on the eastern hillsides, we switched to a more reliable form of transportation...it's kind of nice to know you have power steering and reliable brakes on the mountain roads!
Our view from the front porch has been changing rapidly over the past few years, as the mountainside to the east is being developed. We noticed more trees coming down this summer...more roads going in...and more buildings going up, so we decided to take a closer look.
This is how it looked as we left the yard...where once there were only trees beyond the corn field, there are now large bare spots.
And this is what those 'bare spots' looked like from close up! I prefer trees...but when there is no room left in the valley, the people must move up.
On a clear day, there is a lovely view of our community...we picked out our farm below. Yesterday, however, there were storms rolling through...so the mountains a few miles away were in the clouds.
It would be quite tempting to buy a lot up here...especially if one liked golfing! Many of the lots back onto the Falls golf course...a championship 18-hole course which rises high above the valley floor and has been called one of Canada's "Top Ten Hidden Treasures" by the National Post. We stopped beside the road to take a picture of a black bear...but he ambled off into the woods before I got my shot. So if you like golfing...black bears...and waterfalls in your back yard...and a view of the farms on the valley floor...this may just be the place for you!
We enjoyed a gourmet BBQ at the home of friends last night...featuring BBQ'd pork tenderloin as well as a wonderful butter chicken dish...umpteen salads, delicious dessert and the best of company. It was meant to be an outdoor event to mark the end of summer...but the 'un-summerlike' weather forced us indoors where it was warm and cozy.
Today Ryder is spending some quality time with Grammy while his sisters are shopping for back-to-school clothes. He was in quite a hurry for them to be on their way...he rather likes having Grammy to himself on occasion. And so we will play cars, read books and eat popcorn twists...sounds like a fine way to spend Labour Day!