fall

I love the trees in the fall. Our beautiful Elk Valley has wonderful colours leaning towards the yellow of cottonwoods, aspens and poplar and the golden needles of the tamaracks.

Some of the most stunning fall colours are found in Eastern Canada and the New England states. The Laurentians with its hardwood trees turning brilliant reds and oranges mixing with the yellow and green make it a breathtaking experience. At the bottom of the Laurentians is Montreal.

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As summer transitions into autumn and the larch fade to pale green then to gold, it’s almost impossible not to think about change. And, when you live in a community you love it is a constant lingering consideration, perhaps not in the forefront, but in the background. 

They’re wrong… it’s not… don’t listen… to whom? Those glass-half-full people who have gleefully been telling you since June 21 that ‘the days are getting shorter’ and now that September has arrived, ‘summer’s over.’

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Time: 
10:00am - 2:00pm

Wildsight Elk Valley is once again hosting the Fernie Fall Fair and we’re celebrating with a festival that is as unique as our community! The Fernie Fall Fair is a grassroots public event that encourages people to bridge rural and urban living through enjoying locally grown food.

What have you planted in your parenting garden lately? Did you sow anything to keep your family nourished in the days ahead? Sometimes it’s only when the weeks are cold and the cellar is empty that we stop to reflect on the fact that we never gathered any nuts when it was still possible. That’s an awfully sad situation to be in. 

Every fall our garden grows out of a hope that when you plant a seed in the spring, it will be a mature plant at harvest time. The pulling up of carrots, the canning of beans, the dicing of tomatoes—these things are the symbolic closing of the backyard gardener’s loop as it passes through hope, nurture, harvest, and enjoyment.

One of the celebrated things about Fernie is its pronounced seasons, each holding a special place in our hearts.

Gold: 
Summer
Silver: 
Winter
Bronze: 
Fall

Spring

Now that our summer is winding down, and we start to bring a summer of outside music indoors, here are a few of the things we have to look forward to this month. It starts with banjo and ends with banjo, and there’s all kinds of other music to fill in the between.

Seasons are on the move. And with them come a whole host of changes, many of which shock you like hail in the face and leave you wondering where that Indian summer just went to. Apparently back to India. But what are you left with? A short day, with a lot to accomplish it seems. Since when did life get so darn busy?