Friday, September 18, 2009

Garlic display

Red hardneck rocambole varieties, especially Russian Red, were the big sellers at the Garlic Festival.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


As a region the BC interior must have a lot of dirty people. There are sure a lot of soapworks companies! (Actually I think it may be that sales of antibacterial plastic-bottled Lever body-cleaning products are lower.) At any rate, I love the look of stacks of natural multi-hued bars of soap. There were several such booths at the Garlic Festival.

Monday, September 14, 2009


This photo shows about 10% of the Annual Hills Garlic Festival. It's really really big for a village of 600 residents.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Garlic Festival

One little town, one day, scores of vendors, live entertainment, food, garlic, six thousand people, lots of garlic and other beautiful produce as well as a zillion handicrafts and food items.

Monday, September 7, 2009


A gazebo was built at Centennial Park in New Denver this year. Hand-crafted, with incredible attention to detail. Throughout the summer it has played host to the Art in the Park program for young children.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fallen trees at the Kohan

A couple of cottonwoods and a couple of smaller cedars came down at the Kohan Garden. Definitive cleanup will probably happen at Wednesday evening's weekly volunteer workbee.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sit at your own risk

A ferocious windstorm brought down dozens of trees around town, including many giant cottonwoods and cedars along the lakefront. Several fell on trailers, sheds, campers and atop or near houses but no one was injured. Beneath this one is the remains of a park bench.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Zen world fusion under the trees

A new constellation of local musicians have been jamming a new kind of music and this weekend they put on a performance at the Kohan Garden. It was the place to be. Small people, tall people, old people, young people, shorts & tank top people, long skirt people, local people, former local people, visitors from afar. Almost as much a social event as a musical one, but the music was great too.