Friday, June 25, 2010

Kootenai Falls and Family offer up wonderful memories-plus 2 things

I think once you scroll down and see the falls you will agree that the sign with the warning seems dumb but then there are always those people that try stupid things or I guess just do not think....would you go swimming in this water????

Guess who-kicking back and enjoying nature and a beautiful day.

Kootenai Falls is something quite wonderful in Libby Montana. My cousin and I met at my Aunts house. My aunt is facing terminal lung cancer and still quilts and embellish's every day. The three of us played rummicube and watched "best in show" and talked about life and things that meant something to us, like family. It was lovely. Before I left to go home, my cousin wanted to show me Kootenai Falls. We went on a little hike and I really enjoyed the beauty and sounds, shapes, colors and textures of what Montana offered up. Our Grandparents lived on the Kootenai River in British Columbia so it was fun to see the US side of things too.

Beautiful moss and trees everywhere...nature at it's best! If you haven't been to Montana you need to go. Steinbeck called Montana "my darling."

My cousin high up on a big bluff- me down below where it is safe

I am not sure if this photo shows how high up and rickety this swinging bridge is...though it is beautiful

The sign announced that only 5 people could get in the bridge at a time....I stayed off as there were others and I wasn't taking any chances above that water! My cousin is younger and braver

My cousin Kristi who is by the sign announcing Kootenai Falls in Libby, Montana-gorgeous and loud and mighty

Imagine LOUD flowing water that is gushing and moving and rushing.....

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Patty said...

The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for taking us along! I think it is wonderful that the three of you have the chance to be together, remember family, and do some things together.

WoolenSails said...

That is breathtaking, I love waterfalls and river hikes.


Wendy said...

Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing ... reminds me why I love living in this state :) Lucky me!! Oh, and that bridge .... never in a million-billion years would I even consider crossing it!!! :-)

Kathy said...

Beautiful!! And why anyone would think of swimming in there is beyond me.

Sandi said...

Great photos Mary Lou,

Did you realize you caught a bird in flight over the river in one shot? Look at the photo below the picture of your cousin from the back. There is a small bird flying across the river.1 It almost looks like one of your bird patterns.

I love the roar of the river and the spray you enjoy when so close to the edge.

Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Frog Quilter said...

Oooooooooooooh fabric yes yes yes.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful photos, Mary Lou. Haven't been to Montana for four years since my husband got sick. We are making our first trip next month . . . first trip in four years to anywhere but Mayo Clinic and Florida. we will be driving to ND to visit his son. Next trip will be to Montana.

Fran from Iowa

Anonymous said...

crow here - your photos are wonderful, makes me want to pack a bag and head on out there:-) did I tell you I am half way done with the bees for the bee swap?

cant wait to try th orzo salad!!!