June 2008 - Summer Is Here!


I find that I watch more TV now. I never seem to stop and watch any show from start to finish. I always find myself watching something else. When someone asks me what I watched. I don;t even remember which ones because I just flick through the remote constantly. In the end, I haven't really watched anything.






Can anyone tell me what this means? I have this design on my shirt but I do not know what It means at all. I had this shirt at least 2 years now. I bought it from WALMART for 5 bucks (Ha ha ha!)





View from the side mirror. I was waiting for Ron and Frank.






Humming birds are out again. If you plan to take photos of humming birds, and if your camera has multiple exposure settings, Try using that. Because the humming birds are just too fast to capture, you won't even know if they wre actually in the photos as they are tiny!




Watching a Movie in Fernie, BC. I was told that this movie house has been there for a long long time.






Ron and Frank inside the movie house. Ron looks excited. Frank looks bored . hahahah! (The movie hasn't even started yet!)






This is the class I attend at the College of the Rockies . That particular afternoon, one of the students was graduating - so there was FREE Lunch! Yipee! We had some Chinese food from Cedar Garden.





Dandelions. It's that time of the year for mowing the grass. But hey, I would rather mowe the grass than shovel snow! Ha ha !






Ron in Fernie, BC




Edgar Lorenzo F. Nievera - That's me.






Dinner in Cranbrook -





Friends





Father's day 2008 - Happy Father's Day Frank!






Decided to go out walking today.. .... alone.... with my thoughts...









Some lonely back road toward Galloway. Wonderful just contemplating on things that really matter this way. I actually got to voice out my prayers to God and in my own language too. Very therapeutic..





Beautiful flowers huh? -





I walked 11 Kms. (plus a few more , because I got lost) From Elko to Jaffray today. It was wonderful, but my knees were a bit weak after more than 4 hours of walking.






Me and Frank, inside the car. Hmmm I can now use my sunglasses for something else!






Ron coming out from the store. Happy with his purchases it seems!






Fernie, BC - This is a quiet little town. I think this is what a normal "after hours" looks like. Hardly anyone there but 3 kids in their bikes.





Fernie, BC - Real estate prices are ridiculously high here (just like everywhere else).






College of the Rockies, Fernie Hallway.





New haircut. Not quite the haircut I wanted, but It will do. I haven't really found any barber or hairstylist that had much talent in this area. In Calgary I had found an oriental lady (born and raised in Canada) who knew how to cut fine, limp Asian hair like mine. But I can't go to Calgary just for a hairstyle. I am stuck with keeping my hair short because, It seems that's the only hairstyle the haircutting people can do in this area.






Kathy in Coleman.










Crowsnest Mountain, Alberta










Crownest, Alberta










The Famous Fernie Ghost Rider Shadow - According to Fernie.com : Lying in the shadows, a legend waits for the afternoon sun. On a summer evening, out of Mt. Hosmer’s face, comes the Ghostrider – the shadow of a distinctive horse and rider, the ghost some say of an angry Indian Chief and his jilted daughter pursuing William Fernie.

As legend tells it, William Fernie was courting an Indian Princess to learn the source of her sacred black stone necklace. It is said that after learning the secret location of the Morrissey Coal Seams, Fernie stopped seeing the Princess and the tribe’s medicine woman placed a curse on the Elk Valley.

Residents of Fernie feared the curse was real after several tragedies struck the town. Fire reduced the town to smoldering rubble in 1904 and again in 1908. In 1916, the Elk River flooded and in 1917 there was a mining disaster. A public ceremony in 1964 officially lifted the curse. Members of the Kootenay Tribes assembled in Fernie and Chief Red Eagle (Ambrose Gravelle) and Fernie Mayor James White smoked a pipe of peace.











Although the curse was lifted over 35 years ago, on summer evenings, the ghost of an angry Indian chief and his jilted daughter still rides above Fernie and their legend lives on in the shadows of the mountain.












Elko, BC












Elko, BC






Weekend Beer at home

Auntie Getty in my thoughts and prayers.






Ron and I went to have dinner at the lake only 11 minutes away from home.








Man on the lake.








Ron looking at the activities around the lake.










Wonderful evening. I love the warmth of summer




It's getting dark




Today it was 29 degrees Celcius. Truly loved it. But then it rained that same afternoon.

Well, that's all folks! until next mail!

3 comments:

  1. Edgar, I have been enjoying your pictures, you are very good at everything you do and I'm proud of you and your accomplishments. I hope all is going well for you. I hope to be able to talk to you soon on the phone. I just bought a new camera that takes movies and still shots. It is a Sony sr45 with a 40 power zoom so far I really like what it can do. it has its own hard drive for movies and a chip for still pictures. I burn movies to the disk. I hope to learn more so I can e-mail pictures to you too. I Love you Edgar, God bless you all and say hi to Ron for us too .

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  2. i saw these pictures and i said thats nice .. oh thats nice for like 100 times, yes those are gorgeous edgar, you are taking my wedding pictures when i get married one day ,and i mean one day when someone propose to me.
    xoxo

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  3. Hi Edgar!
    Saw you at Baguio photograpers group and noticed that you visited my site, but didn't paid much attention after finding out that you are in Canada. Today my curiosity brought me to the depth of your journal and I'm glad I did. I love the photos and the blogs that they dragged me till year 1996 (I learned Baguio bred ka pala); there's so much transition, experiences, moving on, intellect, photography skill and faith shared in it. Keep on posting.
    Be my on line buddy?
    God Bless! ...Rick

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