OCTOBER 10, 2017 • LOGDEN LODGE BLOG • BY ANNELIES ELLERMAN
Living in the mountains and you love colour and change, one season definitely stands out and that is Fall.
Our first season in Ymir was Winter, those huge snowfalls this area is known for, for sure took us by surprise. Great for exploring the area on snowshoes though. Then Spring came, yes a bit wet but fascinating when you are a gardener (which I was not at the time) and like to follow new growth popping up every where. Summer, ah yes. Hot days just the way I liked them. Definitely on my colour-list. A new world opened up for me, with the most lovely wildflowers I’ve ever seen in all colours of the rainbow.
I never was that fond of Fall before we moved here. Being a city girl and having lived in countries without the four seasons for many years, to me Fall stood for the end of warm and long days turning into wet and short days with mostly horizontal winds.
But then I experienced Fall here, or Autumn as we call this season. The trees changed colour, the water in the rivers dropping showing mossy rocks, mushrooms suddenly everywhere in all seizes and ranges of colours. Not slowly but from one day to the next, so to keep up we needed to get outside and explore. I was in total awe on my daily walks and regular hikes... And the smell! Better than any perfume I know off!
It is a short season though, here in the Snow Valley. Usually the weather changes to Winter halfway of November and the season without colour starts covering all that natural bright red, yellow and green into white.
View from Elise Mountain, behind the Lodge.
Elise Creek, runs through our property and along two of our cabins. Especially beautiful in Fall.
In Fall the way to hike is to look down and halfway a tree.
Rest a while on our private viewpoint after exploring the mountains
City Hall in Nelson, well worth the visit just to enjoy the scenery.