You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Chilcotin’ tag.

“Oh, it could’ve been, should’ve been worse than you would ever know. Well, the windshield was broken but I love the fresh air you know.”  Modest Mouse

On my way out of the muddy (mud was like cement on the car) Chilcotin on the way back to Ruth Lake in the Cariboo, I experienced a chip in my windshield.  Now – I’d been traveling on some pretty rough back roads in the Chilcotin and half expected to end up with a chip at some point.  So where did this happen??  On a nicely paved, non-rocky highway south of Williams Lake, BC.  I was headed south as a little car passed going north and my car was pelted with little rocks!!  I was quite shocked, and even more shocked when I noticed the little chip in the left corner of the windshield.  As I drove on the chip grew in to a crack and continued to spread.  Oh well . . . thank goodness for excellent replacement insurance!   Just goes to show that you never know what is going to happen when . . . and when you least expect it!

182-365

182-365

182-365-2

182-365-2

“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.”  George Lucas

This old plow is sitting in the north meadow on the family Stump Ranch in the Chilcotin – Central BC.  We spread my Dad’s ashes here in 1986, a year after he died at the young age of 65.  He loved this country so much that he retired to a 20 acre plot of land that has none of the modern conveniences that we take so for granted these days.  He loved living as though he were a pioneer living off the land.  He raised seven kids, worked a 9-5 job until he was 60 years old so that he could move back to the land he loved.  Simple, understated, but so beautiful and peaceful.  It does my soul good every time I visit.

176-365

176-365

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

This is the sign at the road entrance to our family Stump Ranch in the Chilcotin Country.  I was inspired by another of my 365’ers to do this effect using PS.    

175-365

175-365

“Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.”  Primo Levi

I’ve taken a little side trip a few hours north of Ruth Lake to the Chilcotin area of BC.  This is where my roots are . . . as my father spent his early years up in this country as a Cowboy, and later brought his family (a wife and seven kids) out from Ontario, and later California, almost every year.  I have been visiting this country since I was a baby.  The year I married my first husband, Dad bought 20 acres which became known as the Stump Ranch which is literally out in the boonies.  My kids spent many summers riding horses, swimming at the lake a mile away, chasing frogs and exploring the great outdoors.  I am standing in the original cabin that was built many years ago before my dad bought this property.  He and Mom lived in this cabin with no modern conveniences for about 5 years until he died in 1985 of lung cancer.  In that time, he built a new log house – which he never go to live in.  Mom was able to spend many summers here on her own  but cannot do that any more because of her age (she’s now 90 years old).  My youngest sister has just moved here, however.  It’s nice that it will not be so neglected anymore.  

I have many fond memories here . .  

173-365

173-365

Archives

October 2021
M T W T F S S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Craft & Vision Affiliate

Advanced Photography Techniques

Michael the Maven Affiliate

Trey Ratcliff Affiliate

www.lovethatblog.com

Liv Lane Affiliate

Rock the Shot Affiliate

Kelby Training Affiliate

NAPP Referral Program