"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Post Falls

We have had one whole week without a single flake of snow. Hurray!!!! The weather has been mostly wet and rainy, but on Wednesday it was glorious. Got up into the 60F's with blue sky and fluffy white clouds. I was out and about most of the day with the Yarnies meeting, then Knitwits meeting-both of which were much fun. After that I didn't really want to go home yet. I wanted to have a little adventure in the spring weather.

Here in north Idaho is a town only a few miles from me named Post Falls. It is named that because of the waterfall that exists there named, you guessed it, Post Falls. There is a wonderful little park there with a trail you can walk up to see the falls. That was my little spring adventure. I wanted to see the falls. They are quite spectacular at this time of year. My daughter Ruth was with me. I took some pics, though it was with my phone, so the quality is not that good.

The trail starts at the parking lot. It skirts around a large pond. There was a family of geese enjoying the sunshine in the grass. The babies were sound asleep.

Dad was keeping an eye on me, making sure I didn't get too close.

Then the trail goes uphill on a very very large chunk of granite. Lake Coeur d'Alene is to the side of this rock. There is also a dam there right where the lake drains into what becomes the Spokane River. The river cuts right through this rock

The gates on the dam were wide open. It's too bad you can't hear the falls. It is incredibly powerful. The ground vibrates and the water roars. I've seen large logs shoot down this falls, bobbing around like toothpicks. The power of water is incredible.

I'm not sure what it is, but I always feel really good after watching a waterfall for awhile. I once  read somewhere something about the water releasing negative ions which makes a person feel better. I don't know if that's true or not, but it sure seems to be for me.

After drinking in the view for awhile, we headed along the trail down the other side of the rock. All over the park the Glacier Lilies were in full bloom. There were thousands of them.

We seem to have an unusually high bumper crop of them this year. I'm seeing them growing in places I've never seen before. They sure are a joy to see after all those months of dull grayness.

In another week or two the wild Camas will be blooming. I intend to go back to the park and take pictures at that time because it will be covered with them.

I'm hoping for nice weather for Mothers Day. I want to get some yard work done.

Live long and prosper. \\//


Almost forgot:

I'm entering a blogiversary contest and need to link it. The link is under the pic.

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  1. I'm thinking (hoping!) spring may finally be officially here. I left my geraniums out on the porch last night and they are still alive this morning!

  2. That's a lovely park, what a nice way to spend an afternoon!

  3. je suis contente de voir ton blog et plein de gros bisous nadiaperles

  4. Love the the park. I think there is even more water than when I saw it 3 years ago.