WHAT IT IS
My brother has loudly declared on many occasions his distrust of soothsayers but his bias towards science has caused him no end of problems as well. When an old gentleman from Tomiko Lake said he knew of a green frog that placed pebbles in the shape of constellations, Cricket had to see this himself.
Our ride along Hwy 64 was uneventful and when we arrived at our destination, the hunt for the green frog was on in earnest.
Unfortunately, Cricket never found the frog. Instead, he slipped on some wet rocks and was swept down this fast-moving creek. I took this photo just as Cricket popped up from beneath the water.
WHAT IT IS NOT
As often as she can, Sapphire makes a pilgrimage to this waterfall to collect a few containers of water. She uses this precious liquid to water a special rosebush given to her by a lady from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
Sapphire claims that the water gives the rose a most robust quality and it even allows the pollinators to travel great distances. In fact, it is said, pollinators of this rose may have been seen as far away as the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, British Columbia.