Tim Cady spent years photographing all four seasons throughout the region surrounding the International Selkirk Loop for the new book Selkirks Spectacular

Tim Cady spent years photographing all four seasons throughout the region surrounding the International Selkirk Loop for the new book Selkirks Spectacular

Selkirk Spectacular photographer coming to Kootenay Bay

Tim Cady spent years photographing the region surrounding the International Selkirk Loop.

Tim Cady spent years photographing all four seasons throughout the region surrounding the International Selkirk Loop for the new book Selkirks Spectacular, a journey he will share in a slide show tonight at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time (7:30 p.m. Mountain time) at Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay.

The ashram invites the community to celebrate this spectacular region and its renowned driving tour; the program is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. A book signing will follow.

Selkirks Spectacular, a photographic journey encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and southeastern BC, features amazing images by Cady and fellow US photographer Jerry Pavia, both of Bonners Ferry.

More than 300 images along with chapters written by Canadian Ross Klatte of Balfour on the history, geology, communities, natural features, attractions, and the flora and fauna showcase this beautiful corner of the earth. Pavia and Cady’s photographic odyssey had them exploring every corner of the loop over the course of years in all four glorious seasons.

“We are so excited about this book,” said Stephanie Sims, executive director of the International Selkirk Loop. “Pavia and Cady have a real talent for capturing the beauty of the International Selkirk Loop. The majestic mountains, crystal clear waters, vibrant colors and abundant wildlife come to life on the pages.”

The 180-page, coffee-table book measures 8.5 by 11 inches and is full colour throughout. The book is unique in that it has two front covers, one for the US side and one for the Canadian side. Halfway through, readers flip the book over and start again from the other side. Published by Keokee Books of Sandpoint, Selkirks Spectacular gives a nod to the multinational nature of the International Selkirk Loop with contributors from both countries.

For more information, contact Yasodhara Ashram at 250-227-9224 or Keokee Books at 208-263-3573, or look up KeokeeBooks.com.