More Autumn Views

As the Okanagan descends gently into winter, here are a few more views.

On a recent sunny day, M. and I went up to Chute Lake. It almost felt like spring except for that sharp autumn-air quality.

Water-laden clouds arise more suddenly at this time of year.
Water-laden clouds arise more suddenly at this time of year.

While hiking along a back trail, M. and I found this sign.

The sign says, "See the Ponderosa Pine - 4.5 m Circumference."
The sign says, “See the Ponderosa Pine – 4.5 m Circumference.”

If you’re metrically challenged, 4.5 metres is 14.76 feet.

This is a very big tree.
This is Β one big tree.

Here’s another view. I had to strain my neck to get this tree in the frame.

There's a formula for figuring out the age of a pine. This one's about the same age as the U.S.
There’s a formula for figuring out the age of a pine. This one’s about the same age as the U.S.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “We are all poets when we are in the pine woods.” There are lots of pine forests in this area.

A couple of days ago, M. and I went to the small mountain town of Rossland, BC. It has produced four Olympian skiers including Nancy Green; two NHL hockey players and a prime minister, John Turner. Pretty good for a town of 4000.

A shrouded valley.
Rossland is under all that mist.

And finally, another yellow tree.


I’ve really been enjoying this autumnal bounty. πŸ™‚

What’s fall like where you live?

13 thoughts on “More Autumn Views”

  1. Gosh, I do enjoy your photographs, Lynette! That last shot of the trees is stunning. Sadly, we’ve been so dry, many of the leaves are falling before they’ve had a chance to turn. I’m hoping in the next week or so we’ll get more color. Enjoy!

  2. It looks a lot like the North of my country (sweden) and also like my neighboring country (norway), like we talked about before. πŸ™‚ It is really beautiful! Glad you got to get out there and experience nature up close!

    1. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      Yes, Norway and Canada definitely have some similarities going on, big time. I’ve spent some time in Sweden, but mostly in Stockholm and viewing from trains. Also pretty spectacular. πŸ˜€

      1. Yes my little country (Sweden) has a lot of nice scenery too. The mountains we have our way up North though. The Norwegian mountains across the border are actually closer to me than the Swedish mountains (Even though Norway is another country). πŸ™‚

          1. Haha trolls! That is cool! I was almost expecting to see some trolls there. πŸ™‚ How great to hear you would love to visit Scandinavia again. I would also love to visit the Northern/Western parts of the US aswell as Canada. Oh by the way I just published the last part of the photo post series of Norway. πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful trees, even of you o gained a sore neck in the process. Lying on the ground may help, an ants view. Autum where we live has the beauty of colour, but unless we travel into the mountains, it’s just suburbia I’m afraid.

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