Category Archives: musings

Scarlet Foliage

Red is my favourite colour, so maybe that’s one reason why I like autumn so much; my favourite hue is on vibrant display everywhere!

October 30, 2021

The colour of energy and life and passion and adventure, red’s long wavelength is difficult for the visual cortex to ignore. That’s why it’s also the colour of stop signs and fire vehicles.

Red always says, hey, hey, look at me! And in the autumn, that exhortation is also a reminder that we had better enjoy our leafy canopy before it’s gone.

Happy Saturday. 🙂

Penticton’s Public Art Walk

Penticton has a public art walk that tends to receive additions every year. One of this year’s is of a playful little dachshund who (as is their nature) will jump on anything, no matter how unbalanced.

Sculpture by Joanne Helm

The artist, Joanne Helm, not only celebrates this dachshund characteristic with a sweet and whimsical sculpture, but reminds us that we could all do with a little joyful unbalance in our lives, with living in the moment just for the sheer fun of it.

Sometimes, life is much too lifelike.

Autumn Views

I am on my way back to NWT after two weeks in the Okanagan; I am leaving M to finish up all the packing as we sold our strata and bought a new home at the north end of Penticton near Lake Okanagan. He’s very organised about it all and will be ready to go when the movers arrive in eleven days but it’s too bad that I can’t be with him to help out with this part. When I come back to Penticton for winter break, it will be to a new address. But in the meantime, a few more Okanagan views.

The trees are blowing their summer coats!
Leaves finding their way into Lake Okanagan.
No more swimming until next spring.
One more late rose.

Happy Monday; happy week. 🙂

The Big View

I love this trail above Penticton that looks down on Lake Okanagan, and to the south, Skaha Lake.

October 30, 2021

I’ve hiked this trail countless times and have probably stopped to admire this view at every opportunity. I have taken multiple photos during these stops and at every time of year.

July 17, 2018

Here it is in its full summer glory; grape vines in the foreground, lakes and hills in the background.

March 30, 2018

Just beginning to wake up from a winter sleep. Although this was a lovely warm day, you can see that there’s still a little snow in the opposite hills at the higher elevations.

February 7, 2016 (taken from a slightly different position on the trail)

Shhh. Everyone is sleeping.

No matter the season, this view is wonderful. Comforting, constantly changing in its seasonal cycle and always beautiful, it never fails to centre me, to provide me with serenity.

Happy Monday. 🙂