Shhh … sleeping grape vines.
Aircraft marshalling is a very important job, but it can be a very difficult one, especially in bitterly cold (or brutally hot) weather.
Here’s to all the aircraft marshallers who help to keep pilots and their passengers safe.
Happy Tuesday. 🙂
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A gorgeous shot from Stuart. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
This is a repost from 2020, but the sentiment remains the same.
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them.
from For the Fallen
~ Laurence Binyon
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.
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.
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.
Happy Monday; happy week. 🙂
The strand at Okanagan Lake after dark.
M and I had just had a lovely dinner at a nearby restaurant; this was the view as we strolled home. It was wonderful to be together.
I love this trail above Penticton that looks down on Lake Okanagan, and to the south, Skaha Lake.
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.
Here it is in its full summer glory; grape vines in the foreground, lakes and hills in the background.
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.
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. 🙂
This little one looks like he’s about to burst, but he sure is cute, especially with those little red feathers on the top of his head.
Happy Wednesday. 🙂