Category Archives: Photography

2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A piece about the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards brought delight to my day!

Here’s a sample of the pictures:

Brigitte Alcalay Marcon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Charlie Davidson/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Aren’t these great?

To see the entire article, please visit https://digg.com/2020/the-finalists-for-2020s-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards

Have a good week. 🙂

An Autumn Whisper

I took a very enjoyable walk near Great Slave Lake and realised that it’s now autumn.

Autumn lake.

I can’t put my finger on what is different, but the sun is different, the air is different, the clouds are different and the tone is different.

Warm, windless and lovely, the day seemed to be taking one of its last deep breaths of summer before its sound and heavy rest; I felt as if it was holding off winter with one hand while gifting us with these few remaining hours of perfection.

Carpe diem. 🙂

Lovely Okanagan

The Okanagan is returning to normal.

The Okanagan city of Penticton was recently threatened by a forest fire. There were evacuations and many people were on alert.

Through the unceasing efforts of firefighters and pilots, the fire was doused with nearby lake water and is now under control. The alert has ended and everyone is safe.

I wish a quick end to the fires in California and safety to everyone in its vicinity.

Oregon Grape-Holly

These interesting-looking bushes can be found everywhere throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Grape-Holly!

Known as Oregon Grape-Holly, or just Oregon Grape (mahonia aquafolium), they are not related to either grapes or holly.

Native to North America, they extend along the western coast from Mexico all the way to Alaska. They are a great fit for the Okanagan valley as they are very drought resistant and the leaves will remain green very late into the year.

Oregon Grape-Holly explodes in pretty yellow flowers very early in spring, and is a welcome harbinger.

The purple grape-like berries are edible and can be turned into jelly or wine and the holly-like leaves are often used in wreathes. Birds love the berries.

Greetings from the versatile Grape-Holly of the Okanagan Valley, and happy weekend. 🙂