Tag Archives: British Columbia

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.

Monday Marvellous: Arriving Home

Last Monday we arrived at home in the Okanagan after our long drive from Northwest Territories. It was so good to get here after a tough and busy time of it.

Driving through the Rocky Mountains
Passing a mountain lake.
Almost there. Okanagan Lake is at the right.

Monday greetings from Penticton and the Okanagan Valley. Have a good week. 🙂

Okanagan Valley

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley …

… is a special place.

As I continue to work in the Northwest Territories, I always miss it, but it seems that because of the lockdown, now more than ever.

I hope I am able to go this summer, but there are no guarantees.

In a world that seems to be turning in on itself, (or is it just turning on us? Is it human arrogance to think that because humans are suffering, the Earth is suffering?) missing home is a very minor thing, but it’s an important touchstone and foundation for us all, even if home is a backpack.

On this June 1, I wish you all a lovely and safe month with good weather, rain when you need it and no lower back pain. 🙂

April 27th’s Monday Marvellous

As our virus battle continues, it’s good to know that nature is benefitting. There’s much less human activity and our oceans, forests, grasslands and animals are reaping the profits.

The Pacific Ocean off the coast of Vancouver Island

I hate everything about this situation, but at least nature is getting a break.

And that’s marvellous. 🙂