Tag Archives: British Columbia

Another Road

I added three photos of roads to my last post, and here’s another, just for fun. It’s a favourite from a couple of years back and was taken above the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. I love the fact that M and I headed off on a dirt road into all those tall yellow trees. It was a hidden gem of real beauty.

Except for the colours, there’s nothing much of Halloween in this picture. A good route for a ghoul though as they do have to make their escape by midnight tomorrow.

Here’s another photo from the same drive.

Happy Halloween! May you enjoy a chocolate or two and be the subject of few or no tricks. 🎃

Green Growing

The vineyards of the Okanagan Valley are verdant and blowsy with green growing …

… and green globular wine grapes, tight with juice and flavour …

… unless they’re red. 🙂

Most of them will soon be ready for plucking. They will become lots of types of wine, both precious and humble, and everything in between.

Like us.

Greetings from the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂

Hello Duckies

There is a large park and a lake with a nice beach near our home in the Okanagan Valley. There are lots of ducks looking for snacks there and they sometimes follow you around. These three were persistent.

I don’t don’t feed them because there is lots of regular duck food available and it’s much healthier for them. So, they were out of luck on the people food.


They are very sweet though and so cutely waddling around as M and I enjoyed an afternoon on the beach.

Hello from the friendly ducks of Skaha Lake. 🙂

Towering Hibiscus

The towering hibiscus bushes are in full bloom right now. Many of them are three metres (10 feet) or more tall.

Originally from Korea, and in fact the national flower of Korea, these bushes are now a part of many gardens and parks here in the Okanagan.

In the United States they are known as Rose of Sharon, but they aren’t related to roses at all. Frilly and pretty, they add a lovely blowsy richness to the landscape.

Happy Thursday from the flowering hibiscus of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂