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The Road Home

On June 24, M and I left the Northwest Territories to head to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

Here are a few photos from our drive west through the mountains. They aren’t terrific because I took them from a moving vehicle through the dirtiest windshield ever!

Mountain view.
Getting closer.
Young mountain sheep in Jasper National Park.
Here, they have the right of way.

We are home now, starting to relax into holiday mode after an extremely busy covid-related 15 months. It’s really hot (low 40s C) but I’m happy with that. The covid cases are continuing to drop, and I hope that we have seen the last wave.

Winter Mountains

This is a very familiar sight to me. Deep, serious winter snow. Blowing, swirling, wheeling, billowing wildly, settling uncomfortably only to be on the move again.

I find that this photo, by photographer Arthur Stanisz, captures the disquiet and restlessness of a winter storm. The mountain acts as a sort of monochromatic canvas, a supporting frame amid the curtain of darkening, louring skies.

This storm should be respected: stay inside with a good blanket and some hot chocolate.

Photo by Arthur Stanisz

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/04/your-shot-unbelievable-landscapes/

Happy week, everyone. 🙂

A Fleeting Capture

Superstition Mountains, Arizona
Photograph by Mike Olbinski

I lived in Arizona while taking a lot of my flight training, so I became familiar with the amazing displays of lightening that can occur there.

I saw scenes like this, but was never able to catch one on camera. Photographer Mike Olbinski checked weather radar, packed up, drove to Apache Junction, and took this very impressive shot in the span of a ten-second exposure.

Isn’t it incredible?? The original article can be seen here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/04/your-shot-unbelievable-landscapes/

Happy Friday. 🙂

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. 🙂