The monarch butterfly is now considered to be endangered, so these days, seeing one is a rare treat. A friend took this photo and shared it with me.
An orange beauty to start your weekend. Cheers.
It has been so hot that I thought the squirrels would appreciate having some water handy. An old dog dish works fine to hold water. Dickie, son of …The New Pool
I hope you stop by Anneli’s lovely blog to browse her posts about her resident squirrel family, books, birds, and many other topics. Cheers.
Penticton sits between two lakes, Lake Okanagan at the north end and the smaller, shallower Skaha at the south end.
In the Okanagan language, “skaha” means horse, but whatever its name, it’s a gorgeous lake. It warms up quickly in the spring, and retains its temperature until late in the autumn, which allows for continued swimming, boating, paddle boarding, and kite surfing.
In ancient times, the land that Penticton sits on didn’t exist, and Skaha Lake and the larger Okanagan Lake were just a single lake. However, there was a massive, seven kilometre (4.5 miles) wide landslide, and presto! The site of the future Penticton was born and eventually became settled by the Okanagan people.
Penticton is one of only two cities in the world located between two lakes (the other is the Swiss city of Interlaken which is also very beautiful).
All photos taken May 19, 2022. The day was gorgeous but cool and we knew the forest and trails would be wet and muddy, but we set off to hike parts …Parkinson Creek Trailhead Hike – Juan de Fuca Trail
Please stop by Allan’s blog to browse his beautiful photo collection and stories of his travels.
This beautiful guy was busy looking for some lunch just as I came along.
The River Wye Flows by Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean. A living sky drifts over a river flowing peacefully through a forest of many trees. All …#ScenicSaturday 30/July/22
A beautiful photo of the River Wye courtesy of Stuart.