At 60 degrees latitude, I am very far north here, but spring has now definitely arrived. The sky is clear and so is the lake, achingly pristine … … very different from the frozen majesty of two months ago. I am learning to appreciate the call of this northern land.
It’s still January but about two weeks ago, the weather turned. The temperature crept up, the bit of snow we had started to melt, and the ducks started squawking and flapping. Every day now it’s a little warmer and a little sunnier. This morning I was out walking and took this photo of Skaha Lake. […]
Happy New Year! 🙂 I hope 2017 is off to a good start for you! To begin the year with the right winter flavour (Yup. I know. Some of you are in much warmer climes, and yes, I’m jealous), here’s a seasonal winter picture that I took in my former hometown: Since becoming a pilot […]
As the Okanagan descends gently into winter, here are a few more views. On a recent sunny day, M. and I went up to Chute Lake. It almost felt like spring except for that sharp autumn-air quality. While hiking along a back trail, M. and I found this sign. If you’re metrically challenged, 4.5 metres […]
Yesterday, M and I went for a hike in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. It had rained earlier in the day, but when we got started at about one pm, it was bright and sunny with that sharp clarity of fall light. We hadn’t hiked here before and found ourselves in the midst of a spectacularly […]
A trip to Vancouver Island wouldn’t be complete without a couple of shots of its iconic coastline. These enormous logs (above) washed up during the terrific surfs that can occur during winter storms. The logs themselves probably escaped from logging pens or “booms.” The weather was a comfortable 10C with rain showers and a few […]
M and I went to Vancouver Island for my sister’s internment this week. While there, we said good-bye to my sister while visiting the places she loved on the island where she lived for most of her life. Goodbye, J. I love you.