Tag Archives: Summer

Winter Dream

Oh, the weather outside is frightful🎵
But the fire is so delightful
🎶 Since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow … [Frank Sinatra]

Um, no thanks! I would rather dream about this.

Lovely fires on a winter’s night are beautiful, but I’ve already seen a lot of snow!

Happy Wednesday.

Arriving in the Okanagan Valley …

… from the Coquihalla Connector through the Okanagan Mountain range in August.

About 40 km (25 mi) above the valley with Lake Okanagan in the distance.
On our final decent into the valley.
Nearly there on a beautiful late August day.

After our huge snowfall from last weekend and the cold weather that followed, I needed to see some reminders of sunny days and bright skies.

Summer Fun

With school holidays drawing to a close, I decided to post a second photo of this lovely sculpture on Lake Okanagan’s shoreline in Penticton. (The first time I posted a picture of this sculpture was about five years ago.)

I remember well those seemingly endless summer breaks when all you had to do was play intensely and be sure to arrive home – during my childhood, at least – when the streetlights started to come on. I think this sculpture captures well the childhood sense of freedom that many of us were able to enjoy and is perhaps gone forever, replaced by caution and organisation.

Happy Monday.

What Does the Nose Know?

At present there are a number of public art installations throughout Penticton as part of a rotating exhibition. Below is a picture of one of them.

Sculpture by Ronald Simmer

When I first saw it, I thought the intension was to emphasise fun on the sunny beaches, that sort of thing. However, once I read the signage, I saw that the point was much more serious.

Is Big Brother spying on us? What do you think?