Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fruit & Veggies

As most, if not all of our fruit and vegetables are grown in the valley, bulk purchase markets are popular not only by the locals, but by the tourists as well, who stock up before leaving for home.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

He's Coming!

Look up!
Who is it????

Why it's Santa Himself!!
We did get snow on the ground yesterday, but seeing as it's raining this morning , Santa
justifiably elected to forego chancing his sleigh and arrived by helicopter.
Hooray Santa!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Oru first Snowfall

Continuing on from yesterday the folks that stored their boats for the winter did so with premonition. What a difference a day makes, our first snowfall! Whether it stays or whether it doesn't is debatable, however, time will tell.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Good Bye Summer

A realistic sign of season's end, the boats are stored in the marina while others are being moved to private storage facilities.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Misson Creek

Continuing yesterday's journey onward, we found more ice accumulation along the edges of the stream. To date we have had no snow at ground level, however, the nearby ski resorts that aren't opening this weekend, will be opening shortly.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Misson Creek

Today we drove up to Mission Creek a mere 11 kil. (6.83 miles) from home where we were surprised to find bits of ice forming along the edges of the creek bed.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Autumn View

An autumn view taken from our walking trail of yesterday.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The lake along our favorite walking trail is presently housing an assortment of houseboats stored for the season. This has occurred only recently due to a shortage of moorage, another casualty of lakeside developements.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


At this time of year, the seagulls occupy what is referred to as 'their own little island' on the lake's edge. Here they come and go as if in play.

Friday, November 21, 2008

This Morning

Does this indicate an upcoming storm?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Work Crew

Today we came upon a work crew who are engaged in stringing telephone wiring across the roadway in preparation for the new development of homes which will be built on a parcel of property facing the lake.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jack Frost

This morning an old acquaintance Mr. Jack Frost stopped by for a brief visit for the first time this season; and although not unexpected he chose to move on for the time being

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Evening Shadow

A typical autumn afternoon view of shadows creeping onto the vineyard.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Weeping Willow

The leaves have now changed color and have fallen off of the grape vines. The grapes are being processed in the winery while only the lonely weeping willow is showing it's autumn glory.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Okanagan Sunrise

An early morning autumn sunrise.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This recycled paper Flyer Package comes packed inside a newspaper containing all the current sales flyers.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Happened to stroll off of our walking trail and accidentally invaded the privacy of an innocent but prickly cactus.

Full Moom

A very pretty sight captured from our deck after dinner.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quietly and gently autumn is providing her own protective blanket.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rogers Flour Mill

Rogers Flour Mill and retail store, an excellent local source of bulk foods, cereals and organic flour.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


The runway's expansion has moved the Kelowna Airport from a continental to an intercontinental status. Large aircraft coming and going via direct flights will soon be the norm, not the exception. You will note that the wing tips of this particular aircraft are vertically extended.. These tips are called Winglets, an aeronautic innovation which slows the air off of the tips of the wings, making the plane more stable reducing aerodynamic drag associated with vortices that develop at the wing tips as the plane moves through the air. Fuel consumption is reduced, the plane moves faster and the range is extended.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kelowna Airport Runway Expansion

An $8 million 1,600 foot additional expansion of the runway at the Kelowna International Airport is now complete. An Official opening took place yesterday when a DC10-30F aircraft, being the largest plane to ever land in Kelowna christened the runway in front of hundreds of exuberant spectators

Friday, November 7, 2008

Regular Gasoline Under a $ !

We finally did it! Lived to see regular gasoline under a dollar per liter! Not that long ago we were paying $1.36.9 per liter. There are 5.69 liters in 1½ US gallons.

Grapes this time.

British Columbia's 7.500 acres of vineyards support 148 popular wineries. It is befitting ttherefore that one of Westbank's light standard utility boxes is decorated with grapes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Light Standard Container

The City of Westbank which is located some 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the City of Kelowna, arranged to have their light standard wiring and apparatus containers modified artistically. This is not only visually very pleasing but it also discourages graffiti artists who had graced these containers in the past. There are several of these around the main streets, each portraying a variety of fruit grown in the valley. Here we have a container replicating peaches.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Very Wet Day

Not a sight that we are usually accustomed to.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The little green apple

Couldn't resist this little green apple which was on display at our local fruit warehouse. His little nose grew right on his face naturally. Actually it even looks like it has a slight cold doesn't it? lol.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


We had some very interesting cloud formations this morning. Note of the fisherman's boat on the lake just below the cloud cover.

Longer Nights

Same photo, different day. Yesterday was sunny, this morning we had fog. Might this have been a Halloween leftover.