Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Rock

The lone rock with it's various characteristic configurations carved by nature over time.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Pier & Dock Extension

The lakeside Cove luxury condo resort is in the process of extending it's dock and pier facilities preparatory for summer traffic.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Its not every day that we see a vehicle in an approximate age bracket of between 1974 and 1980 in such prime condition. This 450 SL Classic Mercedes hardtop convertible is obviously the recipient of the pride of ownership.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Putting Green

In keeping with yesterday's posting, those that couldn't get on the course or driving range practiced their putting skills on this section of the greens. Obviously anxiousness prevails this time of year.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


The sun brought the golfers out in droves today. While the golf course itself was loaded, others were practicing their shots at the driving range.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


This vehicle is an advertisement for SynLawn Synthetic Grass which has been available in our area for the past few years. After residential or commercial installation this artificial environmentally friendly grass is a safe surface which requires no maintenance, upkeep or water. prices vary from between $4.00 to $12.00 per square foot.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Okanagan Valley is a major all season tourist area, ranging from skiing and snow sports in the winter to fertile orchards, vineyards, golf and water playground throughout the summer months. The photo is a sample of some of the recreational vehicles that occupy our camping facilities even through the winter months.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Spring has finally sprung! Our very first crocus of the year!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Walled Coummunity

This photo was taken in what is known as a walled community. Kelowna has many developments such as this where the people own their own homes but their yard work is kept up by what is known as a Condominium Association. This association could be run by the residents themselves or by paid professionals. Each household contributes proportionate costs towards the outside upkeep, street cleaning and maintenance, security, etc

This photo was taken from an upper elevation which shows the rooftops of the walled city below.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Did you ever wonder where helicopters came from? lol.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Just a view of a normal mountainous highway in our area.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Continuing onward from yesterday's submission, this photo portrays some of the equipment involved while scaling the mountain side.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


One of our main highways is being modified into four lanes of travel from the present two.
This represents a major manipulation through mountainous terrain. The workers in this photo are drilling holes in preparation for dynamite.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Room WIth View

Approximately 20 minutes southbound from West Kelowna is a lone house with an awesome view. Although our area is well known for view homes, this one is unique in that it has occupied this area for years without neighbors

Monday, March 16, 2009

Small Storm

We had a beautiful sunny day today until approximately 4:30 p.m. As we were crossing the bridge we spotted a little storm brewing on the mountain tops. Hopefully it won't amount to much if anything.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hardy Falls Creek

Hardy Falls are located a few minutes southwest of West Kelowna. It's a beautiful walking trail in the summer and a fertile salmon spawning area in the fall. This trail is extensively treed and laden with accompanying vegetation. As such the trail and creek are still covered with a blanket of ice and snow.

Friday, March 13, 2009


One of the newest condo developments that have been completed in West Kelowna during the past year.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


As submitted with ours under date of March 2, we have been provided with recycle bins in lieu of trash cans and garbage bags. These recycle and trash bins are being handled via mobile automation which is a new and improved concept in our area. This particular photo was taken in the outskirts.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Garden Centre

The weather forecasters are promising moderating temperatures so we felt it was an ideal time to go in out of the cold and start planning our spring gardens. Just being inside this cozy garden centre puts a positive input on a chilly day.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dolphins 3

A statue of three dolphins located on the premises of a lakeside condominium complex which bear The Dolphins name.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Brisk Day

Today was another brisk day at the lake. Our normally moderate weather pattern has been broken by the lowest temperatures in the Okanagan in approximately 40 years.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Photo taken a week ago while our infamous Ogogogo was snowbound.

Legend tells us that a prehistoric lake monster has been sighted many times in the Lake Okanagan area of British Columbia by both residents and visitors alike. Consquently there have been multi numerous search groups both local and from abroad that have set out to conquer this elusive lake monster with limited success beyond photos taken of unexplainable phenomenons occuring on very calm days when not a ripple otherwise could be seen.

A link supporting a sighting taken on July 18, 1989 may be seen here:


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Forward

Don't forget - we set our clocks one hour forward this weekend! Enjoy the extra sunlight!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Space Kart

A few of the local automobile merchants are displaying their wares in our Mall this weekend. They tried to have something for everyone, even this computerized space kart for the children's entertainment while the parents checked out the various dealers and models.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Mushing is a term for a sport that involves the use of one or more dogs to pull a sled on snow. Although very popular in northern climates this site is generally unseen in the Okanagan until we happened upon a couple who travel to Crystal Mountain on a regular basis and use mushing as a form of exercise for their beautiful dogs.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ski Hill

Crystal mountain is located approximatley 15 minutes northwest from West Kelowna. Open from Thursday to Monday, it's a family oriented beginners ski hill.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cloud Formantion

While strolling down the boardwalk today, a unique cloud formation in the distance beyond the bridge caught our eye.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Residents are now switching to an automated waste collection service. Each household shall receive three carts. One for weekly garbage collection, one for bi-weekly recycling collection and the third for bi-weekly yard waste collection, the latter scheduled from the first of March until the end of November. It is anticipated that this service will collect approximately 33,000 tones of yard waste this year alone. The yard waste shall be turned into reusable compost instead of being buried in the landfill and as it goes directly into the bin, plastic bag environmental exposure is substantially reduced.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Well what do you know, glanced out of our kitchen window just before dinner and spotted our very first robin that has arrived for the season. You will note that there is a bit of snow on the ground, however, birds and animals have a good sense of timing and we have reason but to believe that spring is upon our doorstep.