Thursday, April 30, 2009


It is SO good to see sunshine and green grass! Looks like we weren't the only ones that were enjoying it today.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saskatoon Blossoms

We took this photo a few houses down the block from our own home. These are saskatoon blossoms that are randomly found on the mountain slopes. Saskatoons are a form of eatable wild berry which actually make a very tasty pie. They can also be frozen or preserved as a winter fruit.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Blossoms

After a long winter and a tedius spring, its refreshing to see the downtown boulevards in blossom again.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring flowering trees

Various varieties of flowering trees have finally come to life and are now gracing the valley and streets of Kelowna.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


The local forsythia blossoms, although later than usual, have started to flourish throughout the valley.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Three Wheeler

As usual a local event attracts many out of town visitors and the boat show was no exception. This three wheel motorcycle parked at the edge of the display area bears a license plate from a neighboring province.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Boat Show

Continuing with last weekends' boat show, this is one of many boats and various types of watercraft featured throughout the display in addition to the lake demonstrations throughout the two day period.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


On August 8 -9th, 2009 Kelowna will again host Hydrofest, the premier outdoor event of the summer which features the largest professional boat racing series in Canada. We shall be playing host to some of the fastest boats in the world along with the best drivers and some of the biggest names.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mobile Real Estate

Shopping for real estate? Well why not shop in style with the Royal LePage Real Estate Bus Tours. Complete with wheel chair accessibility, this company is offering a mobile comfortable tour of available local properties for sale.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fertilizer Time

Maintaining a well groomed productive vineyard requires continual maintenance and attention. Quail Gate Estate Winery who own the vineyard directly in front of our home are presently fertilizing the soil in anticipation of a fruitful harvest in the autumn.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Street Sweeper

Today the street sweeping machine was brought into our area to clean up all the sand and winter debris that had accumulated on the streets over winter.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Doggie Condo

Doggie Condominiums were one of the featured displays at the Kelowna Home Show held over the weekend.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


We filled the feeder with nectar and popped it onto the deck preparatory for the hummingbirds homecoming. We were dismayed to find uninvited finches helping themselves in the meantime.

Friday, April 17, 2009


This chap decided to nose over the fence hoping that passers by will serve up a snack

Thursday, April 16, 2009


This graphic was taken from the banks of West Kelowna facing east to Kelowna central. The white building in the foreground is the local hospital.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lake Okanagan

A view of Lake Okanagan taken from West Kelowna facing in a southwesterly direction.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This time of year the greening of the lawn creates a very visible contrast again the snow topped mountains in the foregound.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Flowers Galore

Although considerably later than other years it's finally that refreshing time again when the Garden Centers are flourishing with pansies in their full glory.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Homes with view

Our mountainous terrain lends itself to a great percentage of homes being built with a view, some even panoramic. These particular ones are overlooking the city of Kelowna beneath. You will note the top of the light standard at ground level.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Multi functional dwellings

This is a view of one of the many residential/commercial dwellings. This particular one houses various offices inclusive of doctors offices and a pharmacy while the upper floors contain private residences.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Roto Rake

From snowy Thursday to sunny Monday! We took advantage of the day by roto raking the front lawn. This procedure pulls out some of the brown grass that didn't winter well. Next comes the fertilizer and water which will bring it back before we know it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

No Snow

Finally a scene without snow!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


The snow left as fast as it came and the sun followed suit. Right along with everyone bounced into the spring mode, garden centers are open, cedars are ready to be planted. We are on a roll.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Snow

We have flowers that are blooming and grass that is greening up. What a surprise to look out the front and see snow this morning!! Thank goodness that it started to rain later in the morning which became high and dry by mid afternoon. We will see what other surprises might be in store.