Monday, September 18, 2017

Summer in the Okanagan Valley!

          Well, it is fall here, again.  It has been a long dry hot summer.   Lots of forest fires in the province.  Loss of a lot of good timber.     It has been a busy time, for me, as I have had my daughter, her husband and two children visiting for five weeks.  It was great having them around.
There was about a week....then we went on holiday!                                                                                             

                                                                                                             Image result for images of Summerland, BC   Fruit season:  They have picked some of the earlier apples.  There are still plenty to come.  They are also picking pears, and the peaches are nearly over.  we are so lucky to have all the fresh fruit and vegetables1

Sunday, July 2, 2017


In 2005 I lost a  dear friend.  We had been a couple for 6 years.  Everyone handles their grief differently.  We only need to be able to live with it in our normal lives.

I used a journal to sort my thoughts and feelings.  When I felt low, I would choose a page, (any page) and I would write down how I was feeling.  I would write about how sad I felt or how angry I felt, at being left here alone.   I would also write about the happy things that had happened when we were together, and things that I had liked about this person.  I have never reread any of these entries.  But, I do feel that it helped me to work through that troubling time.

We never forget the people that we lost...but we do need to look to the future, and learn from our past experiences.   

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

O Canada - National Anthem - Song & Lyrics - HQ


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I have been able to celebrate Canada's one hundredth birthday in my lifetime, now I am able to celebrate Canada's 150 Birthday, as well.Image result for images of Canada dayImage result for images of Canada dayPROUD TO BE A CANADIAN!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Slim Whitman - - - - - Blue Canadian Rockies


Just a few pictures of our area.  Due to late snowfall, and lots of snow in the hills,  Okanagan Lake levels have risen and we have flooding near the lake.  Luckily for me, I live on Higher Ground!

Where the benches are, in this picture, are one of our favorite picnic Areas!   It is the same park where there is free entertainment every Wednesday evening!

Image result for Images of flooding in Summerland BCImage result for Images of flooding in Summerland BC   Image result for Images of flooding in Summerland BC  This is what some of the lakeshore residents are dealing with!!

Back to the good news.   We took a few days out to go on a road trip!  We spent three nights in Calgary,  We went to museums and saw the sights.  We went out for a nice dinner, as well.  Then we travelled to Drumheller to the Tyrell Museum.  It is an area where they found a lot of Dinosaur bones.  There are exhibits about Dinosaurs and their history.  They also show how they are found and brought to the museum.  It was very interesting.  We then drove to Stettler Alberta, stayed overnight and went riding on their Steam Train.  The scenery is not as nice as our train ride here in Summerland, but at the end of the ride we had a nice lunch and a small town with a lot of history and museums.  We then took the train back to Stettler.  We drove on to Red Deer where we stayed overnight  The following day, we headed for home.  We drove from Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House to Golden, BC when we again stayed over night.  We arrived home about 1:00 pm this afternoon!  It was a nice break.   Image result for images of the train at Stettler Train at Stettler Alberta

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Scenery on the way, to and from Alberta:   Image result for images of the Rocky Mountains between BC and Alberta
Very beautiful scenery!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Image result for images of summerland bc in march  These are some of the pictures of Summerand.  Although it is a town of  about 12,000 people it is spread out over a wide area.  This past weekend the Corporation has been doing some water upgrades.   When they first told us about these up grades, they informed us that they would be shutting the water off for four days.  We are a town that has a lot of seniors.  We also have several senior facilities for people that require a lot of care.  There was quite an uproar about not having any water.  The Corporation thought about this and decided to divert some of the agricultural water for domestic use.  Of course this water is not chlorinated so it is not fit to drink but is fine for washing, showers, etc.  We have been under a boil water advisory since last week and will be under it for a week or two to come, until they can get the water system into drinkable condition.
We  decided to make this a holiday, so we rented a motel in neighboring Penticton, for the four days.  We are a tourist area so we have a lot of motels and facilities for tourists!  The motel we rented was right across the road from the lake.  (prime, of course for when the tourists are here in the summer.)
We did some of the touristy things, and went our for lunch and dinner a few times.  If we had been totally away from our area, we would have had to have someone checking the house, and looking after the cat.  As we were only 10 miles away, we went home every day to check on the house and the cat.  It was a nice little break and we have now returned home.  We only have to remember to not drink the water!

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