The famed winery Quails' Gate in West Kelowna is aptly named after these birds. Quails have been caught red-handed in West Kelowna eating fresh greens in peoples' gardens without an invitation. They are rarely seen in flight and generally run or flee as their method of moving about. They're like fugitive birds on the lam, most likely from angry gardeners.
I've never seen a dog look so unimpressed as this Spaniel did while traveling Highway 1 just outside of Bridal Falls in the back of a pick-up truck. Sitting in the bed of a truck going 120 km/hr down the highway would instill a bit more excitement in me than apparently in this dog, but I guess after you've done it a handful of times as I'm sure Spaniel here has, the sense of wild abandon must lose its shine.
The squirrels usually get to all the nuts first and steal them away, but almonds are a hard nut to crack so the squirrels tend to leave the almond tree alone. Here's the stages of how the almonds you snack on get from the tree to your snacking bowl:
You know those miniature scale models of cityscapes that architects create in order to help them sell a building project? Well, this isn't one of those despite it looking like one... to me anyhow. I took this photo of the actual city through the front windshield while crossing over False Creek in Vancouver. Now if only I could figure out how to make photos of money look real enough to use to buy one of the condo units pictured here!
I expected to see a family of Smurfs living in this tree trunk because it was perfect, like a work of art. It is a remnant from one of the many giant cedars that grow on the West Coast. This was close to Twin Falls in Lynn Canyon, which has a giant-redwood-forest feel to it. One could easily mistake many parts of BC for California.
There's a few things to make fun of on this sign for a local strip mall, but it's the silly establishment name of "Happy Scissors" that caught my attention. I guess it's better than calling the shop "Disgruntled Scissors". That would just scare people away.