This is a lifesize representation of how a summeresque afternoon was spent on the back patio of the Penticton Lakeside Resort Convention Centre & Casino. A sweet and tangy lime margarita quenches the thirst after a strenuous dog walk!
A drive up the hill to See Ya Later Ranch Winery in Okanagan Falls is worth the trip. It's also a dog-friendly winery, but your pooch needn't be an upscale connoisseur to enjoy the offerings at See Ya Later. The view of the vineyard alone amongst the mountains right down to Skaha Lake is absolutely fantastic. You can enjoy a glass of wine on the patio, listen to music and enjoy this view. When you live here you don't have to travel to Napa Valley in California to see picturesque vineyards... we have our own Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. It's just as good. Maybe even better!
One of the things that makes British Columbia special is how every region of the province has its own character. There's the rainforest-like West Coast, the farmland of the Fraser Valley, the desert climate of the Central Interior, the rugged Rocky Mountains on the Eastern border and the scenic forests of the North. This is a farm just outside of Chilliwack, highlighted against a dark mountainous backdrop by a sky that didn't know whether to rain or shine.
Bubbles are an instant smile generator for people of all ages, and something about them is rather intriguing. A close-up of this bubble in flight revealed a reflection of the surroundings on its surface, consisting of trees and a house. Even more interesting to me is the mirror image reversed on the bottom half of the bubble. This all has something to do with the reflective properties of light and curved surfaces, but I don't really understand it. I guess I don't really need to.
Saying naughty words gets your mouth washed out with soap when you are a kid, and involving bubbles would probably be slightly more enjoyable than getting a bitter bar of Irish Spring in the yapper. One result of this activity: no more dog breath!
Working a photo of the vista from my balcony that is free from retail signs and residential rooftops relegates the picture to treetops only, but they're still pretty treetops. And colourful. It's almost starting to feel like summer, and all is in bloom.