I hate getting up early. Sunrise scenes like this though at Canada Place with a camera phone in hand make it worthwhile losing out on some sleep.
I was somewhat disappointed after I got home and watched this video I took of Okanagan Lake because I hadn't spent the time to take a nice photo. It was quite picturesque.
It's the close of the holiday season, and the weather certainly has not been frightful around these parts. We've had it generally mild and bright, and these birds were out making the most of basking under the chilly but blue skies at this apparent hot spot for bird meetings. I didn't park my car under them despite the satisfaction I'm sure they would've gotten out of it.
This dock in Peachland reflects a very serene scene. In summertime it's the exact opposite; laden with bodies, you'll barely be able to see the dock, or Okanagan Lake for that matter, because of the popularity among locals and tourists alike.
There must have been a mish-mash of feelings upstairs given this portrayal of every possible emotion: happy white pillowy clouds, angry dark clouds, glimmers of blue sky among shadows of gloom, but with a dash of hopeful sun tapping in the mix. This is confusion manifested in the clouds.
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.
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.