Let’s Get Cracking!

March 18 – 2019 Hello from the Canadian Okanagan valley,  in particular Penticton BC where I live. 

Spring is arriving in the valley this week.  Temperatures are slightly below zero at night also but frost and cold temperatures are losing their grip on Okanagan and Skaha lake quickly.

The snow on my front yard is retreating and with the onset of temperatures like 15 expected this week, the ice on the lakes is noisy.  Yesterday walking along the Okanagan lake seen below, the ice made a loud noise similar to when you add milk to your rice krispies cereal. Snap, Crackle, Pop but much, MUCH noisier.  Occasionally a really large piece would crack and move away from the shore, making me jump.

animal avian beak beautiful

American Robin from Pexel

I have noticed the birds have returned from their down south holidays, and I even spotted an American Robin when I drove to Summerland last week.

Seasons sneak up on us in the valley,  and that I believe will be the case this year. Next week bikes will emerge from garages, gardeners will be starting seeds, and people will be washing cars in driveways.

Just like the Okanagan lake is cracking, and moving ahead to the spring temperatures – I need to get cracking for the optimism and longer days of spring. I will be out there in the sun walking along shore again today.  I hope you enjoy my slides from my walk yesterday, featured below. 

Dear reader – what is happening where you live? Does the longer days of sunlight in spring spark you into action? Thank you for reading and I look forward to replying to any comments. 🙂

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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15 Responses to Let’s Get Cracking!

  1. Spring is coming!
    Take care.

    Neil Scheinin


  2. Beautiful Dave! It must be lovely to walk there…and refreshing I am sure. Happy Spring Northern neighbor. Hope you are staying well.


  3. LA says:

    So very excited for spring. It’s still chilly most days, but you can feel the season about to come!


  4. Lynn says:

    Love the longer days of sunlight although looking forward to those morning not being so dark when the alarm goes off! Still shedding snow & ice here in southern Ontario but spring is in the air! The birds are singing up a storm which is so lovely to hear! Happy Spring!


  5. Yesterday, I was driving my mother to the doctor here in the Lower Mainland, in 22 (c) degree weather. For the first time in weeks, I didn’t need the heater, yet there is still a small pile of snow on our front yard left from all the shovelling we did in Feb. and early March. This weekend my hubby went out and bought seeds for our garden. That small pile of snow reminds me how grateful I am for spring.


  6. I love the longer days, Neil! Seems I get more time to accomplish things. Although I know time is constant and longer days are just an illusion of more time … but I love that illusjon!


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