A “Blissful” day

Thanks for visiting today to my blog. Just a quick note to share my day, – David

Today I had the occasion to once again travel up the valley, driving and enjoying the view of the Okanagan lake as it stretches over a hundred miles from the northern tip of Penticton.

On the way out of town this morning I had the good fortune to see a small flock of six white trumpeter swans flying in formation. It seemed they sensed I wanted to be sure my sight was not tricking me and they flew overtop me on the road out of town. I wasn’t driving so I had an excellent gander, all beautiful white specimens – six of them.

Photo by Vladimir Srajber on Pexels.com

Later after my appointment we stopped in Peachland, as we drove south this time along the lake. It was time to enjoy some Bliss. Bliss bakery that is. This is a lakeside favorite of locals in Peachland.

We sat there by the lake, and had a coffee. A few people came and chatted for with us for awhile. We shared a coffee recommendation spot in Penticton and they shared with us a spot to try tomorrow in Kelowna (stay tuned).

Staying strong today, we resisted the muffins, croissants and soup at Bliss and enjoyed the journey home from there.

It was a wonderful day, I chatted with some kind people, I enjoyed the drive and spotted and appreciated my ordinary but amazing world around me.

Blessings to you for visiting. ♥ – David

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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17 Responses to A “Blissful” day

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day.


  2. Jane Fritz says:

    Six trumpeter swans. What an absolute delight. We have lots of wonderful gifts of nature in New Brunswick, but not swans. Thanks for sharing, David.


  3. Sheree says:

    Blissful indeed!


  4. lghiggins says:

    We had a yearly migration of Sand Hill cranes in New Mexico, Monarch butterflies in Michoacan, Mexico, and now in geese in Oklahoma who don’t seem to want to go any further. I would love to see trumpeter swans. Thanks for sharing your swans and your day; I’m sure the treats at Bliss were hard to pass up.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      We are both nature lovers. My wife loves butterflies so much. I saw a couple more trumpeter swans today and their heads were down, cold south wind and they were buttoned down. ♥ When it comes to Bliss Bakery – I can resist anything except temptation. ♥

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  5. Lynn says:

    Love those days when we slow down long enough to truly take in the beauty before us in all regards. Sounds like this was one of those days!


  6. Darlene says:

    A perfect day! It is a gorgeous part of the world.


  7. HI David,
    It sounds like that was a wonderful day!
    Great pictures, as usual!
    I now want to go to the Bliss bakery. I adore bakeries, and I can only imagine one named Bliss! lol
    Blessings to you! ♥♥


  8. A reminder that gratitude leads to Bliss! I see you and your metaphor, David. Happy Sunday!


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