Okanagan Moments – Not Too Much Talking

Thank you for visiting “Life and Random Thinking” today – David

Spring is dragging its feet this year and the fruit tree blooms are slowly arriving. It was minus 1 this morning so I imagine the robins are very confused/perplexed.

Today I am going to share a handful of local photos that I have been planning to share for some time. ♥

Pictures information instead of captions –

  • My son and I have been painting some rocks, a few are by the front door – one of my favorites is the tiny ladybug.
  • The Sicamous paddle-wheeler – a landmark in my city of Penticton. The Canadian Pacific Railway used paddle-wheelers to transport goods and people before there were roads and the Kettle Valley Railway. The Sicamous was built in May of 1914. She is a steel-hulled icebreaker measuring 200.5 feet by 40 feet. The SS Sicamous carried up to 300 passengers, with overnight accommodations and a fine dining room. She ceased operations in 1936 and was permanently beached here in Penticton in August 1951. You can still tour her and we have attended jazz events and murder mysteries nights there. There is a well done miniature train set up on the main floor which shows the route of the Kettle Valley Railway.
  • Apricot blossoms – I love this beautiful Summerland photo from my friend Greg. Thanks Greg!
  • Looking north along one of the two lakes in my city, the Okanagan lake. The Okanagan lake is home to the Ogopogo a native legend that resides in the lake’s depths and surfaces just often enough to keep the legend alive.

I hope you let me know what you liked. – Happy weekend friends ♥

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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10 Responses to Okanagan Moments – Not Too Much Talking

  1. Beautiful photos. You’ve inspired me to paint rocks with my grandkids.


  2. gc1963 says:

    I like the rock paintings


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you – so easy to do – the easels are everywhere. During the pandemic the children in the area began painting rocks and leaving along trails with messages of hope and spots of colour. My son had been painting rocks for years including a huge (and heavy) river rock which is a colourful turtle. – thank you for commenting and visiting- David


  3. lghiggins says:

    I love that the paddle boat was repurposed instead of scuttled. I’m sure it makes for some fun times and it looks majestic on the water. Rock painting is a good hobby. I have only tried my hand at small ones, but I remember seeing a huge frog in one of my travels. I guess to do the big ones, you have to see the design in the rock before you start. Thanks for sharing those great photos. Have a nice weekend with warmer weather. Our temperatures are up but so are the winds!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Linda. My son has a few large rocks from Manning Park he has done. I have no idea how he lifted them into the car. He painted them to represent the turtles we have loved seeing in Hawaii. ♥ Thank you so sincerely for reading and commenting. – David

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  4. Wynne Leon says:

    Great pictures. I like the ladybug sitting on the yellow flowers – but they are all good!


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