Kelowna….Nature’s Playground

2018 has been a year , till now, of staying at home. A look back to the summer of 2016 through the playing fields of wine country....Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. "What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness* or if winter is there can summer be far … Continue reading Kelowna….Nature’s Playground

Lavender Pathways

Sitting in snow-bound Calgary I dream of the picturesque, aromatic lavender pathways of Okanagan Lavender Farm near Kelowna. This is probably what the glossy brochures mean when they tell you to visit and breathe in the rejuvenating lavender freshness to suffice for the winter months. We had stopped for a few hours at the farm, … Continue reading Lavender Pathways

Emerald Lake ..A Sparkler in Wilderness

EMERALD LAKE, YOHO NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA: In 1882 veteran European explorer Tom Wilson was led to this awe-inspiring lake nestled between the Rockies by his wayward horses. The gleaming emerald-green waters, result of fine particles of glacial sediment, left him transfixed “For a few moments I sat [on] my horse and enjoyed the rare, … Continue reading Emerald Lake ..A Sparkler in Wilderness