Saturday, July 25, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Octava, my writing group, met at Haney Heritage Park
for lunch and writing yesterday.
Our table was reserved on the porch.
Unfortunately our founding member (Magi) was unable to join us
but we welcomed a young writer (Satchi) to our session.
While writing and eating we were serenaded by the roar of motorcycles
as they cruised by enroute to STOMP in Sicamous, helicopters as they
approached the airport and an over zealous grounds keeper
on his "ride-em" lawn mower!!
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
On our morning walk to the wharf
we spotted THREE chicks in the osprey nest!
An "expert birder" told us that the third chick
to hatch would probably not survive as the earlier
hatchings would dominate and control the food supply.
Just one is visible in this shot...feeding on the day's catch!
After our walk we visited a friend's garden to gather apricots.
She said that they ripened overnight
and began to fall from the branches.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Opening Reception was held last night for the current exhibition at our Art Gallery.
Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller were present to welcome visitors
to their installation of "Experiment in F# Minor - The Muriel Lake Incident".
A crowd of 60-70 people gathered outside and inside
for refreshments and opening remarks.
The exhibition is open to the public on Tuesday - Saturday
between the hours of 11am-5pm
until August 29, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
We drove to Kelowna yesterday in search of new shoes for John. As usual he bought the first and only pair that he tried on.....and, within ten minutes we were back in the car. I suggested that we should visit the Kelowna Art Gallery which was exhibiting "A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Art Collection".
This exhibition included pieces by Varley, Harris, Jackson and Emily Carr but the ones that made a lasting impression for me were pieces by Charles Comfort and David Milne.
Prairie Road by Charles Comfort (1925)
Young Canadian by Charles Comfort (1935)
Flowers by David Milne
Drypoint print (1923)
A special thanks to Kelowna Art Gallery
for giving us a glimpse of Canada's artistic history
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Jonas played some of his compositions at the Ross Street Plaza
on Friday at noon. The stage has scheduled entertainment
at various times throughout the summer.
This morning we were treated to a very rare sight while walking on the wharf.
One of the osprey parents flew down to the water below
and enjoyed a leisurely bath!
The young ones watched from the nest above.
There was much flapping of wings after
before returning to the nest.