Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today's early morning walk

We enjoyed another early morning walk to the wharf 
for a glimpse of the flight training sessions.

It sounded like a continual series of instructions
to a very reluctant student.

The seadoo rental business is booming.

The lake resembles pea soup under the wharf!

An invitation to "RELAX".

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A great day

Had a great day with Heather and Augie... at Terra Nova...

...buying produce from the Terra Nova sharing farm...

...examining fish at the Steveston docks...

...and walking all over the world!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Family time

Papa decided that he would offer 
to piggyback this little guy 
who seems to grow inches every day!

The extra pair of hands was available to catch any falling bodies!

Family fun on the rooftop!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Octava at Haney

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

Musical cookies

A musical theme for yesterday's
coffee and cookies at the gallery.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Osprey chicks and apricots

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.
So delicious!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Coco Love Alcorn - house concert

Last night we enjoyed a house concert
at our friends' home with guest artist Coco Love-Alcorn.


Coco has an amazing voice and a great personality
that connects with everyone in an intimate setting.
It was a wonderful evening!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Salmon Arm Art Gallery

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

Downtown mosaic

Our gorgeous downtown mosaic provides a stunning backdrop
for local summer performers at the Ross Street Plaza
during the summer months...
Thursday evenings, Friday lunchtime and Saturday evenings.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A visit to Kelowna

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

Music and an osprey bath

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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Giving Tree

Sitting in the shade of a large tree at Confederation Park,
Papa read "The Giving Tree", by Shel Silverstein, to Augie.