Wednesday, September 28, 2011


An incredible weather system blew in yesterday. We were on our way to Okanagan Lake in the car when it started. By the time we arrived by the lakeshore the wind was whipping up foaming waves in which the gulls were dipping for morsels, and the rain was battering our roof, so we just parked and waited. Soon a patch of blue sky started to spread in from the west, and two rainbows appeared on the lake against the black clouds. By afternoon, we were able to sit on our deck in the hot sun for our afternoon tea! We had to make do with beer yesterday, as there was no water for the whisky, but we survived!
Here is a poem from another wet day in Alberta back in August:-

" On Driving Home from Thorsby"

Cows lie in wet, thistly fields,
Hay bales moulder in the rain,
Petunia baskets, pink plastic wrappings
Bedeck telegraph poles,
And glowering, low black clouds
All overhang the drive home.

Adam's Portrait of Elise and Hanne by Skaha Lake

Clouds over Penticton

Linden Fall Bouquet

Adam, Elise, and Hanne, Skaha Lake


Claudia Moser said...

The flowers are amazing!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice pictures and place. I would like to go there once. Must be fun to have a walk.


Alan Burnett said...

More brilliant photographs and some excellent words as well. But I have to take exception to any sentence that runs "We had to make do with beer yesterday"

Michael and Hanne said...

I thought I would get a rise out of Alan with that sentence!

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hope the water is back by now.