Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OK Falls Provincial Park

Maple Leaves by Okanagan River

Splendid Maples

Hanne enjoying a Contemplatative Rest

Tall Ponderosa Pine amongst the Deciduous Trees
We enjoyed our walk by the river yesterday and met a couple of busy girls inspecting a whole bunch of dead salmon a colleague had gathered from the water for scientific purposes. The Sockeye Salmon had reached the end of their life cycle after spawning in the local gravel beds. It is amazing how far they have swum, all the way up the Columbia River system from the Pacific Ocean. We saw some freshly laid salmon eggs they were also studying. The fall colors in the park were stunning. We sure live in a beautiful part of the world. Sad about the demise of English cricket ( India won 5-0 ) but good news that the All Blacks beat France at Rugby Football. My grandson Sam in New Zealand watched the game at the stadium- lucky chap!


Claudia Moser said...

Simply wonderful!

jennyfreckles said...

It's good to be back and I'm glad to be able to enjoy your beautiful Fall colours. What blue skies you have too.

Desiree said...

These colours are so striking. No wonder you felt cheated with the far less dramatic display of Autumn colour I proffered during our Autumnal season earlier this year.

Filip Demuinck said...

The first picture is special, the leaves in combination with the sun light is very bright. Top.


Michael and Hanne said...

Today the skies are grey Jenny. Yesterday they were photoshop enhanced, I have to admit. Sorry to disappoint you Des. Our colors are bright I confess. But the photos.....well they are photos, not reality??? Thank you all for visiting our blog. We were definitely NOT cheated visiting yours!

Alan Burnett said...

Wonderful pictures : I always think that the word "Fall" as applied to a season is one of the most creative inventions of the North American continent. A perfect description.

Michael and Hanne said...

Sorry Alan. It comes from 16th C England. See the next post!
Thank you for your compliments. You obviously inspired my post!