Thursday, June 14, 2012

Keremeos

Swollen by Spring Snow Melt, the Similkameen River roars by.

Parked for Photos; See the wind blowing from right to left....

Drying Hay

Vineyard on River Rd Keremeos. No fences in this town!
Yesterday was very windy, with cloud shadows and warm sun, we were out exploring Keremeos again down on River Road, and stocking up on Gala apples. You can see the trees bending to the left in the wind, and the waves on the swollen Similkameen river. Flooding is still going on in the Okanagan, especially the Shushwap river basin. One chap got very hot hiking, and jumped in the river to cool off. He hasn't been seen since! Some of the scenery is so reminiscent of the English Lake District. The cherry tree branches were here and there tied down to the the ground to stop wind damage. They will be picking in a couple of weeks; they are already harvesting further south in the USA, and we could have bought a box of theirs for $5 at the roadside stores in Keremeos.

2 comments:

Filip and Kristel said...

Again an excellent header picture.

Greetings,
Filip

L. D. Burgus said...

Hey your trees really are leaning. I have seen artists who demonstrate painting and end up with leaning trees. Great photos in spite of the wind conditions.