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Taking a chance

Yesterday, C and I pointed the car west and began to climb out of the Okanagan valley up, up, and up the Coastal mountain range for what seemed like an awfully long time. Driving my large 4-wheel drive often means that open windows leave little room for conversation, however air conditioning leaves us dying for fresh air. So, when we were two hours driving, I spied a little turn off and a little dirt road which promised a lake.

Look at those inviting clouds showing the way. Can you blame us? šŸ˜€

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About two km down the road and there it was. A perfect little lake in the middle of meadows set about with wild flowers.

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We stopped the car, got out and decided we needed a walk around. How glorious and warm the day was.

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The crickets were chirping, the red-winged blackbirds singing, the swallows swooping above the water where a loon was diving, and, every so often, a lake trout jumped for a fly and landed with a gentle “glop” sound and perfectly circular ripples.

We walked and then we sat and took it all in for a long time.

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And then, we hit that interminable highway again.

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Sharing with Mary at Mosaic Monday

Comments: 19

  • Christie

    June 23, 2014
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    I love how you enjoy your life and find ways to make it even better!

  • Donnamae

    June 23, 2014
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    Wonderful pictures! Glad you stopped along the way! šŸ˜‰

  • June 23, 2014
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    So beautiful!

  • June 23, 2014
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    Ahh, the Okanagan, spectacular area. Been there, done that, my brother lives in the area! Lovely photos!

  • June 23, 2014
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    It’s always worth stopping on a long drive to take a break and enjoy beautiful surroundings… but when time has been short and you’ve left family, friends or fun behind it’s so hard to get back in the vehicle and continue the looooong journey home, no matter how wonderful home is.

  • June 23, 2014
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    Hi Veronica, so lovely pictures – i enyoyde your ride!

    Thanks for stopping & leave a comment – you’re right, his place is outside, not inside!

  • June 23, 2014
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    Hi, what a lovely blog post – such stunning scenery and it looks so calm and peaceful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog – I have never heard of Art in Action but looked it up and it looks very interesting and right up my street! I might try and get along this year – are you exhibiting/demonstrating or visiting?
    Thanks again, and hope you have a great week.

  • June 24, 2014
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    rare and wonderful things await us off the beaten path.
    ~Dawn

  • June 24, 2014
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    Hi Veronica, Thank you for visiting me. It is nice to meet you through Mosaic Monday. What wonderful photos you have shared. Makes me long for fresh air!

  • June 24, 2014
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    A swallows nest?!!! Too amazing. That meadfow basically begged to be sat upon šŸ™‚

  • daryledelstein

    June 24, 2014
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    i agree long drives need open windows and stops for lakes ā€¦

  • June 24, 2014
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    Always stop to look and store up heart pictures. It makes a trip stay with you forever. Lovely shots!

  • June 24, 2014
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    Meadows like these are always a pleasure to spend time in, as they are often so peaceful and full of interesting things to see. I love your daughter’s colorful sunglasses!

  • June 25, 2014
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    What a beautiful spot! šŸ™‚

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