Taking a chance

June 23, 2014

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? 😀

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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.


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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  • Reply Christie June 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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

    • Reply Veronica June 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Aw, me too Christie 😀

  • Reply Donnamae June 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Glad you stopped along the way! 😉

    • Reply Veronica June 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Couldn’t wait to stop Donnamae. When you see all that beautiful green grass and those alpines… 😀

  • Reply Patricia A. McGoldrick June 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    So beautiful!

    • Reply Veronica June 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much Patricia. It sure was. 😀

  • Reply Karen, Pixel Posts June 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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

    • Reply Veronica June 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much Karen. Next time you’re round my way let me know. 🙂

  • Reply EllaDee June 23, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    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.

  • Reply Ein wenig hiervon & davon June 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Veronica, so lovely pictures – i enyoyde your ride!

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

  • Reply Diana Taylor June 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    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.

  • Reply dawnsrays June 24, 2014 at 2:26 am

    rare and wonderful things await us off the beaten path.

  • Reply Blackberry Lane June 24, 2014 at 3:00 am

    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!

  • Reply Sara v June 24, 2014 at 3:30 am

    A swallows nest?!!! Too amazing. That meadfow basically begged to be sat upon 🙂

  • Reply daryledelstein June 24, 2014 at 4:43 am

    i agree long drives need open windows and stops for lakes …

  • Reply Cass at That Old House June 24, 2014 at 7:14 am

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

  • Reply Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti June 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

    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!

  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow June 25, 2014 at 1:29 am

    What a beautiful spot! 🙂

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