We are heading down the road later this morning. We will stay near Hope, BC tonight and have been invited to supper at my Aunt June's. She lives in Hope. Tomorrow we will catch the ferry to Vancouver Island and will stay near Sidney for five nights. We will visit our son and his family and are getting together with Aileen's cousin and his wife for lunch on Monday. Next Wednesday, we will move further up Island to my brother's. Along the way, we will join our Escapees Chapter friends at their monthly luncheon in Ladysmith.
Close up of Balsam Root Flower
These pretty little guys are Spring Beauties
Chase, BC where the Thompson River flows out of Little Shuswap Lake. This was "our" town from 1977 until 1993. Aileen worked there and the kids went to school. We lived several miles out of town in Turtle Valley.
We went to visit friends Ann and Dave the other day, who have an acreage along the river east of Sicamous. Dave gave this little Chipmunk a peanut so he posed for me.
We watched these American Goldfinches from the table while we were having tea
Mitzy and I wandered around down at the lakeshore while Aileen was visiting friends. This Great Blue Heron was busy having breakfast.
We watched two Osprey catch and eat their breakfast
The turtles were enjoying some sunshine
Nice to be back in the land of evergreen trees
As Mitzy and I were walking along, I looked back and saw Mitzy nose to nose with this Western Painted Turtle
The fountain in McQuire Lake, Salmon Arm
Backlit lily pad leaf
Ring-billed Gulls and turtle
Friends, just hanging out
Red Winged Blackbird