Winter keeps taking a run at us but so far isn’t really getting
a foothold. We get a dusting of snow and
it disappears fairly quickly. We had a
couple days of respite from the wind but it is back again. Last night it was so nasty we cut our walk
short and went for a drive to look at Christmas lights.
We’ve been shelling walnuts for several days and finally
completed it today. Our friend Karen has
three walnut trees and most people have had their fill over the years so I didn’t
have much competition when I was gathering them. I wandered around under the trees for several
days picking them up then spreading them out in beer flat boxes in the storage
container so they could dry. We ended up
with 8.9 pounds of finished product which translates to about 30 pounds of dry
walnuts in the shell. Aileen uses
walnuts in her homemade granola and gluten free breads. I’m
not fond of them myself.
Two of my Facebook friends recently posted a photo of an old
Ford truck and I just happened to know where it was taken since it is only 23
kms (14 miles) from here. I thought it
might be neat to show them some photos taken in the snow. Since it is higher elevation than here and
the fact that I can look across town and up the valley toward it, I knew there
would be snow. So that was my mission
yesterday morning. I always find it neat
when somebody from a long distance away posts a photo and I’m able to say that I
have been there and I know exactly where it is.
With all the hoopla about Covid and the new orders to limit
visiting, Aileen and I are having Christmas dinner on our own this year. I went and bought us a nice turkey. I also found our electric roaster in storage
for cooking it. We’ll be just fine.
With lots of time on my hands I’ve been going through my old
photos that are stored on external hard drives and retrieving a few that I hadn’t
edited before. I’ve been sharing them on
various platforms to give some entertainment to others with time to spare. It’s one way to combat boredom. The majority have been going onto Facebook so
if you’re on Facebook but not a friend of mine, you should be able to search
for John Pickard and find me. Others (old
family photos) I’ve been sharing with a Facebook page that is for my cousins
and me that someone else started.
Spotted this horse in a sheltered spot on my drive yesterday
An old building and I got photobombed by a couple horses, you might have to look closely to spot them. You did click on the photo, right?
As we were returning from our evening walk a couple of nights ago, these racoons crossed in front of us. I'm holding a flashlight and the phone in the same hand.
Along on my drive yesterday the sun came out for a bit
Fordson tractor and Ford truck
On our drive last night to look at the lights. This is the SS Sicamous the last sternwheeler to run on Okanagan Lake. It is 200.5 feet long and is now a museum on the beach at Penticton.
Spotted Mr Bones on my walk this afternoon