As the weather starts to warm up, the hibernating or warm weather critters are appearing. Now if we could just keep the wind at bay, the temperatures would be quite pleasant. The darn wind keeps sweeping down off the snowy ridges. We seem to be getting a lot more wind than we’ve experienced in previous visits to Penticton.
Other than some necessary grocery shopping, I haven’t been in any stores. We continue to walk but more and more people are getting out making it more difficult to keep the distance. The other night after supper we went walking along the KVR railroad trail and saw one other person who went by us on his bike.
One day we went for a drive west of Penticton up into the hills. We found a quiet place to have our lunch sitting beside the car and only two vehicles went by, it was very peaceful. The bluebirds were serenading us for most of our stop. We've managed to find a few more geocaches as well.
Quail puffed up to keep warm
Balsamroot behind Saskatoon flowers
Squirrel with a tasty mushroom
Looking over Trout Creek estuary from the KVR trail
The KVR trail
Another Ground Squirrel just down the road a little further
Wild Clematis along Penticton Creek