Monday, April 13, 2020


Life hasn’t changed much since our quarantine period expired.  The only change is that I go and buy our own groceries.  We are still avoiding people and not getting together for any meals.   I have been going through my images that I have scanned over the years and editing and posting them on Facebook to entertain my family and friends.  Some of the photos are my own from slides, negatives and prints while others have come from family and friends.  My Uncle Guy, years ago, gave me a box of old family negatives dating back to about 1915.  Many of them are in poor condition with scratches, bends and holes and they take an incredible amount of time to get a useable image in post processing.  It isn’t unusual to spend half an hour on just one image.  Some of the more recent ones were taken under poor lighting conditions and even after extensive editing are poor photos but they still are entertaining so I post them.
We’ve gone geocaching a couple times in remote areas.  No worries about meeting other people as one set hadn’t had anybody find them since last fall and last night some I found hadn’t been seen since September 2018.   We took a long drive the other day down near Rock Creek which turned into a 235 km loop for us.  We were up around 4,000 feet elevation and there were some pretty big snow banks in places.   I managed to find one cache easily but it was encased in ice and in order to not damage it, I had to be careful how I extracted it.  Not having the proper tools, I used a little glovebox tool kit that had a tiny knife.  It took me ten minutes to get it free.  In spots that were free of snow it was very pretty and we will have to go back later to enjoy the scenery.  I got less than half the available caches since we were only able to commit just over three hours.
Not sure where we will go to from here but we do need to get to Salmon Arm in the next week or so to get our income tax done.   We have no appointments to worry about this time since everything is closed down.  I’m hoping that after our taxes are done we can find a place out in the boonies somewhere to hide for a while avoiding people.  We did go and dump tanks and fill with propane the other day and I went to a laundromat one day as well.  Only two other people came in the whole time.  You go in and put the clothes in the washer then sit out in the car until time to move it to the dryers.  I’m hoping it is a quiet next time.

1 PM April 3 and this was happening.  We got off lucky as some areas had a couple inches

Miles out on a muddy back road the other day we came on this.  When I looked inside, there were some great looking brown eggs so we bought two dozen.

Taken at a distance with my phone this is a high tech homeless man.  He has a little trailer hooked on behind a mobility scooter with a solar panel to charge the batteries.  The panel acts as the top of his trailer.

Here it is April and this guy hasn't dropped his antlers yet.  All the other bucks are starting their new growth already.

There are a lot of deer in this town and quite a few come by here to visit

Taken out the window this morning with my full frame DSLR and 100-400 lens

Osoyoos, BC

Highway 3 curling up to Anarchist Mountain from the Okanagan Valley and Osoyoos

These two images are from along the Bridesville-Rock Creek Road where we were geocaching the other day

Northern Flicker

A Wasp or Hornet nest that survived the winter

These two of Penticton Creek were taken from a pedestrian bridge looking upstream and down

A long shot of Balsamroot taken across the creek

A bit of yard art

Some type of Geese heading north last night

More yard art, wondered if it was kids art class since more were added since the first time we saw them

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