Saturday, June 13, 2020


While geocaching in the hills above West Kelowna, we drove by some awesome displays of wildflowers in their natural environment.  The climax came when the walk to a cache took us through a wildflower meadow with many different flowers in peak bloom.  With just having my walk around Canon SX60 with us the first day, we went back another day with my Canon 6D full frame camera with a dedicated macro lens and tripod.  However, my iPhone 11 camera gave me some pretty good shots both days.

We continue to have a wet spring here in the Okanagan valley.  On the dry days we either work in the yard or go geocaching.  We have been able to help Karen fulfill some of her dreams regarding her yard and gardens so that makes us feel better about parking in her yard for so long.

One of the regular visitors here

This cow Moose crossed in front of us the other day up in the hills above West Kelowna.  She didn't want to stay and pose for a portrait though.

Indian Paintbrush and Larkspur

Indian Paintbrush

Arrow-leafed Groundsel

Fairy Slipper

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

Balsamroot, Larkspur, Indian Paintbrush and more

Lupines, Indian Paintbrush and a solitary Arnica

Indian Paintbrush


Spotted Coralroot

Mountain Ladyslipper

Chocolate Lilies

Chocolate Lilies

Shooting Stars

One-flowered Cancer-root



Lupine and Indian Paintbrush

Wild Strawberry flowers

An Avens called Old Man's Whiskers

Shooting Stars taken with the iPhone 11

Balsamroot and Paintbrush taken by the iPhone

iPhone again

Another shot with the iPhone11 with Shooting Stars.  If you zoom in and look in the center distance, you can actually see the bottom of Okanagan Lake, the narrow strip that is Penticton and then Skaha Lake beyond.  It is about 43 kms to Penticton.  That's about 27 miles for those who are metric challenged.

Aileen spotted these Lupines while we were having lunch along an old logging road.  iPhone 11

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