Ponderings Category

19 , March

MARCH 19 2014

MANY ORCHARDISTS HAVE COLD STORAGE FACILITIES SO THEY CAN SELL THEIR FRUIT THROUGHOUT THE WINTER…… OUR  WALK-IN COOLER KEEPS OUR FRUIT  ABOUT 8 MONTHS OR LESS DEPENDING ON THE VARIETY OF FRUIT….. AS YOU CAN SEE….. LOCAL APPLE ORCHARDISTS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF THROWING OUT LAST YEARS CROP AND CLEANING OUT THERE STORAGE COOLERS…… […]

18 , March

MARCH 18 2014

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN ON THE INDIAN RESERVE ABOUT 5 KM SOUTHWEST OF KEREMEOS….. THE RATTLE SNAKES AND BOA CONSTRICTORS IN OUR AREA HIBERNATE FOR ABOUT 7 MONTHS EACH YEAR…. SNAKES ARE COLD BLOODED AND FREEZE EASILY…… DENISA TOOK THIS PICTURE LAST WEEK….. NO…… I COULDN’T TALK HER INTO CLIMBING INTO THE LARGE CAVE IN […]

17 , March

MARCH 17 2014

THIS SHOT OF THE ASHNOLA RIVER WAS TAKEN ABOUT 20 KM SOUTH WEST OF OUR HOME…. IT IS A SMALL FAST RUNNING RIVER THAT IS FED FROM A HIGH MOUNTAIN LAKE NEAR THE USA BORDER…. THE REASON THERE IS STILL SO MUCH ICE IS BECAUSE OF THE HIGHER ELEVATION AS WELL AS THE LACK OF […]

14 , March

MARCH 14 2014

THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY IS MUCH MORE THAN ORCHARDS, VINEYARDS, AND MARKET GARDENS….. IT IS ALSO BEEF COUNTRY….. MOST OF THE RANCHERS HERE RAISE BLACK ANGUS CATTLE…… THESE 4 BABY ANGUS ARE ABOUT 6 WEEKS OLD….. THEY ARE HANGING OUT AND PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER WHILE THEIR MOTHERS ARE HAVING A BREAK…..

13 , March

MARCH 13 2014

BOY…. LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE A WEEK MAKES ON THE SIMILKAMEEN RIVER….. THE ICE IS ALMOST GONE…… IT WILL BE ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO BEFORE WE WILL HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE RIVER AS THE HUGE SNOW PACK MELTS……

12 , March

MARCH 12 2014

SPRING IS INDEED SPRINGING…… PICTURED IS AN OLD FORD PICK-UP TRUCK THAT HAS COME OUT OF HIDING…. IT HAS BEEN WAITING FOR MANY SPRING AND SUMMER DRIVES THAT ARE SOON UPON US……  IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE THE OWNERS OF THESE WONDERFUL ANTIQUES…… DRIVING DOWN THE LOCAL ROADS WITH THEIR PASSENGERS BEAMING WITH PRIDE…….  YESTERDAY’S […]

11 , March

MARCH 11 2014

SPRING IS INDEED SPRINGING…… THE DAFFODILS IN OUR STRAWBERRY PATCH HAVE BROKEN THROUGH…… IT WON’T BE LONG BEFORE WE CAN PICK FRESH DAFFS FOR OUR KITCHEN TABLE….. THE 14 DAY WEATHER FORECAST IS FOR DAYTIME TEMPS TO AVERAGE 8 C AND OUR OVERNIGHT TEMPS TO AVERAGE 2 C… THESE TEMPERATURES ARE WAY BELOW SEASONAL NORMAL […]

10 , March

MARCH 10 2014

FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS OUR TEMPERATURES ARE ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL… AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS PICTURE THE SIMILKAMEEN RIVER IS STARTING TO THAW….. IT WILL TAKE A WHILE FOR THINGS TO REALLY GET UNDERWAY…. ONCE THE BIG THAW BEGINS IN EARNEST WE WILL BE WATCHING THE RIVER DAILY IF NOT MORE OFTEN…… […]

7 , March

MARCH 7 2014

A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO I SPENT THE DAY AT THE PENTICTON HOSPITAL WATCHING JUST HOW SLOW THE TWO UNITS OF BLOOD WAS ENTERING MY BODY…. IT IS A SLOW PROCESS BUT I AM NOT COMPLAINING…… THE FRESH BLOOD FROM A BLOND 23 YEAR OLD SWEDISH GIRL COMBINED WITH THE BLOOD OF A 25 YEAR […]

6 , March

MARCH 6 2014

CHECK OUT THIS ANT ENJOYING A FEAST OF APHIDS….. THIS CAPTURE IS NOT AS CLEAR AS I LIKE IT BUT IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AFTER CLICKING ON THE PICTURE YOU STILL MIGHT BE ABLE TO SEE ALL THE HAIR ON HER LEGS AND BODY…… I SHOT THIS WITH A 100 MM LENS AT 1/250 SECOND…… […]