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Winter Fruit

Snowed last night. Went out for a little drive this morning and spotted apples still left on the trees from the fall. Winter seems to be a time when you need to look harder for pictures. 7 more words


Riesling, Upper Bench Winery, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, 12.5% abv, 2013, $C19

Looking for something that tastes good and won’t kill your wallet after you pay for the Thai food delivery and your tom yum goong?

A trustworthy effort from the Upper Bench Winery from just outside of Penticton, this Riesling is deep straw in colour with aromas of pomelo and lemon pith with crushed rocks and a tiny whiff of petrol. 46 more words


Wines perfect for holiday entertaining and gift giving

Well here we are. December already. Don’t look now, but the push to the holiday season is in full swing.

The buzz and rush can get tiring. 980 more words


Foggy Morning

A blanket of fog settled into our valley this morning so out with the camera I went. I spotted a little sparrow hawk on a post but it only stayed around long enough for a quick shot. 13 more words

Nature Shots

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I’ve been back nearly three months and creating this record is taking far longer than I imagined. Meanwhile I’m trying to get a house ready for selling and down-sizing for a move, so my time has been occupied elsewhere. 459 more words

Big bold reds to go with the Stampeders' playoff push

November means one thing for fans of Canadian football — the playoffs. The drive to 104th Grey Cup in Toronto begins next weekend.

Postseason anticipation is perhaps no higher than here in Calgary where the Stampeders put together one of the greatest regular seasons in CFL history, finishing at 15-2-1. 970 more words


More Autumn Views

As the Okanagan descends gently into winter, here are a few more views.

On a recent sunny day, M. and I went up to Chute Lake. 188 more words