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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


Merlot, Upper Bench Estate Winery, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2012, 14.3% abv, C$26

I visited this winery in mid-August 2015 on the day they were actually harvesting Chardonnay for sparkling wine out back.  Yes, in August!

While I had real trouble getting the attention of those behind the bar for tastings, eventually I managed to leave with a variety of bottles. 94 more words


An Aspen Forest in Autumn

Yesterday, M and I went for a hike in Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. It had rained earlier in the day, but when we got started at about one pm, it was bright and sunny with that sharp clarity of fall light. 169 more words