May 8, 2014
No, Penticton did not fall off the edge of the earth! However, this pedestrian’s camera died, and it took her some time to replace it. Quite some time. But now she has one, and is slowly getting into the habit of snapping photos of our beautiful city and its environs. Actually, she’s had the camera for 3 months … so will be doing a bit of “catch up” posting on here.
The snapshots below were taken the day the new camera was bought, and really capture the fact that we do live in the “beautiful sunny south Okanagan” — even in the winter of 2013-2014 when so much of North America was caught up in blizzards and tornadoes and other wild weather, this corner of Canada had a wonderfully pleasant winter season overall. Yes, we had a bit of snow, but never more than a few inches. Yes, we had some sub-zero temperatures — possibly as low as -10C or even -15C on rare occasions. And in spite of the reputation for gray, gloomy skies in winter due to evaporation off the lakes surrounding Penticton, we had some amazingly sunny winter skies as well. Why, then, would anyone want to “fly south for winter”?