Friday, May 29, 2009

Spring into Summer

Spring came late this year to the Okanagan but it's sure been beautiful! We have enjoyed our morning walks more than ever as these are the sights we see each morning! The blossom on the apple trees has gone now, and the ducklings grow each day we pass by, but it's all so wonderful and we are appreciating every moment. Just yesterday we saw 2 lots of baby birds. One set was a mother quail with a brood of chicks zipping along behind her and the other was a mother bird guarding her nest with at least 2 little heads poking out from under her. When she moved away there were still 2 un-hatched eggs in the little ground nest - so cute!
We're having a good spell of weather now (everyone is hoping that THIS is summer!) And we're enjoying getting out on the motorbike and lunches and walks by the lakeshore. And I got a new haircut which I'm loving after so many years with longer hair - it doesn't get so messed up from the helmet when out on the bike - perfect :-)
Happy Summer!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Knox Mountain Hill Climb

Today we went to spectate at a popular annual event - the Knox Mountain Hill Climb. Knox Mountain is a popular park right on the edge of town full of hiking and mountain bike trails. But for the May long weekend its closed for 'regular' use and becomes Kelowna's very own speed trials track. The 2.2m paved road to the top of the mountain rises 800ft and the record is an unbelievable 1m 37s. Today we were seeing plenty of sprints around the 2 minute mark. It's crazy stuff with street legal cars to the super sporty and heavily modified. We were cheering on the mini in the main picture. It caught Chris's attention when we heard it had a motorbike engine in it. The car had been imported from the UK and been changed from right to left hand drive. And when we got to chat to the driver he was English too - just recently immigrated into Canada. Sadly he didn't have a good day - this was the first outing for the newly modified car. But thrills and action all the way for Victoria Day weekend.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Digi Layout

My friend Carol has become a digital designer. And I've been promising myself to get around to using some of her fabulous creations. Finally I've taken some time out to sit down and do some digi-scrapping. We had some great photos of our nephew Callum rowing with his school team on the Thames last December. It was so cold and frosty that day and he was out of the house travelling across London to go training - he's only 15 and is so committed (remember this was Sunday, cold, and early - I know where I could be found at 8am on a Sunday when I was his age!)
Patterned papers: cpz designs 'What's a DH' paper kit, template: Jen Caputo, Felt stars: Sweet Shop Designs Carnival Kit, title tag: K Pertiet, Small stars & paperclip: OScraps Moonrise elements
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