Wednesday, October 05, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

Well I'm back from our annual trip to the Okanagan in BC. Traveled to Salmon Arm, where we spent the night. Bought some cheese at Gort's Gouda and visited a new winery called Ovino, very good white wine. To Kelowna, for another night and lunch at Freddy's Brew Pub.Then off to Penticton for 3 nights, my favourite place out there. My brother and his wife drove out and met us in Penticton. We spent the next couple of days doing wine tastings at some of the many wineries there now. Found good deals on fruit and vegetables also and brought back a couple boxes of goodies.

I remember the first time we went to the wine festival in Penticton over 20 years ago, there were little wineries selling wine out of their garages, now most of them have built fancy tasting rooms. The wines aren't much better but the prices are getting ridiculous. We pick and choose our favourites who haven't inflated their prices too much.

I got 5 hexies done on the road, and 8 added to the top when we got home. The total is 75 now.



Just north of Keremeos there was a bear along the side of the road eating chokecherries. Lots of cars were stopped and people wee taking pictures. We got out and took some too, but there was one woman who walked right up to tree, before we told her to be careful, she was too close.

Also stopped at Hardy Falls just south of Peachland to watch the Kokanee spawning. We were earlier then usual this year and didn't see as many dead ones. We also saw a black bear on the other side of the stream but he went into the bush and I didn't get a good uicture.

14 comments:

Paula said...

Sounds like a nice trip. Your Flower Garden is really looking wonderful, very nice flowers.
Like the pictures of the bear.

Maria said...

I just love the way your garden is going together.

Oh NO not a bear!!! Ekkkk!!!

Raewyn said...

Your latest flowers are lovely - and your garden is coming together nicely. Sounds like a great trip - you got some unique photos.

Brook said...

Your hexies this week are lovely, sure shades of Autumn. The size of the bear would be enough for me to NOT get out of the car. Thanks for the pictures. Blessings, Brook

Kelli said...

Love the bear photos. :) So cool. And your hexie flowers are just beautiful!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your garden is growing beautifully, your new hexies look great. Nice bear photos - you seem very close!

Hilachas said...

It sounds like you're having a wonderful trip. I love to sew while driving also. Your flowers turned out beautifully.

Becky G said...

Amazing! I am astounded someone would get close to a bear... ee gads! Your photos are wonderful and your flowers beautiful. I love the way your top is turning out too. I have only been doing this for a couple of months, but am getting a strong drive to begin joining them. I like your solution. Have a great week. Becky G

sunny said...

Wow - you've got a lot done! I think I'd keep my distance from that bear.

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Lovely autumn flowers the bear can go away.

Diane (di) said...

Yeow, that bear is big. :) Your flowers are gorgeous though and your quilt is beautiful Birdie.

Karen said...

Nice road trip and you did well with your flowers.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Bears scare me. We've seen some around here but mostly they just raid the birdfeeders. Great job making so many flowers! Your garden is looking very good.

Susan said...

I love the way you have planted your "garden"! It's so pretty! Quite inspiring actually.