Okanagan Winter Wonderland!

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The First Snow: An Okanagan Winter Wonderland

Pip, Tabs and the boys.

I woke up yesterday morning to a complete surprise. Over night, unexpectedly, our mountain had turned from a rust fall palette into a brilliant, white, winter wonderland. My excited rambling to the dogs roused my youngest daughters and then we all decided that we had to immediately get dressed and take the dogs on a forest walk in the dark.

Under the Magical Snow Arch

It doesn’t matter how old I get, the first surprise snow fall of the season is always magical and I have to go out and explore the wondrous works of art that nature has temporarily displayed in my neighbourhood. Mother nature did not disappoint. It was a grand exhibition of fascinating sculptures throughout the forest. I hope you enjoy our six a.m. forest walk on yesterday morn.


A wonderously sparkling lane.
Peter shovelling on his return from the gym.
Winter wonderland selfie at 6:30 a.m. It was still dim outside but I lightened the photographs.

I love that when we walk by the fir trees, little warbled voices call out to us. The dear California quails seem to be asking us passerbys, in chirps as rounded and soft as their bodies, “Could you kindly remove the snow so we might leave the trees this morning?”

Pip, Tabs and our dog boys in the enchanted forest.
Pip and the boys in the early morn.
Tabitha tastes winter...
Tabitha tastes winter…
Magical trees of Knox Mountain.
Pip, Mom and the boys on our silent street.

Unfortunately, the tree below could not recover from the wet snow’s weight and its roots left the soil.

Pip, Tabs and boys.

4 Responses

  1. Sandra Hart
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    That’s quite the outfit for shovelling snow that Peter is wearing!

  2. Mix Hart
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    I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of him in his gym attire.

  3. Johan Dooyeweerd
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    Isn’t Peter always wearing that outfit? When it gets warmer he takes it off I presume…

  4. Mix Hart
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    Yes, Johan, that is his morning uniform for the past few years. The shirt comes off on occasion…

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