Colours of the month – June
At the beginning of June I was on the coast of B.C., but somehow omitted to take any photos. I did take some on my drive back along the Crowsnest Highway (Hwy.#3) Of course it was the hottest day in weeks, but the upside was that the perfume from the wild roses blooming along the roadside was wonderful with the car windows wide open. (didn’t get photos of those either!) The first few pictures all seem to be blues, greens and grays. Click to biggify the photos.
This is taken on the Hope Princeton section of the highway where they have had to do massive logging due to spruce bud worm damage. Most of the logged off areas are already replanted.
Still on the Hope Princeton coming down into Princeton. The high edge on the right side of picture hides a very large open pit copper mine.
The Similkimeen River at Bromley Rock – one of our favourite swimming holes when we are driving through mid-summer. At this time of year there is river kayaking, a group of which I just missed getting a photo of.
Spotted Lake just above Osoyoos is very highly concentrated with numerous different minerals.
A doe with her new fawn – on the other side of the garden fence!
Clematis tangutica – very vigorous, and considered invasive in some areas.
These last two photos are by my son taken on a father’s day trip to Sandon of the Silvery Slocan, B.C. Here is a link to the documentary trailer on youtube (which is also on the cd site). Map and more Sandon info here and here.
Sandon today –
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