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Colours of the month – June

June 30, 2010
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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 –

Go to Sue’s page for the list of other bloggers participating in this month’s colours of the month from all over the world!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2010 2:43 am

    Oh Evelyn impressive pictures all of them. Love the lupines and your son’s bear picture, pretty darn neat! What a beautiful swimming spot. We use to have a house with a river running through it in Vermont. Summer days were spent with a low lawn chair in the shallows, pitcher of lemonade ( or gin & tonics), and a book. 🙂
    Thanks for the mini tour of BC!

    It was fun having so many pictures from my drive again – I just wish I had remembered to take pictures at the coast at the start of the month – not like me!


  2. July 2, 2010 7:29 am

    Love your local June colors!! So pretty and green.

    Thanks for the comments about the hoola hoops…if you decide to give it a try, you need an adult sized hoop. Who knew you could physically outgrow those hoops?! For an adult the hoop standing on its end should reach above the waist….somewhere between the waist and the armpit. There’s a lot of info. online if you google around.

    Thanks for the hoop tips – I haven’t had a chance to look for one yet, but it is on my list!


  3. July 2, 2010 8:15 pm

    Your pictures are so beautiful. It’s hard to get my head around living in such a gorgeous setting. I love this time of the month when we all share our environments. Yours seems as foreign as mine must seem to you. Sometimes mine seems foreign to me!

    Thanks Sharon, seeing your photos is inspiring me to take a drive through the area – it looks
    amazing to me as you say.


  4. July 3, 2010 2:35 am

    Beautiful pictures! I can’t decide if my favorites are the deer and the bear (being such an animal lover) or the flowers, especially the lupine!!

    Thanks for sharing your inspiring colors of June!!


    Thanks to you Sue for hosting this great idea – it is a great way to see so much of
    the world hrough the eyes of people with similar interests ( the fibre arts!)


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