Predator Ridge Golf Course and all the beautiful homes up there on the hills called the Commonage. We did a tour of the two show homes and admired, or picked apart their choices of layout and furnishings! I was happy to see the colours I chose for our older home are still in vogue.
"Sparkling Hills". This is front entry way and the architecture is amazing! The welcome signs has crystals set into them and they twinkled in the sun.
The next day was the Kelowna Ponderosa Weavers and Spinners Guild's annual spin in event!
Gudrun came down from the Shuswap to see me! It was wonderful to see her and Alfred again.
Show and Tell was simply amazing! I took many pictures but will show just a few here:
Ngaire wove this lovely scarf as a test ahead of weaving the competition shawl at the recent sheep to shawl event in Salmon Arm. The green scarf to the right is also her weaving as well.
Sunday was a day of rest ..... but also a dinner party to get ready for. Lynnette is an amazing cook and the onion glazed pot roast with marsala was fabulous. I enjoyed meeting her family and sharing a meal and conversation with them. Here's the table all set.
"Table 24", and then onto Squilax and over the Shuswap River to Roderick Haig-Brown Park to see the Adams salmon run. There have been dismal runs in past years but this one is a one in one hundred year event with literally millions returning to spawn.
Lynnette's blog post.
This seemed to be a pair that were going to see things through to the end and I did see the female start to dig a nest in the gravel. The Park Ranger told me that they had been there for two days off in the back water and the male fish had been running off other males. I guess I'm a romantic at heart and out of the thousands we saw there, these two stuck with me.
The next day I said my thank you's and good bye's and then went to my mother in laws and had a visit. Then off to the airport and home. Our flight home was beautiful as we flew home into the sunset:
Last view of Okanagan Lake as we head west....
Almost at the coast and now descending to 20,000 feet. The valleys are filled with low cloud or fog, and you can see the Fraser River. That white mountain is Mount Baker in Washington State. (click to enlarge)
Over the Gulf Islands... and almost there!
This is Sansum Narrows....
The next morning I woke with a head cold..... oh well!