Tongue-Tied (almost) Tuesday

In the last few days I have been walking along both the north end (Okanagan Lake side) and the south end (Skaha Lake side) of Penticton.  

When I walk I inevitably stop and take pictures, I don’t listen to music, and so I am concentrating on my own thoughts and the scenery around me. The scenery is often seagulls and other strollers at Okanagan lake. The last few days it has looked very nice and so I had to snap a few.

Today at Skaha Lake it included some people picnicking in the 14 degree C heat! It was really looking good,  and the lake still looks tempting for a dip.  There was also a senior on a slack line (I hope that’s correct, it looked like about 7 cm wide) and he was bouncing off and just jumping back on and walking again on the line.  He was super fit !

I guess I wasn’t so tongue-tied after all.  I hope you enjoy this post. 

A quote for today; Samuel Butler 1835-1902

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.” 

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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38 Responses to Tongue-Tied (almost) Tuesday

  1. Claudette says:

    Lovely pictures on a brilliant day.

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  2. Great photos. Penticton really shines in the fall. 🙂

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    The photos are magnificent.

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  4. ken folstad says:

    This time of year the scenery is truly awesome, as your photos show. In my neck of the woods, the leaves have mostly been gone for a couple of weeks or more, but the Tamarack are in full dress mode, so the forests are still interspersed with gold towers. Nature sure knows how to put on a show, regardless of location.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I agree, it’s nature’s show! The leaves are blowing here now, and my burning bush went from green to bright red leaves, but now those are gone. It’s cool when you see those bursts of interspersed with the evergreen 😁


  5. Great photos. Many of those scenes are so familiar! It’s such a beautiful place.

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  6. Beautiful Dave. And wow, I’ve never seen anyone walking on a slack line like that, let alone a senior! Impressive.

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  7. Ana P. Rose says:

    Wonderful pictures. It seems so peaceful. ☺ 🌹

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  8. Wow! Gorgeous scenery! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. MaKupsy says:

    Beautiful shots. I’m curious, are you allowed to take a dip in the pool?

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      The answer is yes, those pictures are of Skaha Lake and Okanagan Lake. My city is in between both off these lakes. Skaha lake is at the south end and it is smaller about 11 km long and we swim in it all summer, and skate on it some winters. Okanagan lake is at the north end of my city and it larger, about 135 km long and much deeper. I swam in it in the summer and my last swim was September 24. This valley I live in is a chain of lakes from top to bottom and they are all fed by thousands of streams from melting snow in spring and rain also.


  10. YBP says:

    WOW DAVE!!!! Such amazing shots! Does the lovely place such justice! SENDING MICH LOVE!!!! ❤️💙🧡💚💜💛💜🧡💙💚❤️

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  11. Some really nice pictures you got here.


  12. The photo’s were lovely, you are working hard to create a nice, newsy post, thank you for the effort you put into an entertaining post; I threw my T.V. set in the trash can 35 years ago, and gained at least ten extra years of thinking for myself….I just lost the Love of my life, a Great Lady and the best friend a man could ever ask for….So Mourning that loss; sitting here alone in my old log house, first snowfall, 8 + inches hauled in wood for the fire, rebuilt my 50 year old Rite-Way stove, the welders made all of the parts, and then told me NO CHARGE, for this work, a gift of at least $500.00 They said to me:”Just pass it on, old man” And so I did I just gifted away $30,000.00 How is that for passing it on?

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      I think that is really nice of you. I am happy to say that there are many kind people out there. Many like yourself, having gained wisdom and perspective through long lives are happy to give to others and make their lives much improved. It is especially wonderful that you get to see how your gift makes a difference while you are alive. God loves a cheerful giver, and it sounds like you fit the bill.


  13. Thank YOU for the kind words, Sir, I intend to leave this life with.10 cents in my bank account, the door-way into Heaven I think, is narrow, and entry is gained by being as naked as one’s day of birth, the billions of dollars are useless there, as the entry-way is not gained through selfishness, nor by Desire for more, ever more, I believe in the “Great Spirit” The god created by man is a petty God, and I want no part of that creation…….I once read the “Bible” cover to cover and found an old men seeking power doing the writing, the Tithe part guaranteed them the money to rule with an Iron Fist…..Of course this is just my opinion…..You can believe what-ever your heart desires…..

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