In my sleep

flower from squirrel

Chipmunks like this are seen on Giant’s Head mountain in Summerland

 

Welcome to Life and Random Thinking

– the blogs I write are borne out of things people say, things I see, as a result I have categories on my blog like “Thinking Out Loud“.

I may need a new category for my blog named- “songs I wake up singing“.

It doesn’t happen every day or even every week but I regularly, but not often, wake up singing.

Today I was singing “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon when I woke up.

kodachrome

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I was up late last night,  tempted by my son I went out for a late night ride about 10 p.m. – we zoomed around town silently with our lights on our bikes. It was delicious, warm wind and it was probably 25 degrees.

Yesterday I was up at 5 am but today I lollygagged in bed until 7:30ish and when I woke up for some reason I was singing these lyrics.

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah

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My earliest recollection of the Kodachrome song

would be I think when I was in grade 9,  maybe 1973? (I should check when this song was released, hmmm?)

In 1973 I lived in East Vancouver, I was attending Vancouver Technical High School.

Van tech

Vancouver Technical

My home was on the top of hill on 4th Avenue, and my best friends John and Blaine walked together with me to school.  One of the small moments in time that I look back at now very fondly.

Blaine was the best at knowing about music and he knew the words to the song Kodachrome and I had memorized them as well. It was beautiful sunny day and I still recall walking along the peak of the hill, along Nootka street and then west on 5th avenue as we headed to school.

You know you have a special friend when they sing with you, and Blaine sang songs with me in the car and he played softball also.

A great guy. and I have posted before about those moments and you can click to see the post.

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall
Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away – Paul Simon

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Photography of course has changed,

from very few photos being taken in my grandfather’s day who was born in 1914 and those were black and white. My Dad who was born in 1938 took photos sparingly and those are all so appreciated by us today.  Now today with digital photographs and everyone has a camera it seems everyone is taking photos with abandon.

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Below are some photos I want to share from a recent walk in the Okanagan where I live. I know you will love to the view, I certainly did – pretend you are with us ♥ It’s hot, so bring water. 🙂

This walk was on the east side of the valley on the old KVR (Kettle Valley Railway) trail. The tracks are gone but traces remain including the tunnels and trestles that are north of where I was walking – 23 trestles of all sizes in Myra Canyon and you can walk or cycle them.

This walk was just under 10 km to the tunnel and back and you can see we are quite high up and have a plane viewpoint.

Kettle Valley Railway Trail 

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Here is a Youtube link of riding the trestles.

Definitely cycling the Myra Canyon is one of the secrets of the Okanagan that many people don’t experience.  I have even met tourists from Europe there however and they were loving the experience.

I added some captions for you on the photos and some links in the post for anyone who is interested especially international visitors, – happy trails!

Thanks for visiting- David

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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15 Responses to In my sleep

  1. Laeli says:

    I was just being born in 1973 🙂
    Your late night bike ride sounds lovely. Those are the best times.
    Are you guys getting blasted by the heat too? That’s kind of your normal though, isn’t it? We actually made it above 30C in Edmonton. The weather had me thinking about beach days and singing along to all the summer songs of the day ❤ All my young memories are in BC. Now I think about driving to shop at fruit stands, ha ha.
    That trail is on my list! I'd love to take my grandkids along it. So beautiful!

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Yes it’s hot but that’s normal here and so far no 40 degree days. The hot days are usually for a few weeks and then average is 30.

      I hope you will do that trail, and try a few Naramata wineries. One I like is Elephant Island 👍

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  2. Claudette Weeks says:

    Lovely photos and memories! Thanks for posting them. Gorgeous day too!!

    On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:51 PM Life and Random Thinking wrote:

    > dfolstad58 posted: ” Welcome to Life and Random Thinking – the blogs I > write are borne out of things people say, things I see, as a result I have > categories on my blog like “Thinking Out Loud”. I may need a new category > for my blog named- “songs I wake up singing”. It do” >

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  3. lghiggins says:

    You live in a beautiful area. It won’t be long before Kodachrome, film, and “Kodak” used to refer to a camera will be unknown mysteries the new generation will have to look up, on the Internet I suppose.

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  4. Going out for a ride at night is a good idea. We’ve been walking a lot after the sun goes down.

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  5. gifted50 says:

    Looks lovely and lots of fun.

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