It has been a relatively mild, late-to-fully-start spring around these parts. Though the season has emerged triumphant again, damp days are presently the norm and one would easily be forgiven for thinking that this area had a rather subdued climate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Alas, historically at least, such is not the case. We currently reside at the uppermost northern end of British Columbia’s famously beautiful Okanagan Valley. This region of BC is revered for its arid (desert-like) climate, scorching hot summer temps, and - by Canadian standards - relatively gentle winters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On and off since just before my 9th birthday, I have lived in different parts of the Okanagan. No matter how far afield I may wander or set up house, I always seem to land back here. Something about the area calls to my soul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While there is always more to discover, explore, learn, and (definitely!) photograph, I know this region like the back of my hand. It has been both my literal and my nature centered spiritual home (again, on and off) for 25 years and counting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As such, I was both touched and excited when T.C. asked if I’d like to pen my guest post this month for @lupinehollow on some of the more spiritually centered spots around the Okanagan Valley (I gladly did just that; you can read it at www.thewitchoflupinehollow.com). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
From the furthest southern reaches to our northerly tip (which includes the idyllically lovely Gardom Lake, pictured here), the vast, intense natural beauty, thriving agricultural industry, abundance of lakes and Provincial Parks, rich history, and myriad other elements lend themselves superbly to creating meaningful spiritual experiences for residents and travelers to the area alike. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you ever visited the Okanagan Valle before? If not, would you like to? What elements of your own area do you connect with the most on a spiritual level? 🌲🖤🌲 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Asparagus season has arrived and we are beyond #Stalked about it. 😏 ⠀⠀
Everyday we are getting new produce in stock so be sure to make a pit stop on your way home. Eager for local produce? We've got you covered! 👨🌾 #ShopFruitWorld
This summer, Kelowna’s @summerhillwine is launching the Canadiana Small Plates Food Hall.
The family-friendly, organic, small-plates-with-wine-pairings concept will feature a picnic area with a view, where guests can enjoy dishes that reflect the heritage of Canadians, including the culinary traditions of First Nations, German, Syrian, Polish, Russian, Mexican, Japanese, Indian, Chinese and other nationalities. See link in bio for more!