Living in the Okanagan

British Columbia

So I was up bright and early this morning to catch the sunrise for the beautiful heirlooms I was photographing this morning & since I had my camera in hand I decided to pull over on my road and stop to visit the beautiful white horse that catches my eye every single time I drive past.



As I pulled over and was grabbing my lenses I noticed another vehicle pull in behind and an elder gentleman carrying a basket hopped out and headed towards the horses. The horses instantly perked up and enthusiastically made their way over the the fence & with happy, perked up ears greeted him eagerly. His basket was filled with ripe granny smith apples and he tossed them, one by one, over the fence with a broad, genuine smile.Vernon-3I asked him if he was the owner & he explained that actually worked for the Swan Lake Nursery in Vernon & he manages the cold produce. He said its a shame to throw this stuff away when it couldn’t be sold so he often brings these treats for some very appreciative horses that live throughout the Okanagan Reservation.


One of the things I admire most about my new home in beautiful British Columbia is that there is a fantastic effort on everyone’s part to shop local,  handcraft things instead of buy, up cycle & recycle whenever possible. These values are something I hold close and I am eager to do my part now that I proudly call this province “home”
Vernon-6Spending my morning with horses is something I dreamed about since I was a little girl. I am amazingly blessed to have a job that I can easily stop along my daily commute to visit with these majestic animals & enjoy the feeling of the early morning sun warming my face.


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