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.

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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.

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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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