Spring May Have Arrived!

We said our goodbyes to our kids in Edmonton, left the snow and cold temperatures, boarded the plane and arrived back in Kelowna last night to find it had warmed up a bit!

Very cool Living Wall at the Edmonton Airport!

We walked out of the airport in Kelowna in time to see a beautiful sunset ☺

This morning we enjoyed our walk under blue skies and the smell of spring in the air … I am so happy it has finally arrived. During our time away the water in Lambley Creek has risen and it is flowing into Okanagan Lake at a pretty good clip.

While we were away one of our grandson’s let me know that the dandelions had finally made an appearance and we saw lots of them today. It’s funny how they are so much prettier when they are not in your yard 🙂

Before we left, the campsites were surround by bare trees, now they are looking much prettier.

 

The entire campground is starting to look much greener and more inviting.

 

The Oregon Grape has started to bloom and soon the bushes will be covered in yellow flowers.

 

I also saw some Okanagan Sunflowers blooming up on the hill but I had my flip-flops on and couldn’t climb up the hill for a close-up.

The Okanagan Sunflower is actually an Arrowleaf Balsamroot, which is Kelowna’s official floral emblem … locals refer to the plant as the Okanagan Sunflower.

It won’t be long before you can no longer see Maxx from the road 🙂 

Until next time …

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11 thoughts on “Spring May Have Arrived!

  1. This week has finally started to look a bit like spring. I have to admit, it has been nice to watch it appear this year. The Sunflowers haven’t shown up that much here in the higher ground. The ravine behind our house is full of them, and the yellow has yet to appear, but at least our fruit trees have buds!

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  2. While I always enjoy reading your posts from away Sis, this post was really fun! It’s always nice to see pics of Bear Creek Park especially early in the season. It’s nice to see the creek flowing at a great clip. I remember some years it barely flowed at all. That’s always good news water wise 🙂

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