Jul 30, 2009

Sky Watch Friday, Canada


I shot these photos last June in British Columbia, Canada. This is the Okanagon Valley where rich soil and good rainfall make excellent conditions for growing. We saw many fruit farms where the sweet cherries were in their first pick. Wineries and general farming benefit from mists where the sky touches the earth. It is a truly beautiful place.



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31 comments:

Tricia said...

From the looks of these photos, I have to agree - A truly beautiful place! I love those mountains in the background - Wonderful

PA_Shutterbug said...

I agree that it is a beautiful place. Also, you have a beautiful way of expressing yourself in words, for example, your use of the statement "Wineries and general farming benefit from mists where the sky touches the earth."

MzzLily said...

Awesome place! Beautiful shots, too!

mj said...

The winery shot is awesome. Manicured nature, how beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous place Mark--and beautiful photos. I have a blog friend who lives in British Columbia--and she always posts such beautiful pictures. Must be a fabulous place.
Betsy

Vita Stunder said...

I just love your second shot!!

Gorgeous lines.
It must be a fantastic place :)

Have a nice weekend!
Anna

J. Evan Kreider said...

That has to be Blue Mountain on the right. I really like wine from the winery (this one?) called "Blue Mountain" and the label shows the mountain.

mkreider said...

Very good call... it is indeed the Blue Mountain Winery. If I were a grape I'd love it here.

Annie said...

Certainly does look wonderful.

luvmyboys said...

Hard to pick a favorite with these two - they're both beautiful. I like how the clouds touch the mountains in the top photo.

Louise said...

Fantastic scenery! Really nice post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I like both pictures. Very pretty valley in the first. A very imposing mountain over the river in the second.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful photos!
As a Cloud (ia) I say Mist is a Must!!

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Priya said...

ohh wow..such clear sky...and the combination of blue and green....u make me want to visit this "heaven".. :) good work. :)

Regina said...

Beautiful shots!

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Great Landscapes -a dream.Canada to far away.Wunderful,wunderful!!!lg Manuela

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Great Landscapes -a dream.Canada to far away.Wunderful,wunderful!!!lg Manuela

Mike said...

Truly beautiful...INDEED!

Sreddy Yen said...

I love the second photo the most - very good landscape photos :O)

Larry D said...

What a beautiful place, great photos!

R.Ferrari said...

Belas fotos. Parabens.

KB said...

A beautiful place indeed. Wonderful shots here.

MaRyA said...

nice skies you got there. It has been gloomy all week, I would be glad to see more blue skies.

MaRyA said...

by the way did you use polarizer here?

kbguy (福生) said...

Beautiful Scenery. How I wish to visit there..

Arija said...

Both very beautiful scens, Tje clouds mirroring the line of the mountains make a beautiful SWF shot.

Paul Kreider said...

An incredibly beautiful valley!

Denise said...

Incredible scenery and superb photography.

Tabib said...

The second photo is fantastic!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Superb sceneries!!!

jeannette stgermain said...

Those vineyards look beautiful! (catching up with everyone's blog)