'The sky is that beautiful old parchment wherein the sun and the moon keep their diaries'.
Alfred Kreymbora

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Skywatch Friday
March 15th, 2012

Similkameen Skies

The middle of March, and the Ides of March at that!  We start off early over the Yellow Lake Pass to Penticton under lowering clouds and the threat of rain.

As we approach Penticton Munson's Mountain stands out against the foggy clouds that surround the hills.

Along the beach front the south winds blow the waves into whitecaps.....

Coming home I once again miss the rapid shot necessary to catch the blue waters of the dam in Maron Valley, far below the roadway, but the sky has lightened somewhat and the dried grass is that beautiful shade that I love so much.

As the highway makes a turn towards K Mountain and the Similkameen a patch of blue sky greets us, and the K on K Mountain stands out, white with recent snows.

Spring is coming, and if you visit here at Skywatch Friday
 you may see signs of it in other parts of the world.


  1. beautiful photos!

  2. Lovely captures! Happy sky watching.

    My entry

  3. Beautiful scenes.
    I like your last two photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  4. Beautifully captured.

    My skywatch, have a great weekend.

  5. Your gray and grumpy skies look like ours here in Seattle, Hildred! But there is the promise of spring!! Just requires more patience than I have these days!! Terrific captures! Hope you have a great weekend -- and maybe some sunshine????


  6. Not a day to be at the beach!
    I'm thinking that's Lake Okanagan in the second photo and Skaha Lake in the third. Am I right?
    I always wanted to swim in Skaha Lake when I was young. My parents never understood why I wanted to go to Penticton to swim instead of going to one of the many beaches in Kelowna, but I liked the smaller lake better.
    Love your photos despite the weather, Hildred. Lots of memories for me there. Thanks!

  7. What an amazing and expressive journey. I stand in awe.