Tuesday, May 03, 2011

ABC Wednesday

The letter of note this week is P

P is for Penticton, our closest small city, located in the Okanagan Valley
 just over the hill from the Similkameen

In the midst of spring blossoms


a place of blue skies, blue waters and blue hills


 orchards and vineyards


fun and frolic, floating down the river channel


the historic SS Sicamous, which plied the length of Okanagan Lake in early days


 festive summer streets






beautiful sandy beaches to laze on  and swimming to cool off



Munson's Mountain with its famous Penticton sign,
 warm in my heart because it is where Charles and I became engaged almost 70 years ago

 a lake tug from bygone days


A wonderful place to visit, - do come and see us!

More great P's at Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday, here.

22 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh, I'm delighted by this set of pictures, one more beautiful than other!
This place is awesome, I'm here taking my notes about!
Hugs
Léia

Christine said...

Your city looks positively enchanting, we have friends in Mission, perhaps a trip is on the calendar.

photowannabe said...

My goodness, this looks like a delightful place. The water, hills and beautiful landscape. You picked the perfect P to post.

Reader Wil said...

Wow! Thanks for the tour and for showing these photos. How romantic to have met your husband there Hildred! I should like to do this tour if I had the time!

Carver said...

What a gorgeous place. Your photography captured it so well.

Wanda said...

When we lived up North, we had orchards like your first picture, and rows of grapevines.


Very nice post.

Roger Owen Green said...

pretty place!
ROG, ABC WEDNESDAY TEAM

Kay L. Davies said...

Lots of memories here, Hildred. How wonderful that you and Charles got engaged by the big sign. I love the shots of Lake Okanagan, but that beach on Skaha Lake was one of my favourites when I was young.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

Glorious place to visit!

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a beautiful place Hildred. How lucky you both are to live in such a place.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Hildred I just love all your photos! The nature is dramatic and very beautiful - would love to visit :)

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible place, Hildred! I would love to visit there! Your photos are really superb and what a terrific post for the P Day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia
ABC Team

VioletSky said...

They should recruit you for making their tourist brochure!

Jane and Chris said...

You very obviously love the place! It looks lovely.
Jane x

Penny said...

I would love to come and visit. It all looks so lovely.

Gigi Ann said...

Congrats on your 70 years together. The photos are lovely.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a beautiful beautiful place! No wonder you said 'Yes'.

Tumblewords: said...

It's been years since I've visited - my parents used to go quite often. Terrific photos!

Riet said...

What a beautiful series of pictures. All of them are gorgeouys

Kim Klassen said...

such a beautiful place... 'sigh'...

thanks for sharing...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would absolutely LOVE to! It looks to be a beautiful small city; you have good reason to love it.

Tricia said...

Fantastic series of photos & 70 yrs? Congratulations & here's to many more! =)
I especially like the 2nd & 3rd images... absolutely beautiful scenery!!! =)