Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Green Hills

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Yesterday we went over the pass to Penticton.  It rained all the way, 
and the clouds hugged the mountain tops.

But the hills were green!

and the reflection of the bright foliage around the waters of the lake at the top of the pass
suggested  it be designated Green, rather than Yellow Lake

Soon summer will turn the hills sere and dry and so we hold these damp days precious, and are thankful for the protection the rain gives when the hills are under threat of wild fires.

We had a small fire on Saturday, running along the bottom of the mountain that overlooks our back garden.

The big bombers with fire retardant and helicopters with buckets of water scooped up from the river came and provided a great show for all the village residents, and in the process put out the fire.

It is still raining today, and nobody saw Venus in her journey across the Sun, alas.


Barb said...

Oh, Hildred, I'm terribly concerned about wildfire. We're very dry here. Wish we'd get some of your soaking rain. Whenever I see the pink Peony in your Header I smile.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sadly Hildred, no one saw Venus here either. We have had constant rain for days now.

I love your new Peony header.

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!

The Stonehedge Farm said...

Glad you had rain for the fires. I can't imagine having to worry about a wild fire.
Your pictures are lovely, as usual!