It May Be Winter, But….

Sixteen degrees!* That was the temperature as we returned home to the Fraser Valley on Saturday from our eighteen days in the Okanagan and East Kootenay areas of BC. We drove 2,000 km and never once drove on snow.

Hoodoo Mountain

East Kootenays

Columbia River

East Kootenays Snow

Kicking Horse Mtn. Resort near Golden, BC

Near Rogers Pass

We did see snow, of course, but here at the coast the spring crops are already greening. At the moment my DH is washing the truck in the sunshine and thinking of mowing the lawn later this afternoon.

Fraser Valley Farmland

Fraser Valley Farmland

Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley

It’s not exactly ideal Winter Olympics weather but it made for great travelling. And after last year’s long snowy winter, I’m not complaining one bit!

[* 16 C. = 62 F.]

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20 thoughts on “It May Be Winter, But….

  1. Tricia says:

    Holy cow, who wudda thought Canada would be warmer this time of year than Fresno CA? It’s about fifty degrees here today. Someone was washing their car in this cold, I mean, who does that?

  2. Paul Greci says:

    Beautiful photos!! We had a couple days last week when it was pushing 50 above. Now it’s about 20 and snowing, but it’s beautiful. The sun is coming back!

  3. Laura Best says:

    Great photos. Such a beautiful part of Canada. We have snow here but this winter has been fairly mild. We had one snow storm in February and oh the complaints..I thought we were pretty darn lucky, myself.

    • The past two winters here were unusually snowy; this one is to the opposite extreme although that’s not so unexpected for the southwestern coast. What’s surprising about this winter is the lack of snow and cold elsewhere in the province… at least in the lower half of it. It may not bode well for the summer. Without the snowpack to melt we could have a water shortage. 😮

  4. Jody Hedlund says:

    Gorgeous pictures, Carol!! Did you take them all? If so, you are truly gifted! And thanks for adding in the metric conversion for us metrically-challenged Americans! 😉 Sounds like beautiful spring weather already! I can’t wait for it to show up here in Michigan!

    • Yes, they’re my photos but the gift is more in being able to hold the camera still and find the right angle so that the scenes don’t blur as we zoom along the highway at 100+ kph (65 mph). My DH isn’t inclined to stop regularly for picture-taking so I have to snap them on the run! I missed a lot of potentially good ones and discarded a lot of bad ones just to get these!

  5. christicorbett says:

    What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.
    Christi
    http://christicorbett.wordpress.com

  6. Gorgeous photos, Carol! Thanks for sharing with us, but you can keep the 16 degrees! We have twenty here, and that’s cold enough for us!

  7. Shari says:

    Great photos, Mom! Such a beautiful province. 🙂 And I’m loving the hints of spring — crocuses have been up here for a while already!

  8. joylene says:

    Isn’t it amazing! Our only problem uphere is we’ve been socked in all week. Haven’t seen the sky for too long. But it’s mild. No snow on the roads. Lovely weather.

  9. Lisa says:

    You are more then welcome to have some of the winter from out this way! I believe it was -24 C with a windchill making it -33 C this morning.

  10. Dave Ebright says:

    Great pictures – Looks like an awesome place. Should maybe add BC as a place to visit – sooner than later.

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