This is the view from my Mom's upper balcony at her home in the Okanagan
Valley, Lake Country, B.C. to be more exact. She lives in a beautiful Victorian
house that my Dad built for her 15 years ago. It is their dream home. Sadly,
my Dad passed away suddenly 5.5 years ago, but his memory is alive and well
and their house is truly a testiment to how much my Dad adored my Mom and
wanted to live out the rest of his days with her. Alas, it was not to be.
Well well well, what have we here? My Mom lives in the country; well, it's a
populated area, but it's surrounded by orchards, woods and vineyards. These
beautiful creatures are seen on her property almost every day.
There are usually between two and four deer running around her place on any
given day. They seem to think they have the run of the place!
This is the back of Mom's house ~ a massive brick courtyard with raised rose
gardens, a pond and a gazebo. Can you spot the three troublemakers in the
background? Just stay away from the roses please!
Two more on the driveway...geez, they're getting kind of close to the house!
They seem to love munching on the Saskatoon bushes!
Oh, I don't think so! I had to tap on the window and chase this guy away!
The funny thing was the next day my Mom looked out and saw one of them
standing right in the middle of her raised rose garden happily munching the
buds off of the roses. Good thing it was October and not June!
This is one of the reasons they love it so much...it's their own little forest and
and with all of the apple orchards and vineyards nearby, who wouldn't want to
camp out here!
A very lovely little Canadian maple tree that is bursting forth with gorgeous
autumn colors...perfect for being in Canada I'd say!
This is a great place to sit in the spring and summer...the view from my Mom's
lower deck. It's picture perfect and always wonderful to go home!