Monday, April 02, 2007


The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing. ~ Isaiah 35:1-2

April has got to be the most beautiful month in the southern Okanagan. For a climate that is such a dry, hot desert in the middle of summer, sping allows her to show her true appreciation to her Creator. Everywhere you turn, trees are bursting into bloom. And not just the fruit trees although they are the most obvious. Backyards are exploding in color. Vibrant yellows of the forsythia bush. Soft pinks of the magnolia. Vibrant pinks of flowering almonds. And every color of tulip, crocus, hyacinth and daffodil. My lilac bushes are loaded with tiny purple clusters, a couple more weeks & they'll be in fragrant blossom. My favourite of all smells in the spring! The beauty of this season just blows me away!


  1. rynn rynn6:58 PM I really miss the Okanagan! Beautiful shot missy! See ya soon! :)Corn

  2. Beautiful trees dressed in white blossoms! My peach tree and apricot tree are in blossom! April is my favorite month too! It goes by so fast, however.

    Thank you for the book suggestion. I have a 16 year old son who likes science fiction fantasy--so if it doesn't work for my older son, I'll pass it down!

  3. it truly is beautiful.... new life....

  4. You say you have lilacs Miss Beck... we don't have lilacs at our new house :( They are my fave in the house too! Miles and I used to see some places with WALLS of them when walking and he broke out of his shyness a few years ago, knocked on the doors and begged some for me - as you can't buy them in flower shops - and the people were always sweet enough to comply... I think they actually like the romantic thought of it. Your photos are stunning... Thanks for sharing, friend!

  5. Spring blooming! Now that's what I call a welcome sight! :-) Great to be back!

  6. Rynn - Yes, the Okanagan is alive with Spring. Sorry to hear about your snow *giggle*

    Sharon you must post some blossom pix too. Love blossoms. Good luck with the book!

    Shona - what sort of blossoms do you have in your area this time of year?

    Barb - You can come cut as MANY lilacs as your lil heart desires from my yard.

    Dave - you were missed! Hope all is well!

  7. Anonymous11:06 PM

    Was really happy to flip my calendar to April and find beautiful Okanagan blossoms, something I will never take for granted after moving away for a few seasons, my favorite time too-Mom