All these green lakes

Previous weekend we went to Kentucky lake, about 300km from Vancouver, in Okanagan. Another glacial lake and another beautiful shade of green. It was raining on Friday but cleared up on Saturday bringing a beautiful and warm day. We hiked around lake, then kayaked and even tried to fish but they were too smart for us πŸ˜›
Anyway, I woke up around 5 in the morning both days making photographs and walking around with a mug of hot coffee. It was cold but refreshing and I enjoyed listening almost perfect silence of that calm place. Obviously I was not the only one.

Anyway, silent green lakes of BC continues to amaze me. Completely out of the everyday world I am dealing with, they "reset" me every time giving me strength to start next week all over again.

More photos here.

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40 Responses to All these green lakes

  1. volkuro says:

    What a great photo album, Darko. :up:This is one of your best for sure, congrats!

  2. SittingFox says:

    That is very pretty. I don't think I've ever been to the Okanagan valley – I've tended to either visit the BC coast or stay on the east of the mountains. And I see some wildlife in your album, too πŸ˜€

  3. gdare says:

    Louis, thank you. We are thinking of buying a new camera, my cheap old Canon already made almost 11000 photos and I am not sure how long it will work.Also, some of the photos were edited in Photoshop, mostly contrast and colour levels.Adele, Okanagan is on the west from Rockies and east of Coastal Mountains, so there you are :DAs for wildlife, those squirrels were the most dangerous species we've seen :left:

  4. volkuro says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Also, some of the photos were edited in Photoshop, mostly contrast and colour levels.

    Like Allan would say: if you don't like how the way your camera has processed the shot, process it the way you would like it to be!

  5. derWandersmann says:

    I still miss him, too, Louis. He was full of wisdom.

  6. gdare says:

    Originally posted by volkuro:

    process it the way you would like it to be!

    Exactly πŸ˜€

  7. derWandersmann says:

    It's just what you'd do in a "wet" darkroom.

  8. Stardancer says:

    :sing: "Every step you take, I'll be watchin' you." :sing:The dog seems pretty intent on following your every move, Darko.:lol:Great photos.:up:

  9. MizzMartinez says:

    Wow, did you take the picutres yourself? Looks to be a great atmosphere and nature over there! πŸ™‚

  10. qlue says:

    It's a beautiful world there! :love:

  11. gdare says:

    Star, thanks. The dog was actually a pup and started to wag a tail the moment I came closer :DMizzM, yes those are mine photos :happy:Aadil, I was told two years ago that BC is probably the most beautiful part of Canada. When I visit other provinces I will let you know. So far – that`s the true :yes:

  12. Spaggyj says:

    Ah, the geese deserved to be in the post :awww:

  13. gdare says:

    They were hiding near the bank but got scared when we approached them. I didn't see them the day before so they must have come sometimes during the night. But we've seen a lot of loons 😎

  14. spooksister says:

    I love looking through your camera lens at things I have seen all my life and are so are common place to me that I don't really see and appreciate them.

  15. gdare says:

    Thanks for being there and sharing a great time we had :cheers: I am just sorry I didn't have camera with me while we were kayaking, but I don't like when it is so close to water πŸ˜›

  16. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    but I don't like when it is so close to water, a few makes of camera cases put out what amounts to a special plastic bag to put the camera in … be sure to attach it to yourself or the boat, so you can locate it in case of some accident.

  17. gdare says:

    Thanks for the links. I am thinking of buying a new camera, anyway. All the photos you can see on this blog are proudly made with this small and cheap Canon I've bough about a 6 years ago. After more than 11000 photos from 3 continents, I think it is time for it to retire :cool:But waterproof camera case is definitely a must when photographing from kayak or canoe :up:

  18. Furie says:

    I never know what to say to posts like this. Beautiful shots? Yeppers. Interesting read? Granted. Only so far you can go before it sounds like you're a commenting robot though.In light of this;I was 'ere.I read your blog.The dog was cute, As was the log.:coffee:

  19. Cois says:

    i certainly am jealous… :p

  20. Words says:

    It looks fabulous there. So peaceful, and no unspoilt. Perfect.

  21. gdare says:

    Mik πŸ˜† πŸ˜† I like that short poem, could almost feel a spirit of haiku in it :cheers:Clint, you should see a trouts in it ;)Words, it certainly is. I am always surprised how calm it is and most of the places are remote enough so no too many tourists could be seen around 😎

  22. SqueakeyCat says:

    i love how the water reflects everything

  23. gdare says:

    Me too, it was so still, especially early in the morning 😎

  24. SqueakeyCat says:

    cool, i have a new post up as well, its about my book. take a look.

  25. Mickeyjoe-Irl says:

    Originally posted by Furie:

    I never know what to say to posts like this. Beautiful shots? Yeppers. Interesting read? Granted. Only so far you can go before it sounds like you're a commenting robot though.

    I wanted to,Comment in verse.I found it only,Made things worse.So yeah, jealous of all your camping trips but glad you're getting great photos and posts out of it. Originally posted by gdare:

    11000 photos


  26. Furie says:

    Like. πŸ˜‰

  27. gdare says:


  28. gdare says:

    Thank you Zenaida πŸ˜€ :cheers:

  29. MirabelaTM says:

    So beautiful and peaceful lake :up:

  30. gdare says:

    Zenaida :cheers:Mira, it was. There are a lot of lakes like this one in BC, even in very dry areas :up:

  31. edwardpiercy says:

    Glad you are finding it all uplifting. :up:Great post title!:cheers:

  32. H82typ says:

    Nice pics, Great comments… :cheers:

  33. gdare says:

    We were going to few more places for last 4 weeks: Manning park, Kalamalka Lake and Brandywine Meadows today. I hope to post photos soon. And maybe a small post about them all :up:

  34. H82typ says:

    Cool! πŸ˜€

  35. gdare says:

    Thanks :cheers:

  36. greatZenaida says:

    :hi: How you doing? I see…who you are now? such a beautiful place you had here, i should explore more and see other blog…like your's…amazing nature, beautiful lakes, i could almost imagine and feel everything, the smells, touch, see, the silence of nature….Great shot!:yes: :cheers: πŸ˜† :bye: :coffee:

  37. greatZenaida says:

    :yes: your very welcome….cyu!

  38. greatZenaida says:


  39. greatZenaida says:

    :hi: good to see your blog again…:yes::bye:

  40. greatZenaida says:

    your wlcm!:cheers: πŸ˜†

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