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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

O is for Oyama in BC's Okanagan Valley

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Kalamalka Lake, left, and Wood Lake, right, are separated by a narrow strip of land, site of the BC community of Oyama, population 1000, named after Japanese Prince Iwao Oyama (1842-1916).
Richard Schear photo
Beautiful mixed flower and vegetable garden at Kenola Farm, Winfield, British Columbia.
C. Krebs photo

Oyama and Winfield, along with Carr's Landing and Okanagan Centre,
make up the area known as Lake Country, in the central Okanagan Valley.

23 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Familiar stamping grounds. I used to ride my bike from Kelowna to Winfield just for fun (and to get out of the city). Lovely shot of Oyama! And I had a spectacular garden when I lived there.

Powell River Books said...

That is a thin strip of land. Reminds me a bit of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. - Margy

Reader Wil said...

Hi Kay! What a beautiful park and garden! Hope you and Dick are okay!
I wish you a happy, sunny week.
Love, Wil.

zongrik said...

what a peaceful lovely spot (but it would be, you are a peace blogger)

organize

Cheryl said...

If I couldn't live near the ocean, this is the kind of heaven I'd choose. Simply gorgeous Kay.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful choice for O, Kay. I do like that garden, and a beautiful picture of Kalamalka.

anthonynorth said...

Another beautiful looking place.

Leslie: said...

Both places are two of the most beautiful spots in the Okanagan! I used to drive by Oyama and dream of living there one day. Have a great week, Kay.

Leslie
abcw team

aka Penelope said...

Oyama has a nice ring to it. Interesting that this little haven in BC is named after a Japanese Prince. There must be an interesting story behind that. Also, love the garden … a birdbath adds so much to the scene. :)

mrsnesbitt said...

OH! The garden --------------------lovely! I MUST get out and look at ours! But I get out there and find it is a nice day and hubby is home.........so we tootle! BUT I know he needs to look at the lawn...it needs a trim!

Great stuff as always Kay

Denise xxx ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

that is ONE beautiful garden

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Lovely places and the gardens are so pretty with all the vivid colorful flowers.

Carver said...

Oh My the garden in gorgeous. Great shots. Carver ABC-W team

chubskulit said...

Those gladiolas are gorgeous!

O is for....
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

jabblog said...

So many beautiful locations - you're spoilt for choice:-)

Cezar and Léia said...

ADorable landscape in your first picture and the flowers are gorgeous!
Léia

Phil said...

Looks like a great spot to visit, live or bird. Only 1000 to share it with too.

EG CameraGirl said...

The Okanagan is such a gorgeous place! I like it there very much.

Jenny Woolf said...

Ooh I have been there! the weather was worse than that though :) but it was still very beautiful.

Paula Scott said...

I wonder if the prince Oyama was from Okinawa? Interesting to have a place there with a Japanese name!

Francisca said...

For heaven's sake... I lived in Kelowna for a year, but can't remember Oyama. And who could forget a gorgeous spot like that? My memory for names is appalling. Lovely photo, Dick!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Now you're in the part of your country that I'm more familiar with (or at least your photos are). Wonderful color beautiful plants!

Kay said...

I was about to write that Oyama sounds Japanese and of course, it is. :-)
Sure is a pretty area!