We see that someone has been busy creating this rock pile that resembled an inukshuk, a stone landmark and by definition is “something which acts for or performs the function of a person”. It may be watching over the horses grazing nearby as we pass through Scheidam Flats.
|Paint mare and her colt on Scheidam Flats, Kamloops, BC|
This beautiful paint and her colt, which I believe to be Tobiano, were grazing in a roadside pasture and a photo was definitely a must! The mare came over for the apple offered but the colt was timid and kept his distance so no friendships were established there. I hid behind the sagebrush to get this photo, but he was watching to make sure I didn’t come any closer. All paints can be called a pinto but not all pinto are paints, unless registered as one, so I may be incorrect in calling them a paint. Whatever they’re called, they’re gorgeous.
|Old homestead near Pinantan Lake, Kamloops, BC|
We followed the road up to Pinantan and passed by this great looking old homestead. The fields of autumn offer no bright colors but the calm quiet scene with a dusting of snow appears to be a painting. The sun is trying to break through the clouds to offer some sunshine.
|Snow covered Martin Mountain near Pritchard, BC|
We’ve stopped for a brief visit at Jandana Ranch and were given a mini tour on this chilly November day. We are seeing
far off in the distance in Pritchard. The ranch overlooks some wonderful views, including Martin Mountain , which means shoe or moccasin in traditional Aboriginal language. The lake is shaped like a moccasin. Pinantan Lake
|Albert of Jandana Ranch, Kamloops, BC|
Our Jandana visit includes meeting Albert, the oldest horse on the ranch. He seems quite happy meeting us and enjoys getting a nuzzle over the gate. Friends have spent time at the ranch and have highly recommended it for a visit to stay a few days. Click here to learn more.
We may have left it too late in the season to get many autumn leaves on the trees, especially in higher elevations but the trees without leaves are still a great sight on this brisk sunny afternoon and offer interesting landscapes.
|Snow geese on Pinantan Lake, BC|
As we drive around
, I get a quick glimpse through the trees and see some snow geese on the lake. By the time I get the car stopped and run across the road for a photo, I hear their big wings flapping against the water in their noisy effort to get airborne. Snow geese typically head south for the winter so perhaps they have stopped here for a rest on the calm waters of Pinantan Lake . Pinantan Lake
|Paul Lake views, Kamloops, BC|
Some of the cattle on this range were curious about the camera on the other side of the fence but not curious enough to wander over my way. I tried to learn what kind of cattle they are, without much luck; they were not too forthcoming but they’re much more colorful than those we are used to seeing in our hills.