Surrounded by great Springtime sights in Kamloops, BC.
Kamloops is a busy city in the Springtime with new activities, petting
zoo babies and blooms galore. I’ve
shared a few of those sights here.
The Kamloops Skydivers Club had their annual MayMeet. The long Victoria May long weekend was a busy
time for the club and all who were interested in skydiving. The Kamloops Skydiver Club is one of the oldest in Canada and has been
active for over 50 years. It was fun to watch the fun they had…. from my viewpoint on the ground!
The weekend weather wasn’t perfect but there seemed to be quite a few jumps, we
could hear the plane overhead between rain showers. We went out to watch a jump on the last
afternoon, which had calm weather with blue skies.
The Westsyde Petting Farm is a private farm adjacent to the Westsyde
Centennial Park. Only the fence is
between you and the farm animals living here, and visiting them is
encouraged. Many of them are quite willing to pose for the camera, too!
These kid goats were purely entertaining for our visit. They were not interested in us or food
offered but played with each other as kid goats do.
They do not have limited hours nor is there a gate fee to pay, it is
strictly visiting over the fence but most of the animals are very curious and
will come running to the fence to see what you might have. Click here
for more info and photos.
|Great Blue Herons|
The Great Blue Heron was spotted out towards Tranquille when the river
was high and the nesting season was happening.
There were two of these beautiful birds, who are wading birds usually
found nesting in groups near water.
The Great Blue Heron are very large birds, although we were quite a
distance away which makes it hard to see their size. We once saw one land at a friend’s fish pond
just outside their door and it was amazingly huge! They stand up to 54” tall and their wingspan
is 66 to 79”, it was slightly intimidating to see it that close so this distance is preferred.
The time is perfect to see the blooming cacti on the hills of Ord
Road. We took a drive to see them and
were amazed at how many there were and no hill climbing was needed. Our semi-arid country makes a perfect climate
for some cactus.
In contrast to the sagebrush and cactus of Ord Road, we have the nice
green of several golf courses in Kamloops. We spent
a recent sunny afternoon of golf at McArthur Island Golf Course and were
visited by a few four legged friends.
|Kamloops sunset in May|
May is still Spring time which often brings rain but we do get plenty
of sunshine. The green hues of Mt. Paul
and Mt. Peter will turn brown in time but until then, we can enjoy the green we
now see as we look at this sunset in Kamloops.
There are many beautiful spots to visit and sights to see, we just need
to remember to take time to enjoy what we have in our great city of Kamloops or
in the city you call home.