the way i always remember the similkameen valley is driving through it to collect fruit with my grandma, mom and great aunt mabel (who lived to be 101). mabel was in the front passenger seat of the truck with the window wide open, fanning herself with her fancy fan, wearing her giant sun hat attempting to pronounce the difficult word similkameen with my grandma over and over and over. muttering ‘similkameen’ in low serious tones trying to get it to stick.
i needed another day trip this summer because the days were getting long and i was getting lazy. i knew clarissa would be game with about 12 hours notice. she was. i let her choose the direction because i can be very indecisive (we weren’t sure whether to go north or east). but the prospects of fresh fruit (it was early august, the perfect time to go if you want lots of selection) and sage seemed like a practical choice.
here is picking flowers, picking fruit, picking sage, taking pictures, exploring and getting lost…
^^^i’m looking forward to getting this film developed, i’ll post the pictures aya took soon!
^^^these peaches were amazing!^^^future assistant? look at him holding the camera for me! ^^^it was such beautiful light on the way home. thanks for joining us on a little adventure clarrissa!