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Photo Blogging Challenge - August

Well it's the end of the month and time to participate in P.J.'s monthly photo challenge. The prompt for August is "summer".  For the most part we've had a gorgeous summer, here, in south-western Quebec. As a result we spent lots of time out on the deck and in the pool.

In August we travelled to Kelowna, British Columbia where we visited with Mrs. Dufus's mother, brother and nephew. Kelowna is a beautiful spot known primarily for it's tourism, vineyards and golf. We had a great time enjoying BBQs, my brother-in-law's pool, several games of golf, boating and visiting a couple of wineries. Here are some Kelowna summer pics...

A view of Lake Okanagan and the mountains beyond from my brother-in-law's side yard.

The 5th tee at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club

The 10th tee at the KGCC

My nephew getting a good view from his dad's boat on Lake Okanagan

The vineyard at Mission Hill Winery

And that wraps up this challenge. Visit P.J.'s link at the top of this post to see how others are spending their summer.

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And note this. Sunday we start the 4th in a series of 30 Days of Photos hosted by Ziva Moon and MikeWJ, the gruesome twosome. Wait till you see the prompts for this little exercise. I have and yet I still agreed to participate. Fun? Barely. My small comfort is there'll be other bloggers to share in the pain of this 30 day challenge.

Comments

Debra She Who Seeks said…
What a picturesque golf course!
nonamedufus said…
The course was gorgeous. Hard to concentrate on the golf when the scenery is so spectacular, Debra.
babs (beetle) said…
You have some beautiful scenery there.
meleahrebeccah said…
Holy crap! What a view at your brother-in-law's house. AHHHHHMAZING.

Hooray for golf. I can't believe I didn't play ONCE this year. *sigh*

Fabulous photos, John!
nonamedufus said…
British Columbia is simply gorgeous. And the interior, around Kelowna, is simply lovely. It was a very relaxing 10 days we spent there.
nonamedufus said…
I haven't played much golf this year either, Meleah. But my brother-in-law belongs to the Kelowna Golf and Country Club so while I was there I played every second day. Lots of fun.
lisa said…
The scenery in your shots is gorgeous! I think I could spend all day on that deck looking at that landscape.
nonamedufus said…
Some days I did just that, with a Corona or two.
Tami Von Zalez said…
I'm carrying that 30 Day list around with me everywhere. So far, I've covered 5 of the 30 days ....
Cheryl said…
Oh wow! Your brother-in-law has such a gorgeous view. I've never been to BC and now I've added another 'must-visit' to my list. Great photos John.
nonamedufus said…
Oh you're such a slave to the grind, Tami. Good luck!
nonamedufus said…
It's a beautiful province and the Kelowna area is simply gorgeous with the wineries, golf courses, Lake Okanagan and the mountains and all.
Ziva said…
Holy crap, that's a beautiful place! I love the vineyard photo especially. Very summery, indeed.
nonamedufus said…
It was the most relaxing and enjoyable 10 days of our summer, Ziva.
mike said…
They're not lying when they say that BC is photogenic. Great pics, Dufus.
P.J. said…
Nothing like a little golf, wine and a boat, eh? Hey wait... are you from Caddyshack?
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Mike. The surroundings were amazing. They don't call it beautiful British Columbia for nothing.
nonamedufus said…
Ha, no. I didn't have to contend with a gopher.
GeoKs said…
Looks like you hit all the highlights of a summer vacation in the Okanagan - wine, water and golf! I grew up in the Okanagan Valley, a little further south and spent my summers sailing and eating fresh fruit. Hope you enjoyed some tasty orchard produce, too.
nonamedufus said…
It's a gorgeous part of the country, isn't it? We had a great time.

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