Letter: An ode to the season: Summer in the Smokanogan

So our summers, still here and I love it, so there!

To the editor:

I’ve always loved the summer time, but now it’s come and gone,

You couldn’t tell by looking outside, whether it was evening or dawn.

The smoke filled the valley from the south to the north,

And some tourists said, “so why are we here?”

Let’s pick up our stuff and try it next summer,

When maybe the scene is a little more clear.

And there’s no denying, the time has been tough,

When your home disappears in the smoke and the flames,

But they never gave up, cause they had to go on,

And sometimes we knew who or what was to blame.

But the sky will clear up like it always had done,

And the music of birds will again fill the air,

A cool gentle rain then a soft warming sun,

So our summers, still here and I love it, so there!!!!

Ken Thompson

Kelowna

Just Posted

Helevorn comes to Kelowna on first Canadian tour

The Spaniards will bring their brand of doom metal to Kelowna May 11

Okanagan College program enacts remote smartphone chargers

Project ReCharge is making some additions to local parks

One day cat cafe comes to Lake Country

The Lake Country Art Gallery will host the adoption event

The Lonely to celebrate Roy Orbison’s music

The tribute show will come to Kelowna Sept. 27

No one hurt in West Kelowna rollover

The crash took place at Sonoma Pines Drive and Carrington Road

VIDEO: Are you concerned about Facebook leaking personal information?

Local Okanagan Facebook users speak on the social platform’s privacy settings

Memorial bench for young South Okanagan woman who died was stolen

Someone stole the stone bench that was placed at a walking bridge across the creek

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

VIDEO: Large dust devil swirls through downtown Chase

Residents look on as column climbs about 90 feet into the air

Okanagan city caps downtown cannabis retail applications

Four currently approved, two more coming, moratorium in place, reviewed after 12 months

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

Okanagan school bus driver fondly remembered

Mike Moore, 56, was Vernon School District employee for 25 years before succumbing to cancer

Summerland auxiliary raised $1M for hospital tower

Funds came from sales at Summerland Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Most Read