Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre

1980 Cooper Rd #201, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8K5

★★★★★ 

Having been in this town for many years, I’ve watched this mall swallow up the space Wal-Mart Left, putting in a food court, and later a Sport Chek, Timmies, EB Games & Best Buy, and now expanding once again. They really concern themselves with making it into a hub for people to chill, relax, and do some therapy shopping!! There are also seasonal shops which pop up in the middle of the other shops, check them out during the holidays for favorites such as the Log Barn!

It’s always fairly clean for the amount of traffic that goes through. This location also makes an excellent place to have a wind friendly walk in the early hours, (as later hours do get crowded) for those who don’t wish to be stuck to a treadmill.

Excited to see what you guys have in store!

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September 2019 Exploration Update

Alrighty! September 2019 Exploration Update with SarahTonin

Special Guest Star – Raven from Teen Titans!  (Lucky to snag her before she headed off back to her room!)

HI I’m Raven, I just got back from Random Acts of Costuming, where we cheered up some kids and some people, I put on my best smile, and now without any further ado, here is SarahTonin’s Exploration Update for the Month of September. Teen Titans GO!

Shout out to Random Acts of Costuming, check them out on Facebook and follow them there, more on that next month.

Didn’t go many places, but we did make some delicious shish kabobs and had a corn feast, which if you see there, I’ve taken two slices of tomato and slathered them on the corn. (This to be done after normal condiments applied, butter, salt and pepper) That’s how you do it RIGHT!

Saw this spectacular sunrise, peeking out from behind a fire hydrant.

Snapped a few shots of this excellent sunset on the way back from Vernon

Went camping, made some camp food! Yes, Omelets ARE camp food.

And there’s some power lines…

(Further) Construction on St. Paul’s

Corn Chowder! (Recipe to follow!)

The September full moon illuminated by the light of a Polar Bear!

And lights on Bernard!

Put out How to Make a Cape with Ruby

Finished my Peter Kelamis Goku Montage! (To support my work click here!)

Got some AWESOME socks at Hot Topic on Sale!

Sliced up some crab apples to make tea! Figured out a neat way of cutting them, so it doesn’t take you ALL day!

Early morning hours on Bernard; and facing the other direction

Making some Banana Bread!

Whooh – Made some egg whites you could that you could stand up straight, I made a beautiful peach meringue pie… 🙂

There’s our banana bread!

Peach meringue pie!

And these lovely ladies, that were helping with raise a reader downtown by the Capital New Centre.

Kelowna just waking up in the morning!

A peaceful, quiet Bernard Morning-GREEN LIGHT!

And a cute little mushroom glen!

Also helped raise awareness for Orange Shirt Day, check that out Online.

And I thought I’d end it on a funny note. Why can’t you Trust an Artist? Because….They’re Shady! They’re Sketchy! AND they might try to Frame you! Have a great week guys and hopefully I’ll  explore way more things this month however as the winter months set in, I tend to bunker down and hibernate…and wait for the cold to go away! So you may see me venture out, once in a while, but expect to see more updates in regards to Tutorials, and other such likes! Stay Tuned!

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Bean Scene Central

1815 Gordon Dr #109, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3A4
 
★★★★★

Friendly homey atmosphere that makes you want to relax and unwind. Have a tea, coffee, or pastry and let a charming barista take your order, then make it for you while you watch! It makes an excellent end of day location, as it’s store front faces towards the sunset, allowing you to bask in it’s glow.

Customer service is excellent, people care.

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Say No to Pesticides Killing Off Our Bees!

Just when I thought humans had started figuring it out, we’ve got sneaky buggers trying to re-instate chemical usage that will finish killing off our already endangered bees! As a gardener, I’m aware it may be “easier” to grow plants when you don’t have to worry about bugs, but when you don’t have the pollen carrier, the plants will just DIE, and so ends green things being able to live on this earth, at least in our current natural cycle.

‘Sum of Us’ activists have put forward a campaign to save these poor bees, let’s do our part in ensuring our future!

Dozens of bee species are now extinct or on the verge of disappearing. But Bayer and its cronies are twisting the EU’s arm into ignoring bee-saving rules against harmful pesticides — the same rules that got toxic neonicotinoids banned last year.

We all rely on bees to pollinate fruit, vegetables and crops. But around the world bees are in decline, putting the future health of our planet at risk — and unless the EU takes concrete steps to save the bees, this trend shows no sign of reversing.

MEPs urgently need to challenge the bureaucrats that buckled to Bayer’s lobbyists. MEPs could force a U-turn, and revive plans to crack down on all bee-harming pesticides. 

It’s the EU’s job to force corporations like Bayer to take bee health seriously — and prevent deadly, bee-killing chemicals from flooding our fields. Bayer shouldn’t be telling the EU what to do. Across Europe, MEPs plastered their election campaigns with pledges to save the bees. Will you sign the petition now to tell MEPs to live up to their promises?

Sign the petition to demand that MEPs fix this mess urgently and protect bees from deadly pesticides.

Click here to learn more!

Yew Berries – A Pretty Killer

I spotted an ‘unknown’ berry a few weeks back, however not knowing the name of the berry doesn’t mean I’m not aware of when its prime time for picking is, so I had set out today to get a few, in hopes of bringing home and researching. As I was harvesting the fells, a grandma and her two grand-kids passed me and she asked ‘Are those berries edible?’ to which I replied, I was pretty sure the berries weren’t poisonous, but there was something odd about them that pointed to toxicity, so I’d be researching when I got home, as I was pretty sure they were soap berries or something to that effect.. She correctly nomenclatured them as Yew berries, which, I was correct, the berry itself is completely harmless, however as little as THREE of the seeds can do incredible harm! Even the foliage itself can kill you!

“The entire yew bush, except the aril (the red flesh of the berry covering the seed), is poisonous. It is toxic due to a group of chemicals called taxine alkaloids. Their cardiotoxicity is well known and act via calcium and sodium channel antagonism, causing an increase in cytoplasmic calcium currents of the myocardial cells. The seeds contains the highest concentrations of these alkaloids.[25][26] If any leaves or seeds of the plant are ingested, urgent medical advice is recommended as well as observation for at least 6 hours after the point of ingestion.[27][28] “

Yew Tree

These plants are located right between the new dog park and playground on Richter. With that in mind, all I can say be aware of the plants around you and watch your pets and kids!

Now that being said, everything in moderation!!! This plant, in controlled dosages, is a beneficial plant for extreme conditions, such as cancer and tapeworms. For more on that, click here!