Local resident Richard Gibbons takes us down memory lane as he reminisces about fruit picking in the Okanagan in years gone by.

Summer seems to have again ended with a bit of a bang; in this case a clap of thunder, and the rain sorely needed by our forests. The transition back into work and school is all too sudden as potato salad and barbecued hamburger goes off the menu to be replaced by mashed potatoes and roasts done in the oven. The joy of tree-fresh cherries and peaches is quickly replaced by amazing varieties of apples, both old and new. Apple orchards are now decorated by the big red bins as harvest begins.Apple Orchard in Lake Country

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Photo source: Carol Thomson