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Dave Belcher's Snapshots

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  1. Ts'y-los (Mt. Tatlow)

    Snapshot Title: Ts'y-los (Mt. Tatlow)
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Elkin Creek Ranch, Mt. Tatlow, Chilcotin, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Sacred mountain of the peoples of Nemiah.



  2. Black-headed grosbeak

    Snapshot Title: Black-headed grosbeak
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Haynes Ranch, Osoyoos, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    a common bird in the Okanagan



  3. The barn

    Snapshot Title: The barn
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Haynes Ranch, Osoyoos, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Classic hip-roof barn dates from 1917



  4. Ranch house

    Snapshot Title: Ranch house
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Haynes Ranch, Osoyoos, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Haynes was the first pioneer to establish a farm and ranch in this area. The house is a heritage site and is undergoing restoration.



  5. Clock

    Snapshot Title: Clock
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Alberta Prairie Railway
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    7:55



  6. OK, where's the rest of my dog!!!!!?????

    Snapshot Title: OK, where's the rest of my dog!!!!!?????
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Coulda got eaten by a bear? Lets face it, half a dog is better than no dog at all! ;o)



  7. Planting and weeding

    Snapshot Title: Planting and weeding
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Osoyoos, BC from Anarchist Mountain summit
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    This old chap is probably planting peppers or tomatoes



  8. Kwoiek Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Kwoiek Mountain
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Looking southwest towards the Stein Valley



  9. Kwoiek Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Kwoiek Mountain
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Looking southwest towards thye Stein Valley



  10. Mountain Pine beetle damage

    Snapshot Title: Mountain Pine beetle damage
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Much of the forest in central BC has been attacked by the mountain pine beetle with damage exceeding 30 percent in some areas.



  11. Logan Lake area

    Snapshot Title: Logan Lake area
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    The low sun early in the morning obscures most of the view towards Logan Lake, anothe copper rich area.



  12. Highland Valley

    Snapshot Title: Highland Valley
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    This is a copper mining area, as is much of this part of BC



  13. Fire-burnt trees

    Snapshot Title: Fire-burnt trees
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    The forest fire came within 500m of the tower



  14. Alpine pond

    Snapshot Title: Alpine pond
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    It supplies water to cattle which graze even at this elevation.



  15. Venables Lakes

    Snapshot Title: Venables Lakes
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Located about 20 km SSE of the lookout.

    Small ranches in this area.



  16. Cornwall Lookout

    Snapshot Title: Cornwall Lookout
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cornwall Lookout 360 panorama
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Elevation 2036 meters: 6680 feet



  17. Cones

    Snapshot Title: Cones
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Old Douglas Fir tree, Canoe Creek, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Douglas Fir



  18. Hay bales

    Snapshot Title: Hay bales
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Canoe Creek, Fraser River near the Gang Ranch, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    All the hay and alfalfa produced here is under irrigation since the area is very dry, less than 12" of precipitation annually



  19. Fraser River

    Snapshot Title: Fraser River
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Canoe Creek, Fraser River near the Gang Ranch, BC
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Looking south towards Moran Canyon where there was at one time a plan to dam the river near here. If it had been built it would have wiped out the entire salmon run in the Fraser.



  20. Keephills #3 plant

    Snapshot Title: Keephills #3 plant
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Dragline under construction, Keephills, Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Currently under construction. A carbon capture system is also being added to capture CO2 and pump it underground.



  21. Anemometer

    Snapshot Title: Anemometer
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Dragline under construction, Keephills, Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    used for monitoring wind speed at the top of the crane



  22. sign

    Snapshot Title: sign
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Dragline under construction, Keephills, Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Trans-Alta Utilities



  23. Cow

    Snapshot Title: Cow
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Gretzinger Farm, Stony Plain, AB
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    She knows she's being immortalized in a Gigapan!



  24. Little red barn

    Snapshot Title: Little red barn
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Gretzinger Farm, Stony Plain, AB
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Why were barns painted red?



  25. Thatched roof barn

    Snapshot Title: Thatched roof barn
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    the barn roof was thatched with straw



  26. Pulitzer Prize?

    Snapshot Title: Pulitzer Prize?
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Nope, in this case it's pullet surprise! LOL



  27. Frozen waterfall

    Snapshot Title: Frozen waterfall
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Ramparts of Mount Wilson, Canadian Rockies
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    melting snow refreezing



  28. Queen Elizabeth Range and Mount Sirdar

    Snapshot Title: Queen Elizabeth Range and Mount Sirdar
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Jasper
    Image Owner: achillebeaulne



    Description:

    Located in the valley towards Medicine Lake



  29. Ice covered boulder

    Snapshot Title: Ice covered boulder
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Dawson Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC.
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    just beginning to freeze



  30. Sightseers

    Snapshot Title: Sightseers
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spahats Creek Falls and canyon
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    enjoying the view



  31. old culvert

    Snapshot Title: old culvert
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spahats Creek Falls and canyon
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    A length of rusty corrugated culvert lies in the bottom of the canyon below the falls. Presumably it was washed (or thrown) down here from where the road above crosses the creek.



  32. Basalt colums

    Snapshot Title: Basalt colums
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spahats Creek Falls and canyon
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    This layer of basaltic lava is around 20-30 feet thick.



  33. The upper tier grotto.

    Snapshot Title: The upper tier grotto.
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spahats Creek Falls and canyon
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    The creek makes a short drop of about 40 feet before the final plunge.



  34. logs  & shakes

    Snapshot Title: logs & shakes
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Moul Creek cabin #2, Wells Gray Park
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    cedar shakes and pine logs



  35. Maisie's Magical Christmas house

    Snapshot Title: Maisie's Magical Christmas house
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Maisies Magical Christmas House #4
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Sign



  36. Santa and the elves

    Snapshot Title: Santa and the elves
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Maisies Magical Christmas House #5
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    this is where they work when not at the North Pole



  37. Merry Christmas

    Snapshot Title: Merry Christmas
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Maisies Magical Christmas House #5
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    one of the many LED displays



  38. 34

    Snapshot Title: 34
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Ramparts of Mount Wilson, Canadian Rockies
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    A survey marker



  39. Memorial to Maisie

    Snapshot Title: Memorial to Maisie
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Maisies Magical Christmas House #3
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Floral tribute and photo of the beautiful, generous lady who started it all



  40. Caousel

    Snapshot Title: Caousel
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Maisies Magical Christmas House #3
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    mobile and musical



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