Little did Jules Sherred know when he took this shot that it would incorporate the last of the Okanagan cherries before they literally cooked on the trees in this, 2021, heatwave. The cherries were purchased two days before Lytton set that heat record. The effects of climate change are devastating. Loss of life. Loss of property. Loss of food that sustains us and drives our economy. There is irony in this image. It will always stand out in my memory. The other fruit in this image is from farms on Vancouver Island.
Sherred can’t help but to wonder when he won’t be able to take images like this anymore because the window for buying local fruit will be days instead of months.