Friday, September 27, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I’ve neglected my poor blog for quite some time now. There wasn’t much to share since our son Steve married his beautiful bride, Vanessa.
I got home after spending two weeks in B.C. to help with the wedding looking forward to enjoying the rest of the summer. We were enjoying it one afternoon sitting out on our deck enjoying a cool beverage after a birding adventure….unfortunately the bolts in the chair I was sitting in, sheared off sending me to a fall that ended with a four hour visit to the emergency room, seven stiches to repair my outer ear and to top it off, a concussion. I spent the next few weeks taking it easy and try to keep patient as I healed.
I’m pretty much all healed now and my summer was not a complete loss. We recently were able to spend a week in Jasper, Alberta. In my 54 years on this earth, I have only ever driven across the Rockies traveling from B.C. to Alberta and Saskatchewan. It was time to explore them a little closer and so we did. I have to say it has to be one of the best get-a-ways we have ever had. We hiked many miles and the scenery was never ending.
Our first day we ventured off to Maligne Lake were not only did I see my first live moose, but I saw it swimming across the lake.
What was really priceless, was the couple on shore totally oblivious as the moose arrived on shore behind them, even shaking himself dry. I wish I had gotten a shot of their faces when they realized he was there.
Now, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and since I call this “a photo blog”, I am going to stop my rambling and let the images do the talking. I hope you enjoy.
View from Leech Lake
A small portion of Athabasca Falls
View from the falls
Icing on the cake?
One of the many trails we hiked.
And of course, it wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t add a photo or two of some birds.
I took well over 1,000 photos and it took some time to sort through and pick my favourites. There are still plenty more I can share but I think I will keep them in stock for some Wordless Wednesday posts.
Thanks for visiting
Friday, July 26, 2013
While I was visiting back in B.C., my parents, daughter-in-law and I, decided to make a trip out to Chilliwack for what would be our last time to see Minter Gardens. It had been announced just days before I left Alberta, that this was to be the last season for the gardens after 33 years of operation. It’s always been a great place to visit, so I was glad I got the chance to go while I was there.
We picked the perfect day, weather and temperatures could not have been better and it was so nice to have such great company to share it with. The gardens had never looked better and I hope you enjoy the few photos I have chosen as my favourites.