Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It Got Rockie

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.


Medicine Lake


Maligne Lake


View from Leech Lake


A small portion of Athabasca Falls


Athabasca Falls


View from the falls


Sunwapta Falls


Columbia Icefields


A castle?


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 Smile


  1. Robbie, glad to see you! Congratulations on the wedding of your son!
    Your Jasper shots are outstanding!

  2. Beautiful photos and congratulations to your son and his new bride!