This week we are going to the outskirts of Courtenay, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Spring is in it's full glory with green grass and yellow flowers. This old barn takes us back in time. The snow covered mountains create a great backdrop as they fade into the sky.
White windmills against the big blue Alberta sky with rolling fields. It looks peaceful and picturesque.
The Rockies are one of Canada's most visited destinations, and for a good reason. They are a great contrast to the flat prairies and grasslands. They are highly visible from a distance and tower over the land like well formed statues made by the best artisans. They are under constant changes and keep rising each year. They capture you with their beauty and etch them selves into your memories.
The Chinook Arch is a South Alberta phenomenon. You know the weather is changing when you see it. The Chinook wind brings a sudden warming and winds with heavy gusts.
From a photographic point of view it brings contrasting colors and interesting cloud patterns.
Click here to read about the Chinooks on Wikipedia.
The Oldman River and the coulees around it are one of the major attractions to nature lovers who come to Lethbridge. With trails weaving in every direction you can cover a lot of grounds.
This photo was taken across Paradise Canyon Golf resort last spring before the trees put on their leaf cover.
You can walk the trails a thousand time and see something different every time. Mother nature rearranges the scene in many ways. Humans come along and sometime get destructive and leave their mess behind. Not too happy to see that. But sometime humans leave nicer marks. Inuksuit, (plural for insukshuk) were first made by the Northern people. See more info on Wikipedia.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics made them popular by using an inuksuk for their logo. Since then they have been popping up everywhere. The beauty about them is that it is a great way to be creative in nature without being destructive. Thanks to whoever made this one on the Oldman River across Paradise Canyon Golf Resort last spring.
The St Marys River is running; the ice and snow are melting. The big Alberta blue sky is smiling and the water is clear. The canyons are colorful and magical as always. There is a sense of mystery around. The river goes deeper and deeper each year; the cliffs reveal a little more of our geographic history.
The High Level Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks of Lethbridge. You may think that once you have seen it you have seen it all.
Well, not really. Although the bridge does not change; it's surrounding does and that changes the looks of it. Snow, green grasses, golden brown grasses, fog...it all makes for a different picture.
Chief Mountain is one of the most prominent peaks of the Rockies in South Alberta. He has a good sense of humour and likes to play. He seems to move on you depending on where you drive. Sometimes he is on your left, sometimes on your right and sometimes he just hides behind the clouds. If you talk to him, he may show his face from behind the veil of clouds.
Walk with me
(Without leaving the couch.)