Fall went by in the blink of an eye and somehow it’s November 18th - one week away from the Grey Cup 🏈 I hope you guys are ready for two games filled with great stories and athletes alike. For the players waking up today with next Sunday as the goal in mind 💯 get it. We’ll be watching. Who’s playin in GC106?
Emerald Lake (Day 2)
After the late Aurora display on Monday, I became a little lazy, it could be said that it was the most relaxed day, but here everything is relative. Returning to our activity that day we went to Canmore to see the possibilities of photographing the Three Sisters. On the way we had some pleasant surprise and, after doing some shopping, we headed towards Emerald Lake, another top destination of the trip. To describe the place, it is best to remember the chronicle of Canadian guide Tom Wilson, who was the first non-native to discover it by accident, as late as 1882, when some of his horses escaped: "For a few moments I sat on my horse and I enjoyed the strange and peaceful beauty of the scene. " Wilson was the one who named the lake because of its remarkable emerald color due to the suspended particles of glacial sediment. Previously, that same year, Wilson had discovered another lake that he named "Emerald", but soon that lake was goingo to be renamed as Lake Louise, which we also had the occasion to meet.
During several moments of that foggy afternoon I was able to experience what Wilson could feel, especially during the moments of solitude in which I was looking for an interesting frame and partly enjoyed the immensity and peace of the place, a calm, pristine, confined lake between mountains, bathed by a sea of fog and tranquility. Certainly I enjoy much more sharing the photographic excursions with other colleagues, but normally in location I also like to enjoy, even for a short time, the moments of peace that landscape photography gives me and follow a quiet ritual to make the photo with the necessary tranquility. Maybe that's why I immediately stopped cursing my companions for "escaping" by the riverbank without me, to be able to make a photo like this ...;) #canada#canadianrockies#banff#yoho#yohonationalpark#emeraldlake#mountains#snowy#winter#winterscene#lake#reflection#alberta#explorealberta#travelcanada#parkscanada#travelalberta#mybanff#banffcanada#landscapes#maciascapes
It is the final day of Sparkles! 🎅🏼 Drop by @toy_soup to meet Santa from 1:30pm-4pm! 🎶 The Victorian Carolers will be wandering the village from 1:30pm-4pm! 📸 Visit our FREE photo booth in the Mill to have your photo taken and to enter to win some prizes! 🎄✨ See you soon!
I had a great, albeit really, really, really, REALLY cold, trip to Ottawa, Canada this week! This is the Canadian Parliament building, known as Centre Block, which is currently undergoing some badly needed rehabilitation to make her all shiny & like-new again - or as like-new as a building from the early 1900s should be. Since I was there for a conference, & it never got above 15*, I didn’t get to explore much of the city outside numerous runs to @timhortons & a very cold afternoon walk by Parliament. So a return trip is definitely in order! 🇨🇦
Throwback Thursday. Summer 2017 was wild, and full of crazy cool bear encounters.
Mid summer we came across a couple of black bear bums, it looked like they were eating something, but we couldn't tell what it was. Eventually the larger bear walked away (maybe a full belly), and when the small cinnamon bear realized he finally had it all to himself, he made a run for it, taking the delicious treat with him. That's when I snapped this shot, and realized it was a beaver!! How cool!?