On a recent trip to England, I was driving down a country road when I spotted the sun about to set behind some trees. I finally found a spot to pull over and after negotiating a very prickly hedge row made my was into a farmers field and was lucky enough to witness a beautiful sunset...
Not long ago a a hawk landed in our back yard. It had caught some small animal of bird and was having lunch (poor creature but that is nature). I went out after it was finished and the hawk had devoured it so completely that I couldn't even tell where it was eating. There was nothing left.
Castle Mountain is near to Lake Louise on the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) north west of Banff. Moraine Lake is quite near to Lake Louise but at a higher elevation.
These are pictures of Castle Mountain from a spot to pull over on the TCH.
The sun was constantly coming and going that...
We went to Lake Louise this week and were treated to the most amazing lighting of the lake I have ever seen. It was a constantly changing mix of clouds, sun and rain all within about 1.5 hours.
This is where you can rent canoes to tour the lake.
It was a busy day but not...
We went to a farmers market at Millarville which is about 30 minutes southwest of Calgary. On the way back to Calgary, we took a small country road and stopped to look west at the fields, foothills and Rocky Mountains. and of course take a few pictures.
These shots were taken in Pinawa and at the Seven Sisters Power Station on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba last weekend.
Pinawa was the site of a test nuclear reactor and I believe it is now being used to store nuclear waste. Pinawa is at the western edge of the Precambrian Shield. the...
There had been very little snow until the end of Dec and then about 14 inches fell overnight. It was no fun shoveling it but with the brilliant sunshine and shadows, it provided plenty of opportunity for pictures.
1. Until around noon, the only things moving were 4 X 4's
2. The snow...
Overnight, on the day of the hoarfrost, a snow storm went through and dropped about 14 inches of snow on southern Manitoba. While inconvenient for a little while (Manitoban's are not fazed by these - they are a hearty bunch) it did provide a wonderful opportunity later that day as the sun set...
On a recent visit to Pinawa, Manitoba, which is about 120 km east north east of Winnipeg, we had the opportunity to feed some of the many deer that are in and around the town.
There are many deer there and while not tame, they have become used to people. We arrived just before a large snow...
It was a very nice day in Calgary on Christmas Day (about +7C) so we went for a walk in Fish Creek Park which runs through the south part of the city. The sun was low in the sky and it made for some beautiful colours.
Here are a few pictures of a quarry in southwest Vermont. It was a little too soon for the full fall colours but the contrast between the water, the colours and shades of the rocks and the trees was still lovely.
Do you see anything different in the corner of one of the...
Took a trip to Vermont last month and passed through the Eastern Townships of Quebec on the way there.
This is in the town of Knowlton, not far from the border.
It is just a town but it has a Jones of New York Factory Store
There is a little damn in the...
On a recent trip to Manitoba, we traveled a bit in the eastern part of the province about 60 miles east of Winnipeg. There is still quite a bit of farming going on there and there are some abandoned farm houses that have been replaced with newer ones. I think the one in this thread is over 100...