Category Archives: Landscapes

The Difference a Week Makes

A week ago, our lake looked like this. We had just had an April snowstorm, and the ice was starting to melt at  the edge of the lake.

Now the lake looks like this. The ice has become very slushy, and is at one end of the lake.

My husband decided to take his old boat out and see what the ice was like.

You can see his venture into the ice in this picture.

 

Lake Minnewanka

I’m still going through photos from our trip to Banff this past summer. When we finished the trip to Mount Norquay, we visited Lake Minnewanka.

This is a very beautiful lake and would be good to revisit. It is 21 km long, so we only saw one very small part. They have boat cruises going out during the summer – this will have to be on our bucket list if/when we visit the area again.

Mount Norquay, Banff, Alberta

Last summer, my daughter and I went to Mount Norquay, overlooking Banff. She went to climb the mountain, and I went to take photos. Both of us really enjoyed ourselves.

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Looking up at Mount Norquay
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Signing her life away
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One of the residents – obviously the mesh didn’t keep the birds from nesting
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On the way up the mountain to climb
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The view from the chairlift as I went up
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Before the climb – overlooking Banff
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And off they go
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Higher and higher
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Small people in comparison to Mount Norquay
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The last view of them as they climbed
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Banff from Mount Norquay

 

Waiting for the Super-Moon

I’ve never actually watched the moon rise. Usually I first notice it when the moon is actually showing or is above the horizon. We saw the super-moon on the 13th after the moon was already up, so we decided to try and catch the moon coming up the next night.

We didn’t realize that it would be much later coming up the second night, so ended up waiting for the moon to come up. It was interesting to see the sky lightening in that area, and eventually seeing the moon come up.

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Scenery around Banff

I really enjoyed visiting Banff this summer. We were able to go up in the Banff gondola, and the chairlift at Mount Norquay. Each of these places give great opportunities to see the mountains around Banff. I especially enjoyed watching the lighting change on the mountains because of the cloud cover.

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Banff
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This storm moved through the mountains to the left of us. It was fascinating to watch.
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On the other side, we could watch a storm coming into Banff.

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