Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dramatic Dawn, Fort Steele Clydesdales, Columbia Lake & A Bee?

Had to head to Cranbrook today, for an appointment (it's over an hour's drive each way). Happily, we were able to take our time and stop for photos! As always, click on the images to enlarge them.

It started with what looked like a snowstorm in the making ...

Full Colour Photo - From Our Front Deck

Happily, the sun prevailed!

At Fort Steele on the way back to Invermere, the Clydesdales were in the front paddock so, of course, we had to stop! There were about 10 horses grazing in the warm fall sunshine, but only a couple who were posing obligingly!

The colour of Columbia Lake was amazing today - a gorgeous, rich blue-green - so we stopped at the lookout and climbed the ridge to look at the entire length of the lake:

Looking Northeast

Looking Southeast

Closer View of Start Of Columbia Wetlands

On the way back to the car, my "macro" eye spotted these scenes:

Thought This Was A Bee, But Some Sort of Fly?

Ok, back to packing!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Kinsmen Beach Park at Lake Windermere

I had a few minutes today, to take a stroll around ... click on the image for a larger view of the last of the fall colours around Lake Dorothy and the northern edge of Lake Windermere.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Photo Day!

The keen photographers among you will have experienced this phenomenon: Some days, nothing inspires you. Other days, you can't put the camera down! Yesterday was such a day!

As always, click on the images to enlarge them.

It started first thing in the morning, with a very unusual sunrise!

A little later, in the kitchen while Paul and I were drinking our second cuppa of the day ... two Whiskey Jacks started flitting around the pines outside the window. I don't think I've ever seen them in the Columbia Valley, and definitely not at this lower elevation! The first two photos were taken through the double-glazed (and less-than-spotless!) window above the kitchen sink - we were 10-15 feet away from the birds, and the second two photos were taken from our deck, 20-30 feet away:

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Late morning, we had to vacate the house for at least an hour because the landlord had (another!) realtor bringing potential buyers to look at the place. We had to be out for about an hour. So I persuaded Paul and Mum that it might be a good time to head up the road to Panorama, to take photos of the Golden Larches, which are "on show" at this time of year:

Golden Larches are deciduous conifers, which means that their leaves "turn" in the autumn, and fall off, just like maples, oaks, aspens, etc!

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A few days ago I mentioned that we're moving. Well, you know what it's like when you live in a certain place for a while, you keep promising yourself "I've got plenty of time to shoot ___!" The Golden Larches grow well along the path of the Toby Creek, which I've been "meaning" to photograph for several years. So I took the opportunity yesterday, straining the patience of my fellow day-trippers, to git 'er done!

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There are still a few locations on my "to do" list before we leave the Columbia Valley. Only time will tell if I get to them in the next few weeks!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Moving Again!

I'm moving soon and need to reduce my stock!

MOVING SALE: 30% off all current photo greeting cards!

Sale will last until stock runs out or moving day arrives, whichever is first!

The sale will end without warning so don't delay - buy now!

More later, when I get a minute to catch my breath!

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