Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ski hills in Summer

The ski hill in Kimberley (British Columbia) takes a well-earned rest during the summer.
And the old chairlift seats
languish in the heat - unloved and forgotten.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kimberley Skies

My family are currently spending a week near Kimberley in south eastern British Columbia.  We've been here a few times before, and the scenery in this part of the province is truly gorgeous - and, I swear, the sky is always blue.
Yesterday we hit the tourist trail and visited Fort Steele, a small Heritage Park  
and I was instantly transported into an episode of 
Little House on the Prairie!
The location for Fort Steele is stunning - it sits in the Kootenay River valley just to the east of Kimberley and Cranbrook and is completely surrounded by the hills and mountains of the East Kootenays, Purcell Provincial Park and Top of the World Provincial Park
In every direction, the horizon is dramatic.
And the sky was always blue.
I am linking to SkyWatch Friday and to Scenic Sunday this week - have a wonderful week yourselves, and may your skies be just as blue!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

London 2012, from Calgary

I am currently sitting (literally) in the 
gold medal position in the 
"Armchair Critic" event.

Loving the coverage and it's great to be supporting two teams!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Summer

Great views from a friend's deck on a summer evening.
Lush green landscape of the Alberta foothills, and a dot of a bird in the sky if you look (really!) closely.
Oh, to have a powerful zoom lens right now.
And a mid-week shower quickly clears, leaving stripey colours in it's wake.
Have a wonderful SkyWatch Friday
And it's a long weekend here in Alberta.  Yay!