Sunday, August 3, 2014

Trees, and a plug

I posted this photo back in 2009 - a favourite tree positioned in the middle of a field with a gorgeous Rocky Mountain backdrop.
The tree has become infamous in our family now, and even has it's own name.
It is the PPPP Tree.  

The Pride and Prejudice Perfectly Positioned tree!

On my way to work the other morning I saw a guy at the side of a road with his tripod and camera.  The tree was sitting in a blaze of canola and I thought to myself that this was going to make a stunning shot.  
I wasn't wrong.
Here is a plug for a local photographer who has taken some sublime shots around Calgary and further afield across Alberta.

His name is Neil Zeller and here's a plug:

Check out some of his other gorgeous photos.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Camping near Banff

The summer weather has been fab - time to dust off the trusty yellow tent again.

First, put up tent in the only rain shower that has materialized for four weeks - someone was watching us and thought 
'Ah, yes, just in time for a wee downpour!"

Try out the newly purchased kayak.  So serene.
The skies have a been pretty hazy on some days due to the forest fires in Banff National Park.
Some of the wildlife is a little shy...
...and some of it is not. At all.
White Admiral butterflies, I believe.

Smores are essential when camping of course.
The dogs are well and truly pooped.
And it rains again, but we don't mind at all when it produces stunning rainbows reaching across the mountain vistas.
 Even a hint of a double rainbow.
Family photo album
and I even allow a rare photo!

Heading out to Vancouver Island next.  I get to play in an ocean for the first time in years.
I am SO excited!