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aint nothin’ gonna stop us now

  • Posted on August 11, 2011 at 11:48 am

i love the idea of something so delicate growing amid the rocks. instead of being overwhelmed by the hardships, it finds a way through and out into the sunlight, much sturdier for the effort than our pampered garden plants, whose every whim is catered to.

fern amid the rocks

hows it DO that

digory had to go in for a closer look too

christmas is coming….

  • Posted on July 30, 2011 at 12:56 am

digory and tree

digory found a tree in the woods that he said would be the perfect size for a christmas tree. he didn’t want to hear that christmas is too far off, or that we weren’t allowed to dig up or cut down trees in the provincial park. i think he just wants presents 😆

digory climbs a tree

  • Posted on July 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm

digory in tree

digory is a very active boy. and has no fear of heights!

digory goes travelling.

  • Posted on June 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

so having a boy in the house is really shaking things up.  boys are loud and have so much energy.  the girls were being driven to distraction, so i decided to take him on a road trip to explore the mountains, welcome him here, and give the girls a little respite.

first we drove off to kananskis to try to get to elbow lake.  the first road we tried was closed so we headed off on backroads tying to go the long way round to see if we could get there another way.  after a couple of hours in the car digory was getting really wiggly, so we stopped at the start of a small trail and went exploring.

digory insisted on dragging along his new skateboard.  (it was supposed to be for his brother who is still away at school but i’m not sure digory will give it up 🙂 )

digory skateboard

he is quite the little ham, and loves to climb on everything

funky boy

we found a whole field of dandelions and digory was quite fascinated with these strange yellow things. i don’t think he’ll like them quite as much after he has to weed the garden a few times 🙂

digory in dandelion meadow


banff/lake louise trip day 7 afternoon

  • Posted on June 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

after lunch we headed back home.  reluctant to get right back into our normal routine we made one last stop at big hill springs provincial park

over the river and through the woods…

there were some lovely rock cliffs to climb

and i even found a cave.

i wanted to go in and do some exploring, but was afraid i might wake a hibernating bear,  so instead i just peeked in the entrance.  not having a flashlight with me i couldn’t see very far.

i ended by sitting on the bridge and dreaming of spring, when we can come out and swim in the creek

banff/lake louise trip day 7 morning

  • Posted on June 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

we slept in late today, the last day of our vacation,  then headed off on our last hike in banff.

lichen covered rocks are so much fun to climb, and make wonderful backdrops.

majestic mountains

the view from here was incredible! i really hated to leave. we’ve had so much fun on this holiday and it’s always hard to go back to the “real” world.  :sigh  but life intrudes and it’s time to go.

banff/lake louise trip day 6 afternoon

  • Posted on June 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm

after lunch we hiked out to the cave and basin.  it is actually closed for renovations right now but the walk was pretty.

blowing hair

another blowing hair shot.  have i mentioned that i love these?

the road less travelled

a long road through the snow.  good thing i wore my boots.

taking photo's

taking pictures of ducks on the river.

they made me take one more “fashion” pic.

banff/lake louise trip day 6 morning

  • Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

we have another busy day planned. off to little bow falls this morning and then hiking to the cave and basin in the afternoon.

the rocks by the falls were a great place for another photo shoot.  i love the look of wind in my hair.  makes me almost look like a real model 😉  the white blur behind me is the frozen falls.

the wind was chilly and i started to turn as red as my hair so i popped my hoody back on. the sweaters together look so chic.

finally fashion gave way to warmth and i put my hood up for the rest of the trip

banff/lake louise trip day 5 afternoon

  • Posted on May 31, 2011 at 9:32 am

we left lake louise and went to johnson’s canyon for a great winter hike.  the lower falls were frozen over and all we could see was the water flowing out beneath the ice.

frozen waterfall

hiking up to the upper falls we found a bench buried so deeply in the snow that it was the perfect size for me.

buried bench

because it was cooler hiking through the trees i wore my new owl hat to keep my ears from freezing

owl hat

i thought you might like to see a closeup of the lace edging and crocheted features.

on the cliff wall

across the canyon was a brave tree clinging to a tiny ledge and reaching for the sky.  of course i had to take a picture!

banff/lake louise trip day 5 morning

  • Posted on May 27, 2011 at 6:52 am

this was our last day at lake louise so we decided to take advantage of the hotel for some atmosphere shots.

gazing out the window
i love the light in this one

loved these stained glass windows
there were some great stained glass windows.  unfortunately my photography skills weren’t good enough to capture most of them.

elegant stairs
the stairs were covered with luxurious carpet