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textures in the leaves

  • Posted on April 9, 2012 at 9:54 am

winter color
winter color
catch a falling leaf
i am endlessly fascinated by the textures you can see up close

the edge of winter

  • Posted on March 29, 2012 at 10:08 am

the edge of winter

the white is receding leaving everything brown, dull from a distance, but it amazes me how many shades there are when you look closely.

winter leaves

  • Posted on December 31, 2011 at 12:56 am

winter leaf

taken on a hazy day when everything was white.

i’m on holidays right now, but put this up for your viewing pleasure and to show i’m still alive 😉

magpie in winter

  • Posted on December 7, 2011 at 12:26 am

magpie in winter

i don’t like magpies.  they really aren’t nice birds, but they are undeniably striking none the less.

silhouette

  • Posted on December 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm

pine branch silhouette

i just liked this one.

patterns in the snow

  • Posted on November 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

snow on tiles

i loved the patten the snow made as it was melting. snow seldom lasts here. it just gives us teasing tastes of spring so far off as we are barely into winter. but at least we can dream….

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 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 4

  • Posted on May 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

today our luck with the weather was still holding. it continues to be clear and just around 0 centigrade. another great day for exploring.
the fence makes a great seat
we crossed a creek on a rustic wood bridge and couldn’t miss the opportunity for a good photo op.
admiring the lake view
today i’m wearing a slim fitting, textured wool jacket in madelinetosh lace mourning dove, a blue gray variegated yarn. the front edge is trimmed in cream lace to add to  its feminine appeal.  i gave up my lace skirts in favor of a light blue tunic-dress over my leggings.  you’ll see more of that later.

bridge across the creek

behind me you can see a bit of the creek that still flows unfrozen and undaunted

a cool stone wall

farther on we found a great stone wall that makes a perfect backdrop for more pictures.  i love the rustic look.  can i take it home, please?

lanterns in perspective

higher up were cool lanterns glowing even though it was still only mid- afternoon.

i love this background

it was warm enough to take my jacket off and give you a glimpse of my tunic-dress. it is knit in madelinetosh lace denim color,  a very subtle blend of light blues. i love how the variegated yarn softens the texture slightly, almost like a soft focus photo.

banff/lake louise trip day 3

  • Posted on May 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

it’s been a while since i added to my trip log, life’s been busy…isn’t it always?
today was a quiet day. the sun was bright, the air was clear, we went for another stroll around the lake. for some reason most of my pictures didn’t work out, but i have a couple to show you….

enjoying the day

at the end of the lake i climbed up on a huge snow covered rock just to enjoy the view.  it was warm enough that i chose a lighter weight sweater today – this one a lovely pink lace knit out of zephyr wool-silk, teamed up with my cream colored scarf to keep the chill off. i relished having the sun in my face and being able to go bare-headed today.

an introspective moment

as usual we found many places to explore and a few good enough for a photo op.