|Pyramid lake, AB|
I have not had many vacations in Summertime. Last year I traveled home in July, and those of you who have families overseas, know, that such travel is not the most relaxing kind.
I also have not toured much in Canada, since I came here six years ago. This year was a good time to address both of those points, so this August a summer vacation took place, along with my first venture out of the province of BC.
I spent a very outdoorsy week in the neighbouring Alberta's Rocky Mountains... That means, stunning mountain scenery, Western towns and feel (no, I will not be "westernizing" my FW 2011 - no warnings there); very dry air (not appreciated by my dry skin), daily wildlife sightings, ever-changing mountain weather, night frost, a wind storm and a sense of being thrown into a world, entirely different from a place I call home... The Wild West lies just eight hours to the East....
The following shots are taken in Banff and Jasper, Alberta during the 7 day whirlwind...
|Black bears... and....|
|... soccer moms on the highway...|
|August snow.... (I've done some hill climbing..)|
|I like to think of myself as a friendly person...|
|...some critters agree with that...|
|If you climb a high ridge for hours, might as well have fun doing it!|
|Amazing, localized rainstorm!|
|FYI - that's not me doing the climbing!|
So, these are just a few of countless picturesque moments of my rare break during the summer.... I am back in the beautiful BC now, and ready to dive in the preparations for... well, the winter Holiday season...
Hope, everyone is enjoying their summer -
***all photos by Pete W. Dickson***
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