Jasper, Alberta in May (Very Picture heavy!) Part 1

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)May 17, 2009

We had beautiful weather, a lovely place to stay, saw much wildlife, walked the Maligne Canyon, tried a bit of "geocaching", and just plain enjoyed ourselves. (There's also a photo of me in my pink ribbon just after Baby Girl's birth announcement.)

DH geocaching in town. Turns out they have removed all the caches!

This is the source of a stream emerging from under our hiking trail:

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chelone

Don't we live on a magnificent planet?!! I can almost smell the pines and hear the water, it reminds me a good deal of the White Mtns. of NH, but on a much reduced scale. Breathtaking, 'bug.

I was particularly taken by the colors in the shots with Mule deer and Big Horn sheep; that lovely soft, buff tinged with grey, hat will soon be replaced with Spring's fresh greens.

Wish the pink ribbon was more visible, though...

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 6:44AM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Fabulous!

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 7:03AM
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gardeningmary

Stunning!! Makes me want to jump on a plane and fly right out there. Wonderful that the weather was so cooperative.

Mary

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 7:42AM
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dodgerdudette

I surely enjoyed this virtual journey this morning; such glorious vistas and your photos are so well done . So glad you shared them with us..

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 8:44PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Marie, I love these pics. They make me nostalgic for the Idaho Rockies.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2009 at 9:33PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Gardenbug....DD and I looked at these on Saturday. We both thought it was very pretty country there! I wondered if that was a wild donkey? What was in the water? You were pretty close to that ram who was staring right at you! Beautiful mountains, it all looks so serene. Happy you posted these.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 9:12AM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

No donkeys..."mule deer".

I was impressed by his horns and stayed in the car for that shot! ;)

In the water? Ice & ducks. I haven't looked up what kind yet.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 12:31PM
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anitamo(5)

You take wonderful photos, bug. I am so impressed with the beauty in Canada's landscape, and in your ability to capture it so well on film. I've never been there, but I remember seeing it on the big IMAX screen at Epcot Center in Florida. Of all the countries shown at Epcot, I walked away that day only remembering Canada. You've given me a taste of that memory. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 8:11PM
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veronicastrum(z5 IL)

Beautiful!

V.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 9:19PM
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