Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Banff - Day 9

Today's our last full day in the Canadian Rockies. While the weather on the last half has been mixed, we've had a blast. Today was cloudy & a bit rainy, but we still got out for a couple of mini hikes and a picnic lunch.

One more water shot - it must be cloudy!

Close up of a Aspen tree trunk that gets eaten the in winter by hungry Elk

Monday, August 30, 2010

Banff - Day 8

Yet another great day up here - we did the Gondola ride at Lake Louise hoping for a bear sighting, but the overnight snow apparently slowed down their berry search on the slopes.

After a yummy lunch, we had a very nice hike to the far end of Moraine Lake where the river feeds it from the glaciers.

Mouth of the river feeding Moraine Lake

Lake Louise Alternate View
View of Lake Louise from the ski area

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Banff - Day 6

Storms are blowing through, but we had good enough weather to get out all day today. A trip up to Jasper and back included many side stops for waterfalls.

Nigel Creek

Nigel Creek

Cascading waterfalls on the side of the road

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Banff - Day 4, part 2

We had a busy day with hikes at Emerald Lake and Johnston Canyon, and our first wildlife sightings. They say it may snow, so this may be the end of our bright blue skies. For those of you who always ask where the people are in the photos, we have a pic of each of us.

Emerald Lake

A rare Laurence sighting

Jennifer enjoying the hike

Part of the scenic hike up Johnston Canyon

Tough Boys!

Banff - Day 4

Sunrise photos from this morning - we'll be out and about and may have more to add to today's entry later in the day.

Pre-dawn light

First light on the grass

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Banff - Day 3

Day 3 in the Canadian Rockies, and it was the most beautiful day yet. Highs in the upper 70's, and some terrific hiking. The weather is supposed to turn on us in a few days, so we are soaking in all the great weather we can.

Mirror Lake above Lake Louise

Lake Louise - a bookmark view

Upper Waterfowl Lake

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Banff - Day 2

Another beautiful day up here in the Canadian Rockies - a few photos from the day



Monday, August 23, 2010

Banff - Day 1

After 2 days of travel by car from Seattle, with 2 nights along the way with great friends in Missoula, MT & Calgary, Alberta, we arrived in the Banff area in the early afternoon.

We couldn't resist the temptation to drive a bit in the park on such a beautiful day.

Castle Mountain

Lake Louise

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mount Rainier

Took advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend in Washington for some time at Mount Rainier

Shooting star!

Long exposure to alter the look of the water & foreground grass

Nice reflection

Wildflower meadow just above Paradise

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rainy Seafair

August is supposed to be prime weather in Seattle, and it usually is. Seafair, with the Navy fleet in town, Blue Angel shows and hydro races is this weekend, and it's only the 3rd time in the last 50 years that it's rained during Seafair.

At least the gloomy weather provided a chance to play around with long exposures:

Stormy Seafair 2010

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