Saturday, May 21, 2011

Week off

We're on a roadtrip!  On Wednesday we drove across BC to Nelson.  What a shock.  We went from our sort of spring with lots of rain and pretty cool temperatures to  instant hot summer.

View from the lookout
 I was so tired that I couldn't even look at my computer.  It was nice to just ignore everything electronic and visit and knit. 

Yesterday we hopped in the car and headed off to Lethbridge.   In less than an hour we were in winter again.  Here we are driving through one of the mountain passes.

A little sidetrip to the Creston Wildlife Sanctuary to see what the marshlands had to offer.  There were lots of birds singing - especially  redwing blackbirds.  All over the marsh, we could see the male blackbirds staking out their cat tail stalk and  singing to get some attention.  I sat down on a bench with this view.  I just wanted  to sit there all day and listen to the birds sing.  Isn't this peaceful?

After negotiating the Crowsnest Pass through the Rockies, we popped out in Alberta.  It's like a different country.  One of the best things, of course, are the windmills.   

There are rows and rows of them in Pincher Creek.  A storm was brewing and the sky was very gray - not blue.  The sun was still shining on them and I loved how they appeared to glow.  The dry grass looked like a beach.

More to come...when I have time.  


EmptyNester said...

This entire post made me feel so calm and relaxed. I should try to remember it from now on when I feel stressed! I just love those kind of windmills!

Emille said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

Mimi said...

I wondered where you had hidden away, Stephanie, and now I see why you would ignore electronic gadgets.
These views are stunning! What a great country, when you can travel (by car!) from one season to another.
Enjoy the rest of your road trip, and I look forward to more photos when you get back.

Angie said...

How wonderful to travel through the different weathers, great shots (can't see the mountain pass but the others are stunning.

Rudee said...

Absolutely spectacular photos! I love the one from the lookout. If I lived there, I'd never leave home.

To answer your question, yes, the sanctuary looks incredibly peaceful. I hope your batteries are fully recharged after this road trip.

Anonymous said...

It sounds nice being on a road trip ;-)

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

I loved visiting your blog this afternoon. Wonderful photos!


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