Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Moody, Misty Mountains

Travelling down the Jasper-Banff parkway:

It was cloudy and rainy for the entire trip, which was unfortunate for the Rancher - he's never driven through the mountains in that direction.

Here is a photo of the Columbia Icefields. The glacier has noticeably receded in the half century since I was a child.

There was still gorgeous scenery to behold:


Leah J. Utas said...

Love the moody mountains. Shame Don couldn't see them in full sunshine, though.
As for Athabasca Glacier, sigh, it gets smaller every time I see it.
It's still beautiful.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Welcome Hone, df Bag Lady.

Your pictures are breathtaking. I'm not sure I miss the sunshine in them.


Reb said...

Lovely shots Sis. Shame that the rancher couldn't see them in better light, I guess you will have to go again ;)

Conny said...

That IS beautiful.

Levi said...

Do you suppose there's any connection between the glacier receding and your being alive?

Gail said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Many things have receded since I was a child.

messymimi said...

That's where I want to be when the weather is hot.

When it gets cold, of course, I want Tahiti.

Fickle me.

solarity said...

I love those hints of mountains peeking through the mist more than any sunlight peak.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I think you'll just need to make another trip so The Rancher can see it all in sunshine-y glory!
I have childhood memories of tractor rides on the Columbia Ice Fields. It seemed a lot like getting into a military transport vehicle.

Sagan said...


Hopefully BC will be my home someday :) Spectacular mountains. Glad you made it home safe and sound.

(But the cows?? How did they fare while you were away?? :))

Dawn said...

Beautifully evocative mountains.

And I think I might have driven that road many years ago (well I traveled from Banff up to Jasper and I was on a road!)

And I didn't actually drive - I was on a coach. Loved the scenery.

JavaChick said...

Lovely photos! Now I want to go on vacation somewhere. Taking photos in my yard is fun and all, but a change of scenery would also be nice.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - Thanks, cousin. I was disappointed for the Rancher.

dfTerrie - thanks! The mist made for some interesting photos.

Reb - thanks. I just hope it isn't another 15 years before we find time to go again!

Thanks, Connie!

Janell - uh, I'm not sure there's a connection - I know I'm hawt, but.....

Gail - giggle - in my own life, there's been some recession, some rearranging, some redistribution...

messymimi - I'm a little fickle myself - when it's really cold here, Tahiti definitely sounds wonderful!

Mary Anne in Kentucky - thanks! I rather like it, too.

kcinnova - I have never taken the tour of the glacier, but hear that it's very interesting.

Sagan - the cows were fine - they had lots to eat, so were happy. I don't think they missed us one iota!

Dawn - if you traveled from Banff to Jasper, you were on that road! It's the only one. And I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery!

JavaChick - you'll have to visit the mountains! Perhaps next spring.

Cheryl Kohan said...

Omigosh, that is beautiful countryside. Nice job, Rancher! Too bad about the glacier...