Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lots of Photos...

I've learned that everyone wants 
to be on top of the mountain, 
but all the happiness and growth 
occurs while you're climbing it. 

This day has been a real gift - we woke up to beautiful sunshine this morning and it was gorgeous all day. Patti went on some gondola rides while Ray and I hiked. I'll share a few pictures from yesterday and today.

Patti and I unknowingly ended up with the same shirt so we both wore them yesterday.
Beautiful Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
The turquoise water is gorgeous.
I thought it was cool; Ray thought the temps were great.
A panoramic view of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from the lake side.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
The lake is extremely low and that is still ice on the lake.
Entrance to the Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park
When possible, we've been driving this instead of the the Trans-Canada Highway
because it is very scenic and there are places to pull off the road.
Just after sunrise this morning from our balcony

Banff National Park scenery
Banff National Park scenery

Near Norquay Ski Area
One of the most relaxing places I have ever found!
Later in the day, we got to sit in those chairs and could have stayed for hours.

View from the chairs above.
Taken close to the red chairs
It was a little windy!
Same red chairs near Norquay Ski Area
Banff National Park scenery
Banff National Park scenery
By such a river it is impossible to believe that one will ever be tired or old. Every sense applauds it - The Sound of Mountain Water, Wallace Stegner (read on sign near entrance of Johnston Canyon)
Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park
Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park
I really did not enjoy the catwalks!
Lower Falls in Johnston Canyon
Can you see the rainbow?
Blue arrow is pointing at it.
Cave at Lower Falls
View after going through the cave.
We got VERY wet from the spray.
Upper Falls in Johnston Canyon
Us with wet hair near one of the 'minor' waterfalls in Johnston Canyon
Beautiful tall trees in Johnston Canyon
We hiked down to Pilot Pond at a pull off on Bow Valley Parkway
The Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park
A full moon rising - moon it is above the rightmost mountain peak.
Taken from our balcony.


  1. What absolutely fabulous pictures. I love those red chairs out there ... what a relaxing spot that would be.

  2. Beautiful pictures. That place looks a little like heaven.

  3. I agree with your verse at the top. Great pictures. My inlaws have been there, and loved it.



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