Best Bits of 2017…

Christmas is past and the New Year’s coming on fast.

Thought I’d take a minute to look back and see where 2017 went!

Last year at this time we were officially commencing our first winter in Canmore… 

We were braced for snow and cold and determined to use it to hone our cross-country skills…

MARCH brought Rachel to see our new nest before moving back to the Coast from her two-year venture in Alaska.

By APRIL I was more than ready for the snow to be done!  But there was still time to tromp on frozen Lake MInnewanka and get some Grand shots of the Grandkids–

By MAY my flower hunger was acute but sweely assuaged by the birth of grandbaby Jaxon back in Powell River where spring was already in gear…

 

And by the time I flew home, Alberta was fast catching up!

 

I guess I measure seasons in flowers.  JULY brought the wood lily and the blue-eyed grasses…

And our sweet Alexis came for a visit with her mom and dad!

AUGUST brought her cousin, Jaxon with his folks

Then we were off to Yellowstone to camp with the rest of the grandkids

 

 

 

and witness the eclipse together beside amber waves of grain…

SUMMER 2017 will be remembered also for its unseasonably and delightfully hot temperatures

 

And just before frost hit in SEPTEMBER we discovered gardens in Banff we had somehow missed!

 

 

 

OCTOBER was perfect for a road trip…

 

 

to Prince George    

 

and on to Powell River

to spend Thanksgiving with the girls and their men

Back home…

 

With NOVEMBER came snow in earnest and frozen lakes and beautiful sunrises…

 

And it brought us grandbaby Tiffany whom we have yet to meet in person.

And now that WINTER is officially here, well it’s time to ski again.

 

 

Though to be honest, I’d rather hole up indoors this time around.

And sometimes I need to remind myself of the reasons we’ve chosen to live in such a frigid place…

They are worth it!

And that’s where our year has gone! What about yours?

May God bless you as you recall all His mercies in the old year and look forward to all that is to come!

–LS

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage…
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

–Ps. 16:6;127:3 KJV

 

 

 

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