A snowy tromp-about just for fun…

We had a happy tromp about at Bow Valley Provincial Park–perfect pastime for a Sunday afternoon…

The wind was fierce, the ice thick on Middle Lake, and the wild swans on the Bow River picturesque…



If we must have cold, let it also be picturesque!

This was also the week of our first official cross-country ski outing (not including the backyard warm-ups of last week!).  It was hard slogging up Morraine Lake Road in Lake Louise but the downhill return, with scenic stops to boot, made it all worthwhile!

And the new week dawned with a lovely sunrise…

His mercies are new every morning!


God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

Job 37:5-6 KJV


Our Wintry World

When in snow country do as the locals do…
Our favorite pastime this month has been cross-country skiing. We are having a lovely respite of above-freezing days which makes it a whole lot less stressful to pause for picture-taking without feeling you will freeze to death and without having your glasses fog up leaving you in a blinding cloud…
This is the local terrain we frequent…





For a change of scene we sometimes head down the road to Banff to have a look around. How different it all looks in winter…





Snow-sculpting and ice-sculpting are popular pastimes here…

Back at home the warmer weather lured me out for a walk, which has become rare for me these days. It was delightful ( :







And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. Lev.26:12


Ready for spring?

The quiet of snow…IMG_20160220_122640123P1190874

of gliding across landscapes chockfull of it…Ski 1P1190852P1190875

is coming to an end. IMG_20160227_135552110_HDR

The mountains are full up with an eight foot base of snow,IMG_20160302_141629755


but spring is coming…P1190894

Snowy stillness is giving way to the sound of water rushing, gurgling, dripping as it dissolves winter’s icy grip.


Birds sing again.  First robins.  Chickadees too. The ravens are no longer alone.

The quiet glory of snow has given way to the silent wonder of swelling buds P1190887

with their reminder that winter’s stark glory will soon be surpassed.

I am watching and waiting…P1190900

And I am quite lichen the green of it! ( :


How about you?

–LS  Spring Sprung

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev.21:5

“We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye…and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed…” I Cor.15:51,52

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