Sunday, September 20, 2009
First Day of Fall!
Monday is the first day of Fall. Anyone who has visited my blog will learn that I am a nature loving girl (middle aged woman). I may have posted this photo before, but I just had to again as it is my favorite photo I have ever taken. Now there has been a little color enhancement going on, but thats okay, the more color the better as far as I am concerned. This path is in Canmore, just outside of Banff in Canada. Canmore is home to many artists, painters, photographers, etc. You only have to be there once to understand the attraction of tourists from all over the world. In the winter months, it is heaven for skiers and skidooers, dogsledding etc. In the fall for me it is the closest I could ever get to feeling like I had been dropped into God's country. At the end of the trail, you emerge from the trees to be met by the river, mountains and an old bridge. Hiking beyond this point is not recommended due to the bears that have been known to venture down from the mountains. If one lives in the city and has not experienced the open sky and vast distance that goes to infinity, one has not experienced a great thing that the wild has to offer. The wild as we once knew it is becoming more and more inhabited with less and less wild life to be found. One late evening in Northern Alberta I counted 27 moose, If you have never seen one up close you would be amazed at the size. Let alone 27 all in one evening. That was a moment I will never forget. In spring and fall you are more likely to see the wildlife. So this year we have not been able to get away, but when I look at this picture I remember many moments spent on this trail! I think I am going to go for a walk now. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are lots of beautiful places in the city as well. Take care my friends. Have a great Monday, I am posting this early as I have a doctors appointment and will most likely played out from that. Have your best day!