Monthly Archives: November 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

That’s right, Alberta has been hit by the fluffy white stuff! 😦  🙂 I don’t know if I am happy or sad about that.

On one hand I freeze when I walk from my car to the train station for school. On the other, I can finally learn to ski this year as my fiance is an avid skier. And there is always the gorgeous photography that the snow provides.

For example, when the snow falls freshly in the middle of the night and you wake up  in the morning the trees look like a winter wonderland all covered with the white fluffy snow.  Those are the mornings in the winter I especially look forward too.

Sunset through snow covered trees

Snowy Sunset

 

Snow field at sunset

I can’t wait till the weather and roads clear up so I can head out the back roads so I can take some other wonderful snow filled pictures for you.

B 😀

What’s in an Albertan Name?

Alberta was named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939) the wife of Marquess of Lorne. Alberta became a province in 1905. It is a vast Canadian province; from Boreal Forest, Parkland, Grassland, Foothills and Rocky Mountains. Within each of these different areas there are many types on industries. Parkland/Grassland-minning and agriculture. Rockie Mountains/Foothills-Minning and tourism. Boreal Forest- Oil.

Now what does all of this have to do with pictures? EVERYTHING! No matter where you drive in this province you are guaranteed that you will see wondrous scenery. And as a budding photographer I just can’t put my camera down! My camera is like my purse, it is one of the main items I make sure I have before I head out the door. I never know when I might come upon a wonderful picture in this beautiful province. I’m not saying that other places in the world are not beautiful, I’m just saying that sometimes you have to see the beauty right under your nose before you can see the beauty across the world. I love getting to know where I live through pictures.

That is one of the points of my blog. To show you what’s under my nose and what I see when I go elsewhere. Enough about my views on beauty, let me just show you what I mean.

Yesterday I to a trip to the Coronation, Alberta area. Coronation is  a small town about 160km east of Red Deer, Alberta. It was given its name in 1911 to honour of the coronation of King George V that same year.*

And just south east of Coronation is some colourful badlands; called the Paintearth Badlands.

Small Part of the Paintearth Badlands

These are called the Paintearth Badlands because of the iron in the land that creates the red colour through out the buttes.

Back Road Badlands

Along the way I saw someone enjoying the scenery.

 

Cow

View from the top of Neutral Hills

My next destination was the Mud Butte Badlands near Consort, Alberta.  Consort is the home town of country singer k.d lang.  A little south of Consort is the provincial park of Mud Butte Badlands.

These badlands are different from the Paintearth Badlands and the Badlands near Drumheller, Alberta where they stick up from earth unlike the other two that are canyon like.

 

Mud Butte Badlands

After I made this stop I headed on back home. I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about little towns  in Alberta.

Where will my photos take me next?

B 😀

*Information from The story behind Alberta Names by Harry M. Sanders

Need to Know

Alright, I think I have set myself up for some wonderful shots and some amazing blogs! In this blog I will explain a little about the pages at the top.

HOME: This is where you can find my blogs.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH: I will post my best photo at the end of each month for the month.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Here you will find small requests about commenting. Please read before commenting on a blog.

The next blog will be about photography and interesting tidbits about the place I took the photos at.

B 😀

Hello world!

Welcome to my home on the web!  As you can see I am a newbie on here but give me time to gather my thoughts!

I am an budding photographer and I would like to show the world that I live in through my eyes. I will take you across Canada and hopefully beyond someday.

I appreciate comments about the blog or my photos however flames and personal insults will not be tolerated. Please see Rules of Engagement for further information.

To start of the photography part of this blog here is one of my most recent shots of the Canadian Rockies.

Johson Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

Johnson Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

 

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