I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season! Have you had a chance to get out and do some gardening? (Weather permitting, of course!). Or perhaps you’ve gone on a nature walk?
My hubby and I attempted to work off some of the holiday cookies on Christmas Day and did a bit of wandering around Canmore and Kananaskis Country. We live less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and it is always such a treat to head out there! No matter what time of the year, there’s always something new to see…while I’m especially fond of going on wildflower hunts in the late spring and early summer, you simply cannot beat wintry scenes like this:
One of my goals for 2013 is to spend even more time outdoors! Have you made any resolutions yet?
Have the happiest of New Years! Make every moment count! 🙂
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I love how the steam rises off of the water… Beautiful… Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! I love the steam, too – when I took those photos, it was minus 33 degrees Celsius, but very calm.
I love it winter so much,beautiful.Please,stop on my blog solo sailing around the world in 2013.
Happy New Year 2013!
Happy New Year to you as well!
What beautiful scenery! I also want to walk more this coming year.
I think that’s a fabulous resolution! 🙂 Have a spectacular New Year!
Wow these pictures took my breath away…3 feet of snow in a week and our third storm hitting us now so no I have not been out in it…I hope to get out more this winter. Happy New Year to you and yours!!
Oh my goodness, you’ve had some wicked weather! Hope it’s much better now and you will be able to get out and enjoy the snow! Have a very Happy New Year, all the best!
I had been thinking lately that I should be going outside more and paying more attention to winter landscapes – and now your blog post has put a seal on it. I will get out this winter and do more walking and more photography. Thanks for the inspiration!
You’re welcome! 🙂 We definitely have to make the most of all the offerings of each season! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!
I shall try to be outdoors each day for a walk in the yard and feeding all the birds
That’s a wonderful resolution! And the birds will LOVE you for it! 🙂
🙂 Thanks the birds love me where ever I seem to go 🙂
Such beauty! Truly amazing. I don’t like to be cold, so I usually stay inside on cold days, but your photos have made me realize I might be missing something!
I’m not really keen on the cold, either (and I think I’m even less tolerant the older I get!), but I’m trying hard to get out there and make the best of it. Our winters are SOOOOO long here! It does help that we live so close to the mountains – the scenery is definitely a big draw for me!
I love it! I live so close to this beauty! Thank you for sharing! ~ Thea
You’re welcome! It always amazes me that this kind of scenery is in our own backyard! We’re so lucky! 🙂
Outstanding photographs, Sheryl. As always, I have an exciting and aggressive schedule planned for 2013, now we have that ‘end of the world’ thing out of the way. 😉 Perhaps we shall cross pathes on the trail. Happy trails. Stay safe.
Thanks so much! I’ve been reading (and thoroughly enjoying) all the entries I missed on your blog…I’m looking very forward to seeing what you have planned for the new year! Happy Trails to you as well!
Thank you for following my blog, Sheryl. Like you, I want to get out more, in spite of the fact that I’m not crazy about cold weather. But I find that once I get out there, I do enjoy it and see some of the most beautiful winter scenes.
It’s true…sometimes I really need a little nudge to get me out there, too! It’s definitely worth it, though!
Wow, beautiful pictures!
Thank you! 🙂
Love the photos. Looks rather cold out though! lol.
Thanks so much! I guess we have to take the good with the bad! 🙂
Very neat pictures Sheryl! Well done write-up and yes, we too have been out enjoying the weather with our kids as the temp rises a bit to go outdoors. Enjoy your New Year’s and looking forward to reading your Prose in the new year of 2013! Happy start to another year to you!!
Thank you very much! So glad you’ve all been able to get out and enjoy the warmer weather! Have a spectacular New Year as well, we’ll be sure to keep in touch! 🙂
Wonderful pictures! You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
Sometimes the 8 month long “winters” can be a bit hard to take, but the scenery is always worth it! 🙂 Have a wonderful New Year!
8-month winters! Wow, that’s incredible!
It’s a bit of a joke around here…it’s normal for us to get snow and cold in early October (sometimes September, even!) and then it lasts and lasts until May. Spring and autumn are weird wintery sidebars! 😉 Due to our proximity to the mountains, however, we are fortunate enough to receive plenty of Chinooks, which are a welcome reprieve from the snow and cold.
What lovely scenes! I love the way mist rises off water when there is a difference in temperature between the air and the water. It makes a scene so moody and mysterious. No resolutions this year…yet. Happy holidays!
I love that…”moody and mysterious” – that’s so true! 🙂 Have a very Happy New Year!
Lucky you to be so close to such a beautiful place to get outdoors! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos.
I’m so glad you enjoyed my photos! It’s nice to get away from the city and head to the mountains every once in awhile, I love that they’re right “next door.” 🙂
nice shots… brrr but beautiful. Happy New Year Sheryl.
Thanks so much! Happy New Year to you as well! 🙂