The thought of seeing falling snow…

was an experience most of us had not contemplated….


during our June visit to the Columbia Icefield…

in Canada this year.

LIke many Australians we have lived

near the coast all our lives.

We do have a snow season, however,

many of us had not lived in areas where it does snow

or gone to the snow fields during winter. 

So this was a truly extraordinary experience.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Extraordinary




On the Columbia Ice Field’s

Athabasca Glacier in June…

I learned just how slippery icy snow is.

Going up was no problem.

I gave a wide berth to the youngsters playing

near the Canadian flag.

However, I had ‘Seniors Moment’ on the way down

and forgot about why I went wide….

and yes it happened.

Just as well my gluteus maximus is well padded.

My camera was not hurt just my pride.





Scenes like these…

tree branches covered with snow…

capped off with falling snow were 

the perfect ingredients for…

for our visit to Canada’s

Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier.

Just perfect…


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Ingredients




Week 4

Many years ago Simon and Garfunkel sang of

a vision softly creeping…

and it was certainly a vision which

softly crept up on us the morning

many of us saw falling snow for the first time.

and if we had tarried too long, we would…

certainly have been covered by that

freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

Columbia Icefield/Athabasca Glacier

straddles the

Alberta-British Columbia border


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Soft

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Soft

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Soft

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Soft




Two forms of transport I had not counted on in Canada.

My first, and probably last, ride in an Ice Explorer.

We were so pleased to see the wagons were covered.

The sky threatened rain…

the wind was cold and the covers made

a nice tunnel for it to rip along.

However, the barbeque was terrific

and well worth the ride..


Wits End Weekly Prompt: Transportation


Cameras were madly clicking as all those…

present took advantage of falling snow.

Many seeing it for the first time ever.


Must apologise for misreading ‘Lessen’ as ‘Lesson’ last week.

Just noticed it.

Fandango’s-One-Word-Challenge: Present



Our day commenced with light rain falling…

the sort of rain which soaks in slowly

and you don’t realise you are wet

until your arms are cold.

About halfway through our morning, driver Clint,

noticed snow/ice on on-coming vehicles

which was soon followed by sleet/snow on our windscreen.

A little further on it was like looking

at all those Christmas cards,

only this time it was for real.

Mother Nature had treated us to twenty-seven centimetres,

or was it inches, of snow over night

and it was still snowing

For all of us who had not seen falling snow

this was a real treat and a photo

in falling snow was a must.

An all too brief walk around on the Glacier,

then it was time to move on.

My feet were in a hurry, got well in front of me

leaving me with a bruised ego and a wet derriere.


However, my ego recovered quickly

to allow me one more quick photo.