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.
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.
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.
freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
Columbia Icefield/Athabasca Glacier
Alberta-British Columbia border
My first, and probably last, ride in an Ice Explorer.
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..
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.
Snow and in abundance…
not to mention tourists on the
Jasper National Park,
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.