Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday in the Rockies

It was a Wednesday, actually, just this past Wednesday. Our Dutch friend Mara, of the blog Weighty Matters, had come to Alberta, and I was driving and being a tour guide.
My husband Dick and I really enjoyed meeting Mara when we visited The Netherlands in April. When she came to Canada, Dick was busy but, with our dog Lindy for company, I drove west from home while Mara drove south from the Edmonton airport. We met in Airdrie to embark from there the next day on a whirlwind 2-day tour of "the best of Alberta according to Kay"!
These photos were taken on our way to the Rocky Mountains, and during our visit to beautiful Lake Louise, one of Canada's top tourist destinations.

Above: We stopped at the Ghost Lake Marina, west of Cochrane. Autumn colors lined the boat ramp.
Below: We looked across man-made Ghost Lake toward the mountains as the sky began to clear.
© Photos by Kay Davies
Above, wildflowers still bloomed on the shore of Lake Louise, a glacier-fed high mountain lake.
Below, Lindy, left, and Mara (with pink backpack) walked a lot faster than I did.

Lake Louise never fails to enchant the many thousands of tourists who visit annually.
Wildflowers and formal gardens compete for attention at Chateau Lake Louise.

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Ebie said...

The mountains' snow looks so scenic in this shot.

Hopefully will be able to visit the Chateau in two years for our college reunion.

Its a good feeling to meet some blog friends!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my this chateau is massive! Why this is called ghost lake? The scenery is so beautiful. Can't imagine the sight of this place in sunset or sunrise it must me spectacular too. ^_^

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Joyful said...

Beautiful photos of one of my favourite places ;-)

Liz said...

Gorgeous views! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

kaykuala said...

Beautiful scenes! Reminds me of Lake Tahoe with all the many boulders along the way.


Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! you have some amazing scenery!

Karen said...

One of my fave spots "out west" Kay!

forgetmenot said...

Kay, Absolutely gorgeous photos! My daughter just mentioned wanting to go up to Lake Louise. I was there 35 years ago and it was beautiful--would love to go again. The mts. are lovely as are the pics lakeside. Ahhhhh, so lovely. Mickie :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful tour guide your friend had! And what beautiful country you had to show her.

Gattina said...

I think you can stay home there is enough to see, lol ! Looks beautiful !
But it's also true that on the other side the grass is always greener !

jeannette said...

The shot with the wildflowers is my favorite -so pretty!

Ann said...

love those pink and yellow plants.

Seasons said...

Kay, this is a beautiful set of pictures. Trees, flowers, water, people, Lindy, and the mellow-yellow everywhere. Thanks for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place is a dream, I'm enchanted by so lovely scenery, the mountains are very beautiful!

Grandma's Goulash said...

Alberta is certainly beautiful. I loved the mountain shot. Looks as though Lindy did too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a lovely lovely place!

Mara said...

You never told me it was called Ghost Lake!

I love how we both saw the same things yet took so many different photos.

Dianne said...

beautiful scenes!!

gengen said...

I like the colors...happy MYM!

chubskulit said...

I'd be taking a walk there more often in that kind of view!

More MYM at Etcetera Etcetera, have a great week!

Cildemer said...

Wonderful set! Love the second shot! And the chateau is impressive with its numerous windows!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice and happy week****

Powell River Books said...

I went to Lake Louise on my honeymoon (the first time around that is). We visited the beautiful hotel, but stayed in a campground in our truck and small camper shell. I remember cooling wine in the creek next to our campsite. Guess the good memory lasted lots longer than the marriage. - Margy

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It looks a bit chilly along that lake--at least the walkers' jackets make me think so!


Peppers in a bowl of white,
You are such a lovely sight:
Red and yellow, shamrock green—
Brilliant culinary scene!

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cassandrasminicorner said...

Love all the photos. Thank's for sharing it here..

Visiting from MYM!

Hope you can visit me back:)