Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Rockies - part 1

I'm back from the most amazing holiday in the Canadian Rockies. I'm slowly sorting through the hundreds of photos. Here are some of the favourites so far.

Free Champagne (and amazing views from our room at Moraine Lake Lodge)
Free Champagne

The Classic Lake Louise Shot
The Classic Shot - Lake Louise

Reflections on Lake Agnes - the Larch trees were such an amazing shade of yellow.
Lake Agnes Reflections

One top of the Big Beehive
On top of the beehive

Walking on a glacier (my favourite part of the holiday- every geography students dream!)
On the Athabasca Glacier

There was also time for knitting! My socktopus sock pattern was mysteriously left at home, so I had to start knitting a hat on the plane. Snapdragon, from Ysolda's WLK2 with the Skein Queen yarn I bought at iKnit. The Rocky Mountain mornings were certainly cold enough to need a woolly hat - luckily it was a very quick knit!
Snapdragon Hat
Snapdragon Hat
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Anna said...

I wish I had one of those classic Lake Louise shots... I went to Lake Louise in May 2001 and it was frozen. There was so much snow on the ground too that I had to push the car while my friend steared just so we could get it moving from the parking lot... :)

clarabelle said...

What fantastic photos - the colours are stunning! Glad you had a great time...

Roobeedoo said...

The colours! WOW!

Dawn said...

The scenery is just fantastic! Your hat is wonderful too. Isn't it always the case, leaving a vital piece of knitting equipment at home!

Anonymous said...

It looks fantastic Ruth! I've been to the Lake Louise/Banff area and it was one of the best trips I've ever taken.

picperfic said...

wowow! Love the photos...sounds like a dream x

kathryn said...

What fantastic pictures!! It looks such an uplifting trip.