Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No cards...Images from our Johnston's Canyon walk yesterday...

I'm back...

Crazy hot yesterday, but that didn't daunt my husband from deciding that we should go for a 'walk' after he was done work. While I would have been content (and lazy!) to stay home and swelter, the walk he proposed was too appealing to resist.  A half  hour drive, give or take, and we were at Johnston's Canyon, where we began our hike along the canyon, passing by the Lower and Upper Falls, enroute to the inkpots at the trail's end.  A few photos (these aren't mine - because I'm lousy with pictures, so I found some from the Banff Tourism websites) will speak the thousand words of the beauty that surrounded us as we hiked...

Part of the network of walkways along the canyon's edge


View of the Upper Falls...spectatcular..and yes, we did get 'misted' the water's cascading 
force. Refreshing.


One of the inkpots in the foreground, and the view down the valley.

On the way home, we had to avoid cars lined up along the shoulder. Tourists are always fascinated by the wildlife and I certainly share their awe (and maintain a very respectful distance from all things big and four-legged, with teeth, claws and horns), especially when this 'dude' is who they were admiring. Mr. Elk, sporting a mighty impressive set o'antlers. 


Beautiful hike...with my husband.  Happy sigh.



21 comments:

Marisa said...

The scenery around Banff is simply stunning and I never tire of it! God's creation in all it's glory indeed :) How fun to be so close and to be able to enjoy wonderful walks with your hubby in that beauty! Though I would wager he is smitten by your beauty as much as what he sees outdoors :)

Brenda said...

Wow, loving the scenery that you got on your hike Carol! Indeed gorgeous and who can say no to that hike view?!! Funny how one day it can be freezing and the next can be sweltering. lol I am still waiting for the sweltering day here in PA. Glad you got out just for you and hubby doing something you just enjoy but don't have to do. Hugs, Brenda

Irish Cherokee said...

Very impressive Carol. Love photography. That is a very relaxing bit of scenery. It looks like it might have been a bit cooler as well since it is close to the water. - Jim

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Beautiful scene :)

Geri said...

Awesome pics! Danny & Eric LOVED the elk! Both of them figured the roasts would taste might good!!!

Anita in France said...

Amazing pictures, Carol ... so stunning ... took me back a few years! Anita :)

Angela said...

Unbelievably beautiful scenes and photography! Thank you so much for sharing your adventure, Carol!

Deepti said...

This walk sure is irresistible :) me n my husband would prefer going for a walk in such places, close to the nature over going to the gym :) lol

KayM said...

Oh my heavens!!! You live in a spectacularly gorgeous area!! How lucky you are to be able to hike surrounded in beauty like that! Wow! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures! ((hugs))

Darnell J Knauss said...

You do live in Paradise, Carol, as I've said before. We love it there and these stunning photos brought back happy memories!! You're a lucky girl! Hugs, Darnell

Carole said...

Oh how I wish I was there it looks spectacular, you are so lucky to live that close.

~amy~ said...

WOW...amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! Post more photos of the area where you live and I'll come for a visit right away (in my dreams...)!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...I love these photos Carol. So beautiful and I am sure you and your sweet hubby had a wonderful time.

Greta said...

You do live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, I think! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!

Dana said...

Gorgeous!! Looks like an awesome place to visit!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Taunya Butler said...

I am so jealous!! What gorgeousness you got to behold! And to be in those beautiful places with the hubby you love - bonus points times a million!!! I am in awe of the beauty and majesty of the world and so glad you got to spend time in this beautiful corner of the world!! Have a most amazing day!!

Kylie said...

Thud! That was my jaw hitting the floor as I gaze upon the gorgeous landscape....what a little piece of paradise!

Anonymous said...

Wow Carol! This hike is breathtaking! You are so fortunate to experience this and your photos are great!
- Shauna

Tracey McNeely said...

How beautiful! Canada really is isn't it...

Shannon J said...

Nature at its best - right there!! Absolutely breathtaking! Hopefully the trees provided some much needed shade in that heat. What a lovely day with your boy!!!