This morning, we started off bright and 'late', aiming for new-to-us hike in the Lake Louise area: Boulder Pass. We drove about three-quarters of the way, watching the skies become darker and more ominous, and the winds gust with more force. Plan nixed, because no matter how stunning the scenery may be, we are 'fair weather' hikers, having had our fair share of wet weather 'incidents.' Back home, the skies were less threatening, so with my husband on his mountain bike, and I hoofing along in my runners, we hiked a nearby trail we haven't had opportunity to access since the floods of last year. Although I've come back exhausted and a tad broken (trying to keep up with him riding his bike...silliness, and not exactly a success), what a delight it was to travel along familiar paths. It's not a super easy trek - plenty of steep bits, making for interesting ascents and descents, as well as rocks, tree roots and foliage to navigate - but enough for a good workout. I have so earned some ice cream for dessert!
Tomorrow I'm taking my husband to Calgary, where he'll be joining the contingent of 'officials' for the second running of the pro-bike race: Tour of Alberta. From Tuesday through Sunday, he'll be riding on the back of a motorcycle, fulfilling his duties as "Moto-Commissaire #2." Last year, when he performed this role, he was nervous; this year, it's equal parts nervous and super excited! I'll be on my own-some until Thursday evening, when I'll head to Edmonton, to spend the weekend with my family and meet up with Andy once the race wraps up on Sunday. Actually, the last three stages of the race have Edmonton as their 'anchor,' so he may be able to join me at my folks' place. Time with my niece and nephew...Yayyyy!!!!
Anyway...I'm sharing my clean and layered card, inspired by the oh-so-pretty photo at The Card Concept #17 (I'd cosy up in that room in a nanosecond!)
and the wonderful sketch, created by the uber-talented Kim Singdahlsen, at Freshly Made Sketches #151.
A simple little card, featuring some patterned paper (a 'happy accident' find), stitched layered flowers, and a 'renovated' brad...
NOTE: So honoured and delighted that Kim selected by card as a Card Concept #17 winner! THANK YOU!!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!