In a little over a week, we will be leaving for a year of travel and I've been thinking about how to introduce my home to the people we will be meeting on our journey. Chances are, they will never get to see northern Alberta.
We moved here in the 1970's for "a year or two" and fell in love with the land and the opportunities. Even the long cold dark days of winter have their beauty. Here are some pictures of my neighborhood.
|Rabbits hop through the yard|
|Our squirrel who has learned |
NOT to hide the peanuts under the snow
, but to put them in our neighbor's old truck :)
|When warmth and sunshine finally arrives, |
the plants spring into action!
|and dragonflies too|
|Some years winter comes early, some of the leaves still green|
and all of the leaves still on the trees
|And still lots of snow come April|
|And winter at the park|
|Winter makes beautiful pictures|
|Two young deer on the trail|
|And even a sail boat at the park|
|Winter sky over the park|
|Hiking the Peace River hills|
|A field of mixed geese on their way north|
|Junction of the Peace and Smoky Rivers -38 degrees|
|Alberta Wild Rose and friend|
|Our almost next door Jasper National Park|
|And Merry Christmas from Northern Alberta|
(did I mention that we are skipping winter next year?)