Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far

Lake Louise, Banff National ParkLake Louise, Canadian RockiesI think the beauty of Lake Louise is truly spectacular and left me awe-struck. I took these photos in late August, on a grey, misty, rainy morning during a trip to Banff National Park, Alberta Canada.    Lake Louise is a glacial mountain lake in the park.  According to the guide books, the turquoise colour of the lake comes from the rock flour that is eroded from the mountains by the glaciers and carried into the lake.  The rock flour is so fine that it is suspended in the water, creating the blue-green colour of the water. The colour becomes more turquoise depending on the light and weather.

I thought these photos captured this week’s photo challenge theme near and far.  If you look closely at the first photo, you can almost make out a canoe in the distance.

April Showers

I woke up this morning to what looked like a dark and dreary rainy day.  The kind of day you just want to stay curled up in a comfy chair reading a good book.  Even the dog didn’t want to get out of bed and she really didn’t want to go out in the rain to do her business.  But I had a list of chores that I had to do and errands to run. I decided to take my camera with me. After all, part of  the impetus behind this blog was to be more creative and experience my world in a different way.  I’ve noticed that taking my camera helps me be more aware of my surroundings, gaze more appreciatively and with more interest.

I recognized that even on a dark and dreary day, there is beauty and mystery surrounding us.