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Upside-down Tree Lake….my name.
Paradise River, both shots.
Heading deeper in to the wilderness tomorrow, so I am not sure if there will be internet access. I will check in when I am able. Cheers to you from Canada!
154 thoughts on “Beauty is Truth & Truth Banff!”
Everywhere here is WOW!! Thank you for appreciating & cheers to you!
Cindy, the photos are amazing, and your blog… WOW.
I feel all calm and warm and fuzzy and stuff. :p
Awwww. Nature can do this for us all my friend. I don’t understand her, but I know I need to be around her. Thanks for your kindness Sahm and cheers to Blu~
These photos are as crystal clear as the water in them! What a beautiful spot for photography . . . and anything else, too! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
It is just so beautiful, thank you for appreciating and cheers to you!
Love to use one of these truly marvellous images to replace the existing one at http://www.russellboyle.com/reflection.html
Please let me know if this is okay, Cindy.
It would not only be a real honor Russel, it would make me happy. Please do & cheers to you~
Wonderful! Thanks, Cindy. It may take me a little while but I’ll let you know when the page is complete.
Breath-taking, Cindy. That water is so clear – just like a mirror in some of the photos.
It is so perfectly clean, it make a mirror of perfection!!
absolutely stunning shots!
Canada sort of makes a photographer look better than she is!! It is so unbelieveably beautiful!
It is indeed! I am so proud to call it my home:) Not sure if you saw the post I wrote for Canada Day but if you haven’t, have a read. The video at the end is a compilation of video submitted by Canadians:)
Lovely pictures once again Cindy. Moraine Lake is fed by glacier water which is why it is so clear. The water is blue when the water is high and the light reflects off the rocks on the bottom. The trails around Lake Louise and Banff are spectacular, but the water is very cold! Glad you’re enjoying your trip and again, thanks for the pictures from “home”. 🙂
Your home country, from coast to coast, is always one of the most beautiful wonders of the world. Such beauty, with nature in charge. Canadians know what is important, and it shows in the protection of these vast, unspoiled spaces. I salute all of you. And am in awe of your country.
I understand the bittersweetness you must feel leaving your home, and moving to another, equally beautiful, but differently so, place. The good news is, you have the best of both worlds my friend. Cheers to you and both your beautiful homes!
Yes, Fall is my favorite time of year and then I remember that Winter follows closely on its heels! 🙂
You are so close to heaven you can probable smell it…, right? No, those were probably moose droppings !!! 🙂
Yes, close to heaven here,definitely! In the middle of incredibly vast, dense pine woods, extending for 1000’s of square miles. Humans barely penetrate.
I hope Heaven is something similar.
Moose droppings are so good, follow them and guess what you find?
Yes, heaven can be a wild moose, in a pond, surrounded by, pines and Lurch, mountains, Jim, me, my camera and nothing else.
Hope we all can find our heaven before we die.
These photos are AMAZING! WOW all the way through! WOW! Did I say…WOW?
You are so kind and so appreciated by me. Thank you~
Those are absolutely gorgeous!
Canada, no question, gets the credit, I just look and click, amazed, and happy that some people, like you, like it. Thank you~
Oh, my, gosh, these are really amazing photos of nature !!!!!!!!!!!
It is such a vast and spectacular place! Thank you for appreciating. Don’t study too hard and take good care of your talented self.
Cheers to you~
You have captured the beauty of the Canadian Rockies!
From you, my Canadian photogropher friend, the supremest compliment, and taken as such, with great appreciation.
That lake water is like glass — so clear and reflective — what beautiful, stunning shots! Your pictures show that you are having a lovely vacation, and I’m so glad you’re getting to see all this majestic beauty!
So glad and thank you!!
But did you get the pomegranates??
I mailed them before I left and I wasn’t sure they were of peak ripeness. I hope you got them and at least had fun experimenting with them.
Cheers to you and your family, You are all wonderful!
You make me want to visit Banff again. It has been a long time since I’ve been there. Gorgeous pictures.
Funny, the last time I was in Banff was when I was fourteen! 40 years ago!
The core of my lifetime ensued.
I am so happy to say Banff hasn’t changed!!
Requesting a picture of Lake Louise, please. Awesome pictures.
Yes I have many. Give me a bit of time to sort and pick the best, and then it is yours, with my happiness wishes for you~
This beauty of nature is given equally to all of us in this world. It is more important than us as individuals, and we must learn as humans to work together to save these natural creations of God from the hostile actions of humans.
All humans must honor God by protecting his world and all his creations.
And the only way we can do this is, if we stop fighting each other, and start helping each other.
If we don’t do this we destroy all of God’s infinite natural creation, including ourselves.
And He will be disappointed in all of us.
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Thank you for sharing this. So beautiful!
If one has trouble finding out the purpose of life, one needs to spend time far out in the world of nature. Here all things become clarified. Thank you for seeing spirit in action here. I do.
I always think with each of your blog posts that you can’t possibly find anything more beautiful, yet you do, time and time again.
This my dear friend, is a testament, to the inexpressible beauty of the natural world on our planet. It in lies solace, spritual awareness, and the strong sense to try and perserve it. We love in an ethereally beautiful planet. This I know, you know. Hugz to you my friend~
I do, I do know it. 🙂
What brilliant photography… and what a beautiful place to be….
Such a planet we have been deposited on….
This is so great, nature so pure and beautiful photos 🙂 !
Ahhh, my friend, you are such a talented photographer. Thank you and best you~
You make me blush 🙂 but the real photographer who we have in our middle is you ! Xoxo
Amazing captures! Wow. Thanks so much for sharing. 😀
No the thanks goes to you for appreciating! Thank you & keep on clicking talented one!
I am speechless.
You are very nice! Thank you~
You are in a beautiful place,Cindy.
Wish you were here with me Ranu. I would so like to meet you~
The place is Soooo beautiful Cindy!
Yes! Yes! You must visit and see for yourself!! Cheers to you~!
Add a soundtrack and this would be like those last couple of minutes of CBS Sunday Morning. I am transported from my home to a place I’ve never seen.
Nature has a way of making hearts Sing!
One of the things I have learned over time is that, you can close your eyes, and take yourself anywhere. You can powerfully escape whatever is going on in your current moment and go anywhere you chose. It is a powerful gift of our psychology, and we should make use of it. Transport away…..I’ll be doing it too!!
Cheers to you and requests that all good things come your way~
just fabulous thanks Cindy!
Thank you! But maybe thank whomever gave us such incredible nature!
spectacular. That lake looks so clear, its hard to see where the water starts!
You should taste it! It doesn’t taste like California water. Hope all is well with you my friend~
Wow beautiful place to visit! Peaceful beauty!!!
Yes, very much so, remarkable!
Spectacular views! The clarity of the lake is unbelievable.
Just so incredibly CLEAN!! Thank you for noticing!
How fabulous! It’s been years since I’ve been there, and your gorgeous pics have provided an amazing reminder! Take care Cindy! _Resa xo
Hugz to you, you lucky Canadian!!
So beautiful and peaceful!
Exactly that! THANK YOU~
Beautiful place so it was easy! Merci!
My hubby is there too! In Canada, but on business. Should be home tomorrow. I really enjoyed to glass like mirror reflections and the clarity of the lake. Just beautiful!
Nice blog change too!
So glad you enjoyed and hope your hubby gets a chance to get out and about! Cheers to you!
Oh so gorgeous in its brilliance. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for appreciating!
Oh and I do, very much. I saved them for my background. I hope that’s all right with you. I couldn’t resist. Did you take these pics?
I am thrilled that you want to use this for your background. Very honored also that you like the pics I took! Thank you~
Astounding colours and scenery! The lakes are awesome and the photos fantastic 🙂
Oh I wish you could bring Wolfie here!! There are wolves here! Lots of them!!
Wolfie would attract the wolves……He would need to be protected. But with you, can you imagine how miraculous?
My favorite is the upside down tree…hmmm…wonder why?
Because you are creative…..and nice to me!! lol! Thank you~
…and a little bit upside down myself!
Stunning scenery Cindy and you have captured the beauty with your camera. Now that is one place I would love to visit.
Yes! You and Jack would be in heaven and I hope you do! Cheers to you both!
Banff is one of my favorite places in North America, and your photos really do it justice! I was introduced to you by Christine’s blog! Nice to meet you!
So happpy to meet you and so glad you stopped by AND love Banff. We obviously have a lot in common!! lol~
This is how I imagined all of Canada would look – mysteriously beautiful!
You were right!!! No surprise there!! Hugz to you Dor~
these look very 3D–did you do something different? Because I am reeallly getting a foreground, middle-ground, background feel…a very popping technique!
The reflections are even more spectacular than before!! And the pines look ready for Christmas..:)
It is just the shallowness of the water, the clarity of it, and the beautry surrounding it, that it reflects. I have never seen anything like it. It is the wonder of nature not the camera. Cheer to you my friend and hope all is good with you!
I love scenes like this. Helps keep me sane (I live in a city). And, if I may say so, very well shot.
Regards – Graham
I wonder how many people realize how much their emotional well being is affected by a steady diet of city life. The natural world is a natural soporific. Thank you for the kind words~
I have some catching up to do. I haven’t been on here in quite some time and have missed your beautiful photos. What a fantastic bunch this time, amazing. Can’t wait to see more.
You are very kind and I have missed you! Thank you!
Honored! Thank you~
Stunning. I’ve always wanted to go there.
Thank you and I hope you do!!
What a wonderful landscape!!!
It is a ethereal place. Mil grazi!
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More awesome photography! Thank you for posting!! the water is like a glass mirror! That is what I so loved about the mountains.
I am most honored and very grateful! Thank you!!
Hi Cindy, I caught a preying Mantis on the inside of my trash can the other day and about to put it up. You are in my territory and I always loved the mountains. Where I am now there are none and it is very hot, we might be considering going back up North soon.
I can understand the urge to return to the northern forests completely! I wonder what you did with the mantis? Let it go, I know!! Thank you for the kind words~
Very kind and appreciated!!!
Amazing! Cindy, I’m thinking of migrating in Canada.
Me too!!! 🙂
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Your shots are so beautiful~
Very kind and appreciated!!
Cindy, often, I listen to classical music while reading blogs I enjoy (like yours). Just as I am going through this particular post of yours, ‘From the New World’ symphony was playing, and the combined experience became breathtaking. Beautiful imagery that rendered me peaceful. Thank you 🙂
Oh how wonderful! Thank you! Sometimes while driving in the forest I have to ask my husband to turn off the classical music, sometimes even Bach and Banff, becomes too much!!
But classical music and scenes from the beauty of nature are the ultimate form of life appreciation.
Thank you for the wonderful compliment & cheers!
Cindy, these photos are breathtakingly beautiful! What an experience it must have been to see the lake and mountains in person. I really need to consider a trip there!
If you go you will be SOOO glad you did!! There is beauty everywhere you look & thank you kindly!!
OMG, paradise on earth! 🙂 Thanx for sharing these amazing pix… I miss Canada, in general and Banff, in particular… we visited it several years ago during our 5 years spent in the US…
From coast to coast and midland too, Canada is just incredible eye candy and so is all the stunning wildlife!
I cannot say more than WOW!!!!!
That is the nicest thing to say!! Cheers to you~
Quite a WOW place, everywhere you go!!! Thank you~
I love this pictures…. <3
That makes me happy! Thank you & cheers to you~
I must say that… This brief visit wasn’t time lost. 😉
Thank you for this! :*
I have longed to see Banff, and you have beaten me there, too. I cannot be sorry since you shared the glory. If the pictures are so arresting, I can only imagine how gorgeous it must be surrounding you, with the cool mountain air, and the thin sunlight so far north. Like another world. Someday… Meanwhile, heartfelt thanks for the pictures.
Heartfelt thanks for your very kind comments! I promise when you go to Banff, you will find it more beautiful than my photos depict. Cheers to you & hugz~
These photos are testament to how picturesque nature really is 😀
Well said! Thank you~
Cindy, all of these BEAUTIFUL photographs are making me wish I was out in the backcountry still.. too bad winter has arrived up in our higher elevations. Your pictures will both get me through the winter/ make me stir crazy that I’m not out there! Wonderful job! 🙂
Your wonderful comments will motivate me to keep posting! Cheers to you & mil grazi~
I have a purple sweat shirt that says BANFF and lovely memories and photos from years ago. Thanks for giving me another postcard moment on a rainy day in PA, my mother’s home.
I am so happy to have triggered good memories & very glad you stopped by! Thank you~
The world is so beautiful…………before we get our hands on it.
Thanks Cindy for sharing these incredible shots;
You are very welcome and it so true! We have messed up too much of this planet, our only home~
Very kind & appreciated!
Merci beau coup!
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God’s paintbrush at work and your camera catching it. Glorious. 🙂
So kind and so appreciated!
I’ve been to Banff and it truly is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Your photos are stunning and capture the beauty I remember so well.
Welcome and I greatly appreciate your sentiments! Grazi~
Cindy, your photos are absolutely spectacular!!!! Were these taken in September when they were posted? We are planning a motorcycle trip to Banff next September, so we are really HOPING the weather will be this gorgeous!
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You are very kind! Yes, these were posted as we traveled in the fall. September is paradise in Banff and you will be in heaven and see lots of animals and spectacular beauty everywhere! Look forward to reading your posts when you go~
Cindy, thank You for the likes/follow as well! We started to plan a trip in July, but just can’t bear the hordes of tourists…September will be much more to our liking, I think. I sent my husband the link to the pics as well…we just can’t wait!!! I will absolutely be burning up the blogosphere when we go, hoping to get pictures even remotely as good as yours! Cheers!
September is the perfect time, gorgeous and less tourists. You will have a blast!!