It is really hard take an ugly photograph in Canada.
We came to see the leaves change,
and they are just starting.
We are in Alberta now,
heading tomorrow into the mountains where wifi will be spotty.
Will check in when the satellite enables, but until then, cheers to you from geraniums growing in the middle of a river!
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Beautiful wilderness!! Lucky you to witness the turn of the season in such a lovely place. 🙂 Love the unusual flower pot and location. 🙂
It’s gorgeous wilderness combined with such a creative tree trunk/flower pot. Nature is forever inventing new thing: I loved it, too!
Nature loves surprises and I love nature!! დ
Grazie mille Eliza დ
“We came to see the leaves change” the best reason for travelling to Canada . Enjoy !
Smiling!! Thank you so much დ
I guess you’re right about photos and Canada and the Canadian wilderness.
Yes! Agreed. It is really hard to match the scenery of Canada დ
Haha, those geraniums are so out of place, but amaze for their tenacity to just be themselves anyway Cindy 🤣 And Canada is a beautiful country, and with the Autumn change she will bloom even more. Great share kind lady 😀❤️🙏🏽
You are so welcome Mark. Your thoughtful words made me smile. Take good care my friend დ
Living in Alberta – close to Banff – I have admit it is a beautiful place to photograph!!
You lucky ducky! It is a spectacular place period. It presents an unfair advantage for photographers!! 😉
A beautiful place and marvellous photography!
Honored. Thank you very much & cheers to you დ
You’re very welcome Cindy.
So beautiful. I miss the fall foliage in New England! So I’m looking forward to seeing more of Canada!
I have seen New England in the fall. My parents lived in New Hampshire. Stunning. I am happy you are traveling with me Kathy. You will make the trip better! Although I may be out of wifi range for a while. I’ll catch up with you when I can დ
Beautiful as well as funny, the oddly placed geraniums suggest there may be a good story about how they got there.
If we don’t find out, we can always make one up!! 😉 😉
The water is like glass! 🙂
I love glassy, reflective, clean bodies of water and Canada has them everywhere! დ
Gorgeous! My neck of the woods, so I’m biased. 🙂
You are lucky. Hubby keeps saying, “Why didn’t we retire here?” We wanted to, but we had family to think of დ
Welcome to Canada. Alberta is great but if you want to see incredible leaf colours, come to the Ottawa Valley and northern Ontario. Another two weeks and it will be awesome.
Gorgeous part of the country but I missed it in the fall. I have been to Quebec in the fall, in the forest, and Nova Scotia, and fell in love. We were due to return, had a cabin rented, and covid hit დ
Bon voyage. These photos are lovely. ♥.
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Niki დ
Of course, there is no way I cannot agree with you re Canada 🙂 It is a tad early for the changing of the leaves but still. heading up to the mountains sounds divine. I’ve not been in way too long.
Love those flowers in the middle of the stream!
Making your way East? 🙂
We are heading due north tomorrow. Canada is spectacular დ
Sweet. It is (totally biased…)
Welcome ‘Home” Canada loves you!!! we’ve missed you… xxxxo
Oh how I have missed Canada, and now I have finally timed it right for the leaves!! They are turning before my eyes. Thanks so much my friend & cheers to you დ
I love your first thoughts, Cindy, Canada is always very beautiful! Be safe. 👍🏻🇨🇦
Thanks John. I am enjoying your photos as well დ
Thank you! ☺️
Merci beaucoup mon Ami დ
Wow, Cindy – these photos are, indeed, gorgeous!
I’ve never been to Alberta and never even imagined how beautiful it could be. I live vicariously through your travels, my friend. Thank you for taking me with you. Safe journeys.
Thank you Sheila and I am so glad you will be traveling with me. You will make the trip much better დ
Wonderful photos, Cindy. Everything looks so cool and fresh and clean.
Grazie mille. You described Canada perfectly. Switzerland feels like this too დ
Yes, except when I was in Switzerland I noticed that the smell of fertilizer was SO prominent.
Maybe fresh manure from all those happy Swiss cows! 😉
Yes, I think so.
Beautiful shots of the wilderness…and how wild is it those geraniums are in the wild like that. Been to Canada twice but they were urban visits. Nothing like this. This country definitely deserves another visit!
Thank you very much! I do hope you visit again. Canada is huge and there are so many different and amazing ecosystems to see დ
Gorgeous views, Cindy, enjoy! Autumn may have touched us here in Nine Mile Falls, WA!
It is definitely falling. Enjoy my friend დ
Welcome to Canada again, Cindy! I hope you have a great time. Those geraniums are a nice surprise.
Thank you Audrey! The geraniums were quite the sight! დ
Love the photo of the geraniums. Amazing how nature finds a way!
Yes! This was more surprising than trees growing out of solid rock დ
You’re right about the beautiful country up there. Oh, those blue mountains in the background!
They are sooooo stunning. The views from the plane were spectacular. No cloud cover once we cleared the smoke covering all of the western US დ
Lovely scenery, including the geranium in the tree trunk in the middle of the river. I hope you dried off after planting it. 🙂
Laughing!!! Hilarious. That would be really going to great lengths for a photo op! დ
Never underestimate the ambition of a photographer. 😀
O, Canada! Beautiful.
Amen! My husband keeps saying. “Why didn’t we retire here?” Little things like family are the reason…. დ
We’d like to do the same but there is a long wait for citizenship.
I didn’t know that….
Yes. Thank you. Canada is such დ
Beautiful photos, as usual! I love the Canadian woods.
Thank you. I do too! დ
This is the most beautiful time to visit Alberta. Have a wonderful journey, Cindy.
Yes. I timed it carefully. The larches are turning! Gorgeous დ
Ahhhh! Thank you for sharing photos of my home country since I can’t be there myself, Cindy! 🧡🍁💛
Such beauty Teresa დდ
If you came up to view the colour of the fall leaves Cindy you are in the wrong province! I lived in Alberta for years. The only colours they are get are yellow.
You want to go over to Ontario or Quebec where they have Maples in abundance!
I have been to Quebec in the fall in a cabin alone in the woods. Nova Scotia too. It was so lovely. We rebooked when covid hit. I adore the golden yellows of larches and aspens here, with bits of red for contrast. It is truly gorgeous. დ
Most of my relatives live in Alberta.and British Columbia..great images.
They are lucky, and so are you, you can visit them! 😉 დ
Yuck. All that beauty. Just yuck. (Grin)
OMG you’re in Canada! Are you coming to Vancouver? Would love to meet in real life 🤗
Awesome place and great photos.
Thank you for taking us in.
I feel like we are traveling together with these nicely taken photos😁💪
Oh, happy holiday! And keep ’em coming, those photos, please.
I’ve never been to Canada, but have come close in Vermont and New Hampshire where the scenery is similar and have to agree…it’s hard to make a bad picture. Enjoy your time there.
What beautiful images, Cindy.
Absolutely sensational Cindy, you always take such wonderful photos wherever you are
If you want an ugly one you will just have to try harder
What beautiful, romantic, peaceful landscapes! And such fine pictures!
Stay safe, dear Cindy!
Funny where flowers find a spot to grow. You are right Canada is so beautiful, you cannot take an ugly picture. ❤️
Enjoy Canada and your leaf peeping Cindy!
Canada is beautiful for sure. What a great find with the geraniums.
From Maui to Canada – what a change of scenery! But this time of year, Canada is gorgeous – except for the black flies and mosquitoes!
What a gorgeous landscape, Cindy, and an excellent shot in the last picture. I’m looking forward to more.
Your photos took my breath away. It may be hard to take an ugly photo in Canda, but yours are stunning! Enjoy the changing leave and safe travels.
Yay! So happy you are here taking gorgeous photos of our spectacular country! Have fun!!!!
Gorgeous shots but you always take great shots! I would have to travel so far to see fall colors so I will just appreciate yours. Enjoy the mountains – take care!
Super as always, Cindy
Grazie mille Pam დ
I only saw Victoria but definitely agree with you about not being able to take a bad picture in Canada. My favorite is the geranium in the tree stump in water. Love it!
Beautiful country up there. Enjoy being disconnected from the www. 🙂
Great pics I hope you get to see the larches in golden colours. Maggie
I don’t think you’ll see as many red leaves in western Canada as in the other provinces..still lovely though 🙂
Magnificent. I look forward to visiting Canada one day, Lord willing.
What WP template are you using?
Have a wonderful time.
I agree with you on Canada, Cindy. You could probably close your eyes and snap photos and they would still come out beautiful. 🙂 Your eye always adds a special touch, however. I’m sure the color will miraculously appear as you climb into the Rockies! Peggy and I are working our way North as well, having zipped across the country from Virginia. Tomorrow we will be in Badlands National Park. –Curt
I loved my time in Alberta and I agree with you: there are no bad pictures to be had. I can’t wait to see your photos once you reach the mountains. I hope you get lots of Moose shots as well.
I remember following a mother moose and calf taking photos in inappropriate footwear, sinking into bogs. SOOO much fun! I love moose too. დდ
Oh, what a delight. (Except for the ruined footwear). That said, a small price to pay for those treasured moments and spectacular photos.
Will you be traveling across Canada? I’ve wanted to see Quebec, but don’t think I’ll get to now. Looking forward to your photos.
I love Quebec, and especially the forests. We were supposed to go back in a cabin in the woods when covid hit and changed everybody’s lives. We are traveling a bit, but then settling in a little cabin in the big woods. I am so happy you are traveling with me Eileen. You will make the experience richer. Cheers to you my friend დდ
Are these photos taken in Canmore? Such a beautiful place.
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Hugs to you dear Sharon & be well დ
Beautiful place. Yes there are no bad pictures.
Such is Canada დ
Love those geraniums growing in the river! What beautiful scenery, Cindy! I’m a bit surprised you didn’t see more Autumn color, but I don’t know why I should be. After all, it’s still Summer … technically!
We are still here and it is snowing!! The larches are turning so the color will be ramping up in the next few weeks. Many leaves are already falling. Love it. Cheers to you Debbie დ
Thot Alberta send you this comment to let you know that these pics are absolutely stunning and pristine. Have a fabulous week, my friend! ◟(◔ั₀◔ั )◞ ༘❤️❤️❤️🌈
Awwww…… Smiles & hugs back to you დდდ
Grazie mille დ
Beautiful. It must be a wonderful experience to witness the change in the season. God bless you and your work.
God Bless & Keep you Beverley დ
Sorry it took me so long to respond. Fall is my favorite time of the year. The leaves have burst into amazing colors now and started to “fall”. I forget sometimes that others don’t experience this.
Yes. The leaves fall, but not without their show of glory! დ
The fall colors are creeping in just enough to provide wonderful contrast! Well done, Cindy!
The larches are golden and gorgeous! Thank you Frank & cheers to you დ
So beautiful 😍
Grazie mille დ
Delightful and beautiful!
Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated Jennie. Stay safe and well my friend დ
Best to you, Cindy!
The Wilderness of Canada 🇨🇦 😍 ♥️ Vast and majestic nature at its best, and just in time for the fantastic colours of autumn/fall leaves 🍂A great escape!
It is so awesome! Beyond words really. Canada is beautiful in every season, but fall is incredible დ
It’s a beautiful season 🍂🍁even in the UK but Canada, I think, tops all places and I haven’t even been there in person yet😃
Now, I really want to visit the UK in the fall!
Well… it’s fall one day, summer the next and winter the day after that…closely followed by spring! Fall is very weird here!!
Now I really want to visit in the fall. Weird and unpredictable is good!
Is it unpatriotic to admit the Canadian Rockies are more picturesque than the American Rockies?
No. It is just honest დ
So pretty. Enjoy your time in the mountains!
All of these photos are remarkable, but those geraniums growing in the river is something special indeed!
Smiling! Thank you Bridgette & cheers to you დ
Thank you very much დ
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Lovely❤️and marvelous photography 💖💯
So happy you think so Sewa & wonderful to meet you and your new blog! დ
And I’m so happy to have you🥺❤️ in my writing journey❤️
And I’m so happy to have you, in my writing journey 🥺❤️
The photos throughout your blog are exquisite. I feel like I’m on the journey with you.
You are. And the journey is so much better with you! Take good care დ
I see you caught some of the grasses and bushes changing colour. That is some of the most impressive yet overlooked colour in the Rockies.
Thank you Alisen. It is subtle beauty but I love it too. So peaceful, quiet and expectant, as though waiting silently for the first snow to fall დ