September Storm~ Oct25 moves in fast, at high elevation, in the Canadian Rockies. It is a beauty, to behold, albiet quite cold! The ride back down the mountain, was nippy without our ski gear. Cheers to you from the rockies in the fall~ Share this:PocketPrintShare on TumblrEmailTweetgoodreadsLike this:Like Loading... Related
So appreciated! დ
So beautiful 🧡
Thank you Karen დ
Those red plants are beautiful…don’t know what they are, though.
Idk either, but I noticed they make gorgeous red “carpets.” And then there are the green carpets you shared. And the carpets of mist: thank you for sharing that glory! It almost makes it worthwhile to brave those bears… 🙃
You are so welcome. The bears are awesome, at a distance!!! დ
I don’t know what they are either. I wish someone would tell us დ I just thought they may be Indian Paintbrush.
Fantastic. A masterfully presented, great outdoor experience.
I am humbled and honored Michael. Thank you very much დ
You’re welcome. Truly deserved.
Beautifully dramatic photographs!
Merci beaucouup mon Ami Anne დ
You convey the fierceness of the skies and the rugged landscape
Ahh, thank you very much Derrick & hope you all are well დ
We are, Cindy. Thank you very much
You are most welcom Derrick.
You make me think of the beautiful places I have been! Such vibrant colours! The mountains!
Yes!! The MOUNTAINS!!! დდ
Wow. Where can I get a backyard like this?
Me too please!! I would love the bears too დ
Yes, you do have to prudent, even at times in the summer. Beautiful photos, Cindy! Cheers.
Caution and preparedness are the rule, and never hiking alone or getting too close to a bear დ
It makes me feel cold just looking at it.
Yes. Cold seeps into our mind and memory with a shudder დ
Wonderful. Even (or perhaps especially because) no bears in sight 😉
Sighting bears, from a safe distance, is one of my most favorite things to do. Surprising them on a trail. Not at all! დ
Incredible images. Glad you didn’t meet any bears!
Thank you Cathy. I don’t like surprising bears on trails, but I love photographing bears from a safe distance დ
It looks so beautyful and very cold!
Yes, thank you, it was both things დ
A very lovely place Cindy, the views go on forever when that icy fog lifts. Who was the lookout for the bears while you focused on the pictures? Mind you, it would have to keep you on your toes 🤣❤️🙏🏽
Hubby was the bear watcher!!! Smiling…. But I am the bear photographer! 😉 😉
Now see that sign, lol I saw KEEP OUT 🙂
When I read that sign it says Keep Out 🙂
Yes! Or, be wary and prepared. Hiking in bear country is both scary and awesome დ
I never thought awesome when they were at my back door looking for Goldilocks 🙂
Tee hee hee…. I do draw the line at them breaking beds and chairs. I’m with Goldilocks on this one.
Love to you Eunice.
Sounds quite dangerous. Glad you enjoy it and are safe! It still looks gorgeous.
I love seeing bears, but only from safe distances! დ
Cold and beautiful!
Yes indeed! დ
Grazie mille დ
Such beauty! You really have a way of capturing wonderful scenes.
I so appreciate you saying that Kymber. Thank you sincerely my friend & be well დ
To be amidst such a stunning landscape must be thrilling–albeit cold!
Yes, it is a combination of feeling both thrilled and at peace. Awestruck might be the word დ
A real adventure!! Beautiful photographs!!
So appreciated! Thank you & cheers დ
Cindy, have you met the bear? Why they do not suggest to have the gun? Lol…
I did meet Mr. Big Grizzly. He was very fat, munching on grass, and not threatening დ
Awe inspiring scenery Cindy
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Sheree. (I love writing this to you!) დ
Avec plaisir Cindy
Grazie mille Gigi დ
Beautiful. It seems almost holy. The presence of God’s work.
Yes. I feel this acutely in the heart of nature დ
Those landscapres really are sacred grounds… The mountains in the last picture look like the dolomites in Southern Tyrolia.
Stay safe, dear Cindy!
All mountains are different aren’t they, but also beautiful in the same way. Thank you Martha & be well my friend დ
Just awesome, Cindy. I can almost breath in the mountain air. Thanks for the nature break!
I am so happy you came with me Noelle. A shared experience is a richer experience. Thank you დ
I’m glad you experienced this exciting weather pattern without harm Cindy. I can remember hiking the Canadian Rockies in the summer and having a storm roll in with a 20 degree temperature drop, crazy winds, pouring rain, and hail. It was both exciting and concerning especially since I wasn’t prepared. Luckily, I just hiked down the mountain and I dried out once the storm finished.
That sounds just like the mountains! We knew snow was coming before we hiked up there so we were prepared. It was so beautiful when it actually happened დ
Beautiful photos, Cindy. Did you see any signs like this? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fb/86/f0/fb86f035db48748166a79c1145f5e403.jpg
Sadly, they never saw those hikers again, or spotted Bigfoot. They did find Bigfoot scat thought, full of bear bells. Very sorry. Old joke, but still funny 😉
Hahaha! Excellent old joke. Did you know we have Sasquatches in New Mexico?
I didn’t know that! Will you introduce me?
Below are links to articles in local papers. If you look for Sasquatch in New Mexico on YouTube there are all kinds of videos.
Wow! An I thought an “expert on bigfoot” was an oxymoron! When are we going looking for him? 😉 😉
Whenever you are up to it.
Stunning vistas, Cindy. Those snowy peaks do look cold!
It was mid-September, but winter was laughing at us! It was beautiful დ
Absolutely beautiful, Cindy!
Thank you both very much! დ
Despite the warning, you ventured into the wild and captured some terrific photos well worth the risk of meeting bears and foul weather.
Thank you very much Peter. Meeting bears from a safe distance is thrilling, up close, by surprise, more like terrifying! დ
Beautiful shots all, Cindy. I do believe if you ever came across a bear, you’d be able to talk it into posing for a picture or two as well!
I have actually done that a few times! They stare into the lens and appear mesmerized. Here’s one such:
Cindy, thank you so much for the link. Amazing pictures all!
Thank you! It was a very beary experience.
Gorgeous, Cindy! I love the way the clouds play with the mountains. And the meadows changing colour.
Nature’s beauty unfolds before your eyes. Thank you Audrey დ
That’s so incredibly beautiful, Cindy! Wow. ❤️🇨🇦
Ahhh, thank you John & cheers დ
You are very welcome, my friend. ☺️
Ditto, X2 დ
Hahaha. I love the sign, Cindy. You know why visitors should travel in groups of at least four, don’t you? If you’ve seen the size of these bears, you’ll know they have a big appetite, and four is the minimum needed to satiate them at snacktime.
Exactly! And that of course includes the food you are advised to carry!!! 😉
Yes, that food provides a little extra flavour to an already delicious meat dish.
Tee hee hee…..Laughing 😉
Love your photo’s Cindy… It looks cold… I flew over the Canadian Rockies in a helicopter-ride one May in the year 2000…. a ride of a life time…. And such a beautiful part of the world…
Loved the wild flowers on the mountainside Cindy.. And oh.. yes I saw two live Black bears while in the Banff and Jasper areas.. along with Muse, and Elk… Your photo’s brought it all back..
Thank you.. <3
They sound like wonderful memories Sue. The helicopter ride is something I wish I’d done! Thank you Sue & take good care დ
It was a special holiday Coast to coast across Canada as wedding anniversary gift to ourselves we never could afford a honeymoon. Lol 😂 so 25 years later we treated ourselves 😊💖
You have captured the awesome majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Autumn is a great time to travel in that area – just before the snow flies.
Or, in our case, right when the snow flew, which was awesome! Thank you Rebecca & take good care my friend დ
Fabulous pictures of an awesome part of the world. No matter how many times I vist the Rocky Mountains in Canada, I’m in awe.
Yes. The same for me. It is an awe inspiring place დ
Honored. Thank you Marie & cheers დ
That landscape is just otherworldly in its beauty! Hope you got through the storm okay! 💗
We did thank you Teresa. We had an idea it was coming and it was so lovely. Stay safe & well my friend დ
That landscape is otherworldly beautiful! Hope you got through the storm okay 💗
Sorry for the duplicate comment…WP was having some issues.
No worries. WP always has “issues.” ):
We did and it was wonderful! Cheers to you Teresa დ
Beautiful photos. I love the bear sign and the part about groups of four – be careful! My kids tease me that it’s the person who is the slowest runner (me) that has to worry most about the bears.
Tell your kids, it’s the one carrying the most food! We of course were a group of two. The sign was a little too late for us!! დ
Thank you Mary & cheers to you დ
So uplifting. Thank you Cindy ❣️ I can feel the fresh air and the rise in spirit (if not in temperature).
Ahhhh….. I am so glad you can feel this Val. You make me happy I posted დ
Ahhh alpine place indeed! Great place to paws and relax. Lol! Those pics are amazing, my friend! ♡(.◜ω◝.)♡
Paws with beary paws is my kind of paws ♡(.◜ω◝.)♡
❤️ ʕ ⊃･ ◡ ･ ʔ⊃❤️
This is such an amazing image of those bears.
Thank you. They are amazing creatures დ
Great photos, Cindy! I love the cold climate. We had 2 nights already in the mid 20’s. We are only 6300 ft too.
We got to 40 last night and we are in SoCal. It will get to around 26 at night by Christmas. I love it too დ
Thank you Rajani დ
Beautiful hike, Cindy!
Glad i did it 😉
Smiling…. I am very glad you did it too. The hike was better with you Patricia დ
Very soothing, too. Thank you.
Love to you and yours Sheila & thank you დ
Be still my heart. These are stunning!
Ahhh, makes me happy. Thank you very much. Be safe & well დ
Lovely images. We had a short cold spell, warm rainy days… and another cold front on the way. Time to layer clothing!! 🙂
I like where you live Jules დ
Me too. But I might like a warm vacation this winter! Or maybe an indoor water park! 🙂
Happy Halloween Jules! 👻🐈⬛🎃🍭
Cheers! Happy Autumn and remember to change your clock Sunday… for the second to the last time. March 12 will be the last! At least for the US.
Beautiful … but brrr!!
Smiling, yes! Beauty is often hot, or cold 😉
So very appreciated Belladona. Thank you & be well დ
It’s such majestic (and scary) country!
Yes indeed. Savage beauty დ
Gorgeous! I love to see the storms coming over the mountains her, and am reminded of Psalm 18: 9-13, especially, “He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were under his feet, He mounted the cherubim and flew;he soared on the wings of the wind.” Glad you got down safely!
This gives me goosebumps. So beautiful. Thank you Kathy & blessings to you დ
Love the Canadian Rockies! They are not the highest peaks in the world, but they are the youngest and least eroded!
Thanks for these stunning shots, Cindy!
I didn’t know that….. Happy Halloween Ressa! 👻🐈⬛🎃🍭
Quite lovely nature, with its raw and wild beauty. Thank you, Cindy; I think is the first time I see this side of Canada.
I am very happy you enjoyed and pleased to make the introduction to a new side დ
Stunning landscape photos, Cindy! Love the colorful ground cover and moody mountain ranges. 😀
Thank you very much Jane. It was moody and atmospheric დ
Cindy, thank you for these stunning images!
You are so welcome Charles & Happy Halloween! 👻🐈⬛🎃🍭
Glad to hear you were in Canada! How was the air in the rockies?
Clean, clear and wonderful! დ
Looks wild and beautiful, Cindy. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Our local forest has a sign saying “Do not molest the alligators!”
That is hilarious!! You should post a photo დ
I’m not gonna kiss ’em to see whose the prince…..
LOL! They are ‘bad’ alligator emojis…
Beautiful photography! Wondering about groups of 4 or more. Is that so the bears have enough for one meal? 🤣🤣🤣
Laughing….. Hilarious!! 😉 😉
Wow, the bear notice is a bit scary!! Serene photos.
Thankfully, the sign was scarier then the bears! 😉
Thank goodness that was the case!! Not ideal to meet bears on the trails or anywhere else really,
I love meeting wild bears, with a bunch of exceptions. I have met lots of them. Check this out:
What an unusual spread of red plant life! Adds to the the awesome beauty of the rockies though!😃
I have no idea what the plants are!
Breathtaking photos, Cindy.
Grazie mille Carol დ
Such amazing images, Cindy. I agree, storms do come in fast in the mountains.
Yes. Can be frightening if you are not prepared დ
Stunning photos and so adventurous!
That’s where I learned more about the bear country😊
Thanks much Christie & cheers დ
You never cease to amaze me, Cindy!.
Awww…. So kind & so appreciated. Thank you დ
Thanks for taking us up into the Canadian Rockies, Cindy — breathtakingly gorgeous.
I am so happy you came with me and thank you very much დ
Beautiful photos, Cindy!
Grazie mille Eugenia დ
We had a bear pass through my complex last week. Raided the bird feeders. Now we are no longer allowed to feed the birds. I’m sure that sign is not about black bears though.
No. Definitely grizzlies and we saw one! დ
What incredible views. 😀
So happy you enjoyed & thanks much! დ
You’re very welcome! 😀 Thank you for sharing them. 😀
Gorgeous shots! The last one looks so cold and slighly dreamy.
Yes! It felt just like that. Thank you Bridgette დ