Saturday, 30 May 2015


Good morning, it's early evening here in Lake Louise.  We have had another great day, we didn't do what we really wanted to do and that was to go and have after noon tea at Lake Louise it's self, to busy and not our thing when you can't move for people.  We went for a drive I to the Banff Nstional Park, we weren't going any where special, we took a road off went to see where it took us, nothing much so we turned round and headed back after about 3/4 of an hour - slow driving in the park. Took this photo which I think show the ruggedness of these mountains?

I do often wonder what went through the minds of the first men and women who came upon these mountains???  Nothing but foot power to get them over these, no maps or GPS to guide them!!!

On our return journey I notuce something black moving at the side of the road in front of us!  Yes another Bear?

Now he was in really good conditions and just carry on eating his greens.  We were lucky as there was a pull in place just across the road from him, we were the only ones there to begin with so no one to disturb him!

My last photo is of Lake Moraine, we visited this in October 13 and I did think the lake would be full seeing how much snow is still around, but sadly it is quiet empty.

Still beautiful but empty for this time of year!! 

I do wonder how long it will be before these places will be gone?

This is the photo I took 18 months ago in October.

Any way thank you once again for calling in to see what we have seen to day - sorry yesterday, I do appreciate you giving up our time.  I hope you all have a lovely day, and I hope if your weather is better than I believe it's been has these past few days.  

Hazel xxx


  1. Hello Sis,
    Wow! another bear, how,lucky have you been this time.
    Fantastic photos, those mountains are amazing.
    Have a great day tomorrow
    Patricia x

  2. Hi Hazel,

    Fabulous pictures, the Lake does look a pity full sight compared to last time but still a beautiful place. Enjoy

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Hi Hazel,
    You will still be tucked up in the land of nod! You realise this is the only way I'll ever be up before you !!! What gorgeous photographs and doesn't that bear look healthy and handsome! Safe journey later today!
    Love Myra xxx

  4. Hazel brilliant photos I love that bear how amazing too see one so close. Have another lovely adventure today Hug's Lynda xx

  5. More amazing photos Hazel - thank you it looks fab - what a difference in the photos of the lake in such as short space of time - a bit of a worry and such a shame - why do you think it is happening? Has the weather patterns changed there? anyway enjoy the rest of your break and can't wait to see some more fab photos xx GailT xx

  6. Hello Hazel, what fab photos and the bears are awsome. Pity about the lake, another casualty of global warming do you think? The mountains look wonderful, Alistair ikes the look of them.
    I love seeing wild life when I go somewhere too, but to see the bears i'd just love that, I get excited if I see a buzzard. Continute to have a fab time, hugs Kate x

  7. Hi Hazel, awesome photos. And that bear, he looks so healthy. He also looks very interested in who is passing by. Please don't be tempted to get out and go for a little stroll around!!!
    Hugs Saba xxx

  8. Hello Hazel,
    What fantastic photos. I particularly like the comparison between 18 months ago and the one recently taken. You are so lucky to have the opportunity to see these wonderful sights and animals. Looking forward to your next post.
    Love Maureen xxx

  9. Oh Hazel more super pictures and the bear looks in wonderful condition just look at the shine on he lovely coat! Delighted to know you are having such a great time, don't you think technology is wonderful, only just a few years ago we would have had to wait until you returned home to hear all about your holiday and see your pictures. I take it there is still no sign of the elusive Mountie?
    Keep on enjoying yourselves take care with all those bears about too.
    Margaret xxx

  10. amazing pictures again Hazel - another bear too - wow - must be a better time to see them! Thanks for sharing your pics Rachel x

  11. Wow Hazel that lake looks amazing. You don't see bears.....then they all come along at once! LOL. Not that I'd laugh if I was next to one.

    Hugs Erika. x

  12. You're a super photographer! These are gorgeous. Your thought process works like mine does, when seeing places of this type. When I saw the Grand Canyon the 1st time, I thought the same. I KNEW it was there, so was expecting all the grandeur. The 1st pioneers had no idea, and then came up on the place...what on earth could they think. This park would make me feel the same. How lucky that we can deliberately visit such places of wonder & beauty. Have fun. (Watch out for the wild life too!) Be safe. Hugs

  13. Lovely photos Hazel. Looks like some nice driftwood there. Could do with a piece of that. Not too big, just a small piece:-)

  14. Wow loving these bears! Gorgeous photos Hazel, looks like you are having a great time, hugs Carole Z X