Autumn 2020 – Part 17 – Cottonwood Slough – Jasper National Park

September 30, 2020

Cottonwood Slough is a small body of water and marshy land on the Pyramid Lake Road, between Patricia Lake Bungalows and Jasper town. As one drives past Cottonwood in varied conditions, the beauty of the calm water and vegetation can be quite stunning.

We stopped here on the way to our daily hike and on the way back and got different looks each time.

Cottonwood Slough ©

Pick your favourite.

Morning or afternoon view

of Cottonwood Slough.

9:00 AM ish

You can only get so close to the view, as the ground is quite marshy.
Flat morning light produces beautiful reflections.
Reflected fall foliage colours.
Even the grasses change colour.

2:00 PM ish

Like a Monet painting.
Compare this shot to #2 from the morning. The mountains now are in view.
Tufts of grass in the slough add interest.
This shot is from the same point of view as #3 shot from the morning.

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 17 – Cottonwood Slough – Jasper National Park

  1. Wow, fantastic photos, Allan. Spending time outside, whether you’re working in the garden, hiking at a nearby park, or even relaxing on the beach, is good for the soul, and now more than ever we all need to take some time for self-care. Thanks for sharing. Take care. Aiva

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    1. Getting outside is always good, except, our trip today was a lot shorter, thanks to the return of cold winter weather. I talked with 2 elderly aunties and an elderly uncle (100 in Feb 2021) yesterday and they are staying indoors during winter, to avoid slipping and falling. They do have windows but during lockdown, not many visitors. Stay well Aiva and thanks for reading. Allan


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