Autumn 2020 – Part 44 – Feeling Invincible – Jasper National Park

October 3, 2020

So, we got the bright idea to leave the car parked and walk to our Katrine Lake hike today. The sign at the gate to our resort said Pyramid Lake 2 km. How bad could it be? What we did not recall was that adding in the length of the Patricia Lake access road and the distance from Pyramid Lake Resort to the hike trailhead, we added 4 km each way for a total of 8 extra km (5 miles). We were fresh and full of energy this morning and wanted to see the beautiful lake scenery along the way.

my Patty’s shot actually…she caught this fly by raven in the frame
the yellow aspen leaves really stand out
but, on closer inspection, we can see there are a lot fewer leaves than there were on our arrival
I love shots of reflected canoes and boats
as good as it gets
the look back to our resort is more subtle, but no less beautiful

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ 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 wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. 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 never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 44 – Feeling Invincible – Jasper National Park

  1. The yellow aspen leaves are truly stunning. As a photographer and nature’s lover, you gotta admire the transition from summer to winter. Such beautiful photos 🥰 thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Hi Aiva. We were so fortunate to be there for an entire week to see the colour spectrum shift from lime green through yellow, gold, orange and even a bit of red. This must happen every year in the park and yet we were oblivious until this visit. Glad you enjoyed. Thanks so much for reading. Hope your day is going well. Allan

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    1. I have always thought that fall on the Eats Coast was the prettiest, but Jasper sure came in a close 2nd this year. Thanks for reading Lori. How is Christmas looking in your area this year? Covid #s are finally starting to flatten here, but not yet going down. Our gatherings will all be virtual. Stay well. Allan

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      1. Glad the numbers are flattening there! Ours are going down but still high. We also will be doing a virtual Christmas. Hope is near though. Steve gets his vaccine this week!! It will be awhile before my turn but I am so grateful he will soon be protected as he is exposed to the virus. Feeling blessed he has not caught it and will be vaccinated! Hope all is well for you and yours! Stay safe and take care! Lori

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      2. Good news about Steve getting the vaccine next week. Our son works with Covid patients daily, but is not classed as front line. Hope he can get the vaccine soon. Otherwise all is well. Covid time is a good time to be retired, for sure. stay well Lori. Allan

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