Saturday, January 22, 2005

Live at Lake Louise!

Just returned from a trip to Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada to snowshoe and paint en plein air winterscapes for a week.

Dear to my heart, Lake Louise is where I had my epiphany to become a full time painter. After having ecstatically snowshoed my way to 7000 feet to reach the Lady Agnes MacDonald Tea House, (which was closed for the winter,) and its exquisite moraine lake, I have been back to my beloved, magical mountains every January for the past three years. Encouraged safely onward by our trusted guides, naturalist Bruce Bembridge and author Wendy Bush, my companion Paula and I, sometimes gasping from hypoxia! have seen, felt, tasted, smelled and listened to much of what the area has to offer. Some of the activities we enjoyed were organized by the fabulous Charlene Prickett, who along with the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, offers a Winter High Adventure package that is awesome. Charlene maintains an online Gallery where my photographic work from past adventures can be seen.

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