Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Whirlpool Point

This is called Whirlpool Point. It's along the David Thompson Highway (aka Highway 11) and it's where the North Saskatchwan River makes a whirlpool. Whirlpool Point is close to the Banff Park gate and almost a two-hour drive west of Rocky Mountain House.
I've lived here for 21 years now and it never ceases to give me a thrill to know this scenery is in my back yard.
What I can get to in an easy drive some people might only see once in their lives. I am aware every day how blessed I am to live here.

12 comments:

Hailey said...

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the Bag Lady said...

Great photo, dfLeah. I envy you your ease of access. One of these days, I shall visit the mountains again! (Not that it's a journey of incredible length for me - it's more a matter of finding a few days together without demands at home.)

Leah J. Utas said...

dfBag Lady, why not string those days together and come down here? I'll be your guide.

Reb said...

Absolutely beautiful Leah! We are all blessed that you live so close and share your wonderful photos with us. I really want to get to the mountains this year.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. If you're around Rocky when you get to the mountains I'll happily be your guide.

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Terrie Farley Moran said...

Magnificent!

Leah J. Utas said...

df Terrie, thank you.

Hilary said...

Unbelievably gorgeous, Leah. Lucky you. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much, Hilary.

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, Leah! Such a gorgeous picture. The Rockies are magnificent. I traveled out West when I was a child (Wyoming) and have never forgotten it. To be sure, I love our mountains here, the Appalachians, but the Rockies and the Appalachians are very different in their personalities. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Thomma Lynn, thanks. The Rockies are beautiful and are my fave mountain range.
I haven't seen the Appalachians yet, but I'd love to spend some time in them and at least introduce myself.