Monday, March 23, 2009

Gratitude Monday - Soon

Near Num-Ti-Jah Lodge along the Banff Parkway.


Spring is here and with it the promise of sunshine, green grass, and lazy summer days.
But it first brought us a spring snow storm that left us with several inches of fresh, fluffy snow.
Moisture is good, and I am certainly grateful for it, but I'd really rather have a proper summer soaker than more snow.
It is what we have, though, and there's nothing to be done about it except ride it out and know that summer, and scenes like this, will be back soon.
I'm grateful that I live so close to the mountains and that I have a car. I can go any time I please. I am also grateful that I have this photo and many others like it to look at on days when it is snowy and grey.
It seemed like time to put up a picture like this. I hope you enjoy it.

18 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

What a beautiful picture! The color of the water is amazing.

For everything there is a season... but winter could wind down any time now, it's hogging more than its fair share.

Leah J. Utas said...

Crabby, good to have you back!

The water in mountain lakes really is an amazing blue. I never tire of it.
You are so right about winter. I want green and leafy, and I want it soon.

Mark Salinas said...

Beautiful picture indeed! Thanks for sharing! :)

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Wonderful picture and comforting thoughts.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Mark. It's my pleasure.

df Terrie, thanks. I am looking forward to summer scenes soon.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - aaahhh... thanks. That was a wonderful interlude. I never tire of looking at pictures of the Rockies!
I, too, am grateful for the moisture, but I wouldn't mind one little bit if it came in the form of a nice gentle rain!

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad you liked it, df Bag Lady.

I miss the rain.

Reb said...

Lovely, peaceful and warm. Just what I needed. Thanks for sharing.

Leah J. Utas said...

You're quite welcome, Reb.

Conny said...

Very refreshing photo. How beautiful it is.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Conny, yes it is gorgeous.

Hilary said...

That water is a beautiful shade of turquoise. I'm sure there's another snowfall in our near future too.. but I'm hoping I'm wrong.

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh the spring snows have just begun, Hilary.

carla said...

so beautiful. and lately Ive had such the travel itch in that Im really realizing how much I miss the changing seasons....

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Carla.
I need the change of the seasons. Each has its own beauty and rewards.

Thomma Lyn said...

Ahhh, gorgeous picture. I hear you about the joy of living close to mountains. I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Thomma Lyn. Mountains are the best.

Barbara Martin said...

The Canadian Rockies are my favourite place on earth. My own posts dictate that enough! I'm thinking it's almost time to make that permanent trek back.