Friday, April 19, 2013

Photo-Finish Friday --A Bit of the Athabasca


This is a deep summer view of the Athabasca River from a lookout in the Sandhills east of Fort Assiniboine. We went there many times when I was growing up.
Back then it was fun to take a run and jump off the edge of the hill into the sand.
The trees have all but take over now all but obscuring the view of the hill, but it you cock you head just right you can still see the river and the riverbottom farmland.


messymimi said...

What a fun place to visit and play you had as a child!

solarity said...

Jumping onto sand. An experience I have had only at the playground as a child. Not the same as in the wild.

Trees do record the passage of time, don't they?

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Messymimi. And I loved to jump off things.

Mary Anne, it was a wonderful time. Yes, trees are the best keepers of time.

Chris said...

I just love the word "Athabasca."

Barbara Martin said...

To come across Fort Assiniboine in a few days must be synchronicity. There was a program on CBC a couple of days ago about the effects of the Alberta Tar Sands project on Fort Assiniboine.

Lovely photo of a pristine area.

the Bag Lady said...

Love this spot! It's amazing how much the trees have grown up.

(And, referring to Barbara Martin's comment, must go google to find out why the tar sands would have an impact on the Fort.)

Leah J. Utas said...

It does have an intriguing sound, Chris.

Thanks, Barbara. Must try to find said program.

Bag Lady, me, too. Plenty of great memories there.

Hilary said...

Sounds like a great childhood memory.. such a beautiful spot.

Leah J. Utas said...

One of my favourites, Hilary.