Happy New Year from Calgary and Aberdeen
Yes, I have spent the festive season in and around Calgary, Alberta, near the Banff National Park. My son and his family have just moved permanently out there.
We arrived to snow on the ground and we left to snow on the ground and we experienced temperatures down to -20 degrees Celsius.
It was all amazing: being there for my little granddaughter’s first birthday just before Christmas, having a truly white Christmas with family, skiing in the Rockies, walking in snow shoes – the list goes on.
I will write more later and show you some of the amazing sights we saw, but this week’s photo challenge was very apt. The snow in Calgary is totally different stuff to the snow in Aberdeen. Here it is wet and heavy and has to be dug off your driveway with a shovel; there it is so light and fluffy you can brush or blow it off your driveway. It is more like icing sugar than snow. Rubbish for making snowmen or snowballs, but absolutely delightful for taking photos as it glistens in the sunshine. Sunshine was something else we saw a lot of – we had brilliant weather for the whole two weeks we were there.
I would like to wish all bloggers near and far all the very best for 2016!
Why not have a look at other responses to this challenge at the Daily Post or by searching on the tag ‘Weekly Photo Challenge’ in your reader.