2016 Southern Alberta Scenery Calendar

 In Calgary, Calgary & Area Attractions, Fine Art Photography, Nature Photography, Photography

It’s back – and just as late as ever. I had such good intentions of getting this out in late September, had everything gathered together for mid-October, but it’s now November, and production is just beginning.

Once again, this year’s collection is all based within easy driving distance from home – no more than a daytrip away. And the first two were taken in the city.

So, if you are interested in purchasing one, you can click here, or on any of the photos:

The gorgeous Castle Mountain in Banff National Park

The gorgeous Castle Mountain in Banff National Park

View of downtown Calgary from Scotsman's Hill.

View of downtown Calgary from Scotsman’s Hill.

We get some incredible skies when we have what is called a ‘Chinook’. The clouds form a band usually from the NW to the SE corner of the city with clear patches either side. That’s when you get some spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Stunning sunrise over NW Calgary

Stunning sunrise over NW Calgary

A little Muskrat silhouetted in the evening light.

A little Muskrat silhouetted in the evening light.

I actually managed to chronicle the wild horses road trip.

Wild horses in the Ya Ha Tinda

Wild horses in the Ya Ha Tinda

Tranquil pond on a back road north of Calgary.

Tranquil pond on a back road north of Calgary.

Aspen Crossing is one of those little gems I’d heard about but never acted upon. There’s a railcar diner with excellent food, a beautiful garden centre, a fabulous gift shop with some real gems to be found and last, but not least, scenic train tours – which I didn’t do, but which is definitely on my list for next time.

Petunia display at Aspen Crossing

Petunia display at Aspen Crossing

[caption id="attachment_3101" align="alignleft" width="590"]Fields of Canola blossoms west of Strathmore Fields of Canola blossoms west of Strathmore

[caption id="attachment_3102" align="alignleft" width="590"]The burn area on the Bow Valley Parkway - Banff National Park. The burn area on the Bow Valley Parkway – Banff National Park.

[caption id="attachment_3103" align="alignleft" width="590"]Last of the summer flowers at Bowden Sunmaze. Last of the summer flowers at Bowden Sunmaze.

Tranquil reflections on Moraine Lake

Tranquil reflections on Moraine Lake

Morning light on a fresh snowfall - Lower Kananaskis Lake

Morning light on a fresh snowfall – Lower Kananaskis Lake

Really cold wintery morning (-26C) at Lake Louise

Really cold wintery morning (-26C) at Lake Louise

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  • Johanna Bradley
    Reply

    It looks beautiful! Think the first is my favourite. 🙂

    • SuzanMcEvoy
      Reply

      I think for me it is the second last one. But I think the reason was the feeling of being totally alone after a fresh snow fall, hearing nothing but the birds and chipmunks chattering. For the first one, I was on an awesome mini road trip with a good friend. We had a fantastic day out together. And, as we both enjoy stopping to take pictures, nobody was saying ‘are we there yet’? LOL.

  • diannegray
    Reply

    These are fantastic, Suzan, My favorite is the Petunia display at Aspen Crossing. Awesome! 😀

    • SuzanMcEvoy
      Reply

      Thanks Dianne. That was a mini road trip with Mum and a friend from Scotland. It’s just a garden centre, but it has a wonderful restaurant in an old train car, with great food, and they run a railway out of there with scenic tours (next year we’ll plan better). The old car with petunias was an added bonus.

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