Springtime in the Rockies

@paigea (22601)
Canada
May 7, 2016 7:26am CST
As I was walking yesterday I was enjoying the light green leaves against the dark green of the evergreens. And enjoying both of them against the backdrop of the snow capped mountain and the blue clear sky. I don't think my picture has done the view justice. We have spent most of our three weeks skiing up on a mountain where there is still lots of snow. But that snow has deteriorated a lot and we are done with skiing. I could spend our final week enjoying hiking or cycling on the many wonderful trails here. But to my husband, mountains are for skiing and we might as well go home if we are not skiing! It will be nice to get busy getting the garden ready to plant.
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• United States
7 May 16
You had spring in the Rocky's and I had spring in the Smokys LOL! Glad you had a good time, nice to see you back!
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
It is good to be home although I would have liked to have gone on a few more hikes once we decided we didn't want to ski any more.
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• United States
10 May 16
@paigea after a month I would be anxious to get home.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill Well we ended up coming home a week early. Three weeks seemed quite a while to be away
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
7 May 16
Three weeks skiiing sounds wonderful, but as you say, garden time is coming. I've been planting up baskets today, but I will be bringing them in at night for a few days yet.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
Home now, to find all the fruit trees blooming. But it is kind of cool out, we haven't done any yard work yet!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
10 May 16
@paigea The fruit blossom is lovely at this time of year, isn't it? We've had a few warm days, but it's been raining today.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
@jaboUK It is gorgeous right now. But it is early and there are not many bees so people are worried about pollination!
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
7 May 16
Many Swiss skiing stations are still open in the north of the country, here in the south it's too warm now. I am sure you had a great time. I do not care for skiing, I enjoy the mountain even without skiing.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
7 May 16
The ski hill we were at (Sunshine village) will close on May 23. There is generally enough snow to ski well after that but so few people go that it is not worth staying open. This had been such a warm spring that the skiing is not as good as we are used to so my husband doesn't want to ski anymore. I could happily keep skiing or find other wonderful things to do here. But home looks good after 3 weeks away too.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
7 May 16
@paigea I agree, I was happy to be back home when we stayed away more than 3 weeks.
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@Dena91 (4749)
• United States
7 May 16
Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
7 May 16
I wish I had couaght the colours I was enjoying!
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@EddieHands (37801)
• United States
10 May 16
Wow Spring time looks great and lovely there! I'd love to be by those mountains !
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
It was beautiful. I would love to live there I think.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
7 May 16
The view you have to enjoy there is gorgeous! I am sure you will be delighted to return home and garden!
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
Yes, it is nice to be home. But now the weather is quite chilly so haven't gone out to the garden.
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
7 May 16
How wonderful that you are able to enjoy the Rockies. I have traveled through there several times and always enjoy the scenery. It has been a lot of years since I have been there, because last time I went to Vancouver I flew.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
That is one disadvantage of flying. But then you see how massive the mountains are when you fly over them!
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• United States
7 May 16
I think your picture is absolutely beautiful Skiing is never something I ever had any desire to do but hope your husband can find at least another trip down the mountain before the snow melts
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
Once the skiing didn't seem as good he just wanted to get home. Home is good too!
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
10 May 16
I'm happy to had a wonderful time. I thought of you often, and now is the time to be home planting the garden. Missed you. Hope you have more to share. Btw, your photo is gorgeous!
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
11 May 16
The photo is a nice reminder of that walk. They are getting over 40 cm today and tomorrow. The skiing will be good again. But I am happy to be home. Going to sub at my favourite class today.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
11 May 16
@paigea I should get back on skis, but I'm too afraid and don't like the cold. Have a great day!
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
13 May 16
@DianneN Spring skiing sure is nice with the sun and warm temperatures!
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 May 16
The song Springtime in the Rockies was always one of my Mum's favourites.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
17 May 16
I like that song. And there is an old nature documentary that they showed us in school a LONG time ago called spring time in the Rockies. That film always stood out in my mind for some reason.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 May 16
@paigea Maybe you connected the documentary with the song.
@paigea (22601)
• Canada
19 May 16
@JudyEv Maybe. I can still hear the narrator describing everything as the weather warmed.
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@noni1959 (3943)
• United States
9 May 16
This is a beautiful photo. I can't ski any more but still like to go even if it's to sit in the lodge by a fire.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
I am sure I will still like to visit the mountains even after I am done with skiing.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
8 May 16
It's so beautiful up there! So sorry the skiing is finished but, as you say, there are other things you can begin doing now. :)
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
Yes, the next season brings other pleasures!
@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
I really need to get my garden ready, but my tiller is broke. I need hubby to pull it out and fix it.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
I hope your garden is planted now!
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jun 16
@paigea Nope, guess we are not doing one this year, how disappointing.
@paigea (22601)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
@mom210 That is disappointing. Plant a few fast crops like lettuce? Just to be gardening?
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@PainsOnSlate (20652)
• Canada
10 May 16
Here in the east there is just patches of snow on the mountains, but our mountains are so much older than yours. I loved skiing in the Rockies, years ago when I was so young. Love the photo.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
There is quite a bit of high up snow and glaciers that stay all summer. The picture is in Canmore and I think that snow might all disappear.
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• Canada
25 May 16
@paigea I've been missing you. I hope you are well and happy.
@paigea (22601)
• Canada
26 May 16
@PainsOnSlate I am doing okay. I seem to be busy and I don't seem to have anything to write about. But I am around now and then and plan to be here daily soon. But not for hours!
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@koopharper (6900)
• Canada
26 May 16
Looks gorgeous. Our spring has finally arrived in full force. A few more days and all the leaves on the alders will be out. Looks a lot better now. Not just sticks and mud to look at.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
26 May 16
Yes, it is really spring here and luckily the rain came just in time for the garden.
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@marlina (79590)
• Canada
21 May 16
It must be wonderful to be there. You are lucky. Thanks for sharing the photo of this beauty with us here!
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
It was beautiful and we did a lot of skiing.
@Tampa_girl7 (26737)
• United States
19 May 16
That is a lovely photo.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
19 May 16
Thank you!
• Eugene, Oregon
13 May 16
It sounds a if you have had a wonderful time in the mountains.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
24 Jun 16
We had a wonderful time skiing, a little hiking. Too bad my husband wouldn't stay for more hiking.
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10 May 16
Sounds beautiful
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
11 May 16
It was beautiful. I could have stayed but my husband was done skiing and wanted to come home. Now they are going to get over 40 cm of snow today and tomorrow. The skiing will be great again. But it is nice to be home.
@JohnRoberts (64894)
• Los Angeles, California
7 May 16
If you think your pic doesn't do the view justice, then the view must be truly amazing.
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@paigea (22601)
• Canada
10 May 16
I was trying to show the light green contrasted against the dark green and it didn't show up the way I wanted. I always like how that looks in the spring.