Canadian Winter Wonderland - Emerald Lake, 2014 February 21

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February 21st 2014
Published: May 22nd 2014
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In the breathless environment of Emerald Lake, the falling snow piles high on every structure. Trees give the snow a shake. Paths are groomed for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and strolling. With no breezes to penetrate through fabric, warm clothes keep us cosy. As does a decadent lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge!

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Anticipating the mountainsAnticipating the mountains
Anticipating the mountains

West of Calgary, winter had lifted for a while.
Cross country skiersCross country skiers
Cross country skiers

At Emerald Lake, winter was in full force.
Quiet beautyQuiet beauty
Quiet beauty

Trees show each other off.
Christmas trees - almostChristmas trees - almost
Christmas trees - almost

Defying gravity!
Snow blobSnow blob
Snow blob

Perfectly calm weather created these decorations.
Snow blobsSnow blobs
Snow blobs

So delicate, no one touched them.
Snow blobSnow blob
Snow blob

Sculpture beyond human conception!
Mount BurgessMount Burgess
Mount Burgess

Heavy grey presence looms over the chalets of Emerald Lake Lodge.
Snow on peaked roofsSnow on peaked roofs
Snow on peaked roofs

Built for snow, decorated by nature's gentle hand.
Ice sculpture Ice sculpture
Ice sculpture

Tucked away in a corner of Emerald Lake Lodge - why so modest for such a magnificent bird?
Natural ice sculptureNatural ice sculpture
Natural ice sculpture

Drips frozen outside an inhabited cabin.
Snow or beast?Snow or beast?
Snow or beast?

Incredible gnome on a chimney!
Emerald LakeEmerald Lake
Emerald Lake

A little sun shines on our departure.

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