LEANING PINE (2)

OUR TRIP FROM NELSON BACK TO CALGARY WAS GREAT….. WE TOOK A DIFFERENT WAY BACK THAN THE WAY WE WENT…..

TO FIND THE FASTEST AND SHORTEST WAY TO GET TO NELSON, WE USED GOOGLE MAP……….

ON THE WAY BACK…….. I DROVE THE CROWS NEST PASS ROUTE……..

AS IT TURNED OUT….. MY WAY WAS OVER 100KM SHORTER….. SO MUCH FOR GOOGLE MAP…..

WE ARE STILL GLAD WE WENT DOWN TO NELSON TRAVELING THE LONG DANGEROUS ROUTE….. YOU SAW THE PICTURES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHEEP……. WE WERE BLESSED…..   

IN TAKING THIS PICTURE…….. THE CAMERA WAS HELD PERFECTLY STRAIGHT….. THAT IS EASY TO SEE AS THE VERTICAL LINES UP WITH THE HOUSE IN THE BACK GROUND…..

THE HOUSE AND TREES ARE  LOCATED IN COLEMAN, ALBERTA….. COLEMAN IS LOCATED IN THE FOOT HILLS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS……

ALL THE TREES IN THAT NECK OF THE WOODS (PUN INTENDED) LEAN TOWARDS THE EAST….. THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A CONSTANT STRONG WIND THE BLOWS DOWN THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGE…

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WIND MILL FARMS ABOUT 30 -40 KM FURTHER EAST OF THIS COMMUNITY THAT GENERATE ABOUT 25% OF ALL THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA……

AS SOON AS WE DROVE INTO COLEMAN THE TEMPERATURE STARTED TO DROP FROM +3C TO -11C WITHIN ABOUT 15 MINUTES….. WITH THE STRONG WINDS, IT WAS CLOSE TO -25C…..

NOW THAT WE ARE BACK IN CALGARY, WE HAD BETTER START GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS….

IT’S -22C WITH THE WIND CHILL FACTOR……. YOU KNOW WHERE THE LONG JOHNS ARE……