Afterwards I sipped coffee in the Bagel Company still tired from my weekend activities. Time to admire an exquisite 10 week old baby and think of little Kirsten, my great neice in Scotland - oh so far away.
Saturday evening we danced the night away up in Silvertip Golf Course with the Valley Winds Big Band. Sunday with the Gateway Literary Guild and Strawberry Shortcake Society, 7 wild valley women laughed, cried, shared our creative stories, paintings and poetry. A wonderous evening of support, encouragement and inspiration.
Mary Jane told of her weekend skating on Carrot Creek Pond and without further ado we set off for a couple of hours fun gliding over the ice, with the warm chinnook in our hair. I was definately concerned about the ominous cracks around the edge however once out in the middle fear was forgotten as we chased foot long shimmering blue trout swim over the sandy bottom. All was well until we sat on a log and changed back into our shoes to walk back through the forest to the car. MJ stepped out over the log, fell and dripped out of the shallow water, laughing.
|Carrot Creek Pond|
|Perfect Autumn Day|
Meanwhile the internet gave us of advance warning of the big winter storm that was sweeping over southern alberta and we woke up this AM to find our world changed to a winter wonderland.