Here are a few last minute thoughts about my 2 weeks in Jasper...things I remembered after I came home and reviewed my photos and my notes. Hopefully, you will come to the mountains some day. You'd love it there...so peaceful, so beautiful.
We saw clouds like this one, hanging on the edge of the mountaintop up near Cottonwood Slough, a few miles from Patricia Lake.
Here's the cake that is a tradition with our group. It is our dessert at the weekly BBQ...I order it from the local bakery, Bear's Paw Bakery. It's a double chocolate layer cake with real buttercream frosting. Double dee-lish!
That's Henry, one of the local Jasper artists and an organizer of several of our weekly events pointing out the writing on the cake...Watercolorists Rule! That's our motto!
Reflections like this one on Lac Beauvert give the artists the heebie-jeebies. So difficult to paint, so tricky to get right...so delectable to look at, while trying to figure out how to recreate on paper.
Finally, Big Daddy, the bull elk that terrorized the grounds at our lodge...I'm being a typical tourist, too stupid to get the hell out of his road! I'd rather risk my personal safety by taking a few photos from the shelter of the front porch on the office!
"What a splendid thing watercolor is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it.” ~ Vincent van Gogh