I have recently returned from a lovely holiday in the Canadian Rockies. I was expecting dramatic and beautiful scenery and I was not disappointed. I have taken many, many photographs but here are a few taken at Lake Louise, which I think was my favourite location. This is the view from our hotel room;
How lucky were we? The colours on the lake varied dramatically depending on the time of day and the weather. The next two photographs were taken early in the morning and the reflections were lovely.
Some people were lucky enough to see a bear and two cubs in the hotel grounds early one morning but I didn't see them.....or least not at the hotel.
Lake Louise, like a number of the places we went to, is a skiing area in winter. We went up the cable car and saw the lake from a different perspective. If you look closely, you can see the our hotel in the front of the lake. It is in an absolutely fabulous position. Would they allow a hotel like that to be built there today? Probably not.
I expect that some of these strong landscapes will inspire a piece of textile work in the future or at least influence some of my work. How could they not?