I went for a woodsy wander today! I had no real destination in mind just a general idea of where there would be some ground to easily cover not far from home. I landed out in the Elbow Valley at the Station Flats parking lot. There was no one else around, there had been new untouched snow over night, I geared up and took off hitting the Elbow Valley Trail. The sky had blue in it and some not so nice white in the distance.
Then the blue disappeared!
.....GGRRRRR This is not what I signed up for!
I captured this shot before it got bad.
I put my camera away, my pack cover on, hood up, and did a turn about.
GGRRR about 20 minutes later some blue began to appear. It was looking pretty.
The flakes turned to flurries and then the flurries flurried off.
My foot & spike prints from earlier were gone.
My prints were replaced with a fat bike track.
It was so pretty now with a cm or so of additional new snow since I began my day.
I no longer wanted to continuing returning the way I came.
I came upon an uphill trail with no sign saying something.
Yet it looked like there was something up there.
I ascended the trail to see what I could see.
This is what I saw. I was curious as to what was beyond the gate.
view along the way during the descent back to the Elbow Valley Trail
There was a safe section to stroll along the water's edge.
Here you can see the ice formation under the water.
open water like this makes me think spring-like thoughts
the sun creates sparkly stars in the water
It sure did feel like spring at this point. I sat upon my sit upon at the picnic table facing the sun. No hat was needed nor gloves. Sunglasses were a necessity. I relaxed back, closed my eyes, let my mind wander, not back to the woods though but to what positive things spring could hold in store!