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About 3 weeks ago, I was in Banff, Alberta for a conference. After finishing the last session around noon on Thursday, I drove a short distance to where there were 3 separate lakes, each one unique and in various stages of being frozen. The one which was the most frozen rested in the direct shadow of a mountain, and was obviously a lot more shallow than the others. This lake, Lake Minnewanka, was the completely open - and very deep. The blue of the water was just incredible, and the reflections absolutely perfect!
The little buildings you see here are out in the water, obviously anchored in some way, but accessible only by boat. They are just a short distance from the shore, but far enough that they make a gorgeous picture floating in the water!
I have left this photo in a large format so that you can really see how beautiful this area of the world is... click on the photo to view as a very large image.
We still have not received much snow - and what we did have got "eaten" by the Chinooks we have had lately. It has been warm enough to walk outside with just a heavy sweater during the day. So, I am pretty sure that this lake would still be open. It will definitely have ice on it by January though!
I am absolutely swamped with work - not my painting unfortunately, but the kind where you leave your house in the morning when it is dark and go to an office, then come home again when it is dark - so posting a new piece of painting will have to wait till next time.
To all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving! and happy painting to everyone!!!