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Well at least it’s sunny out ☀️
🌬❄️ Its a tiny bit windy today 🌬❄️ Someone recently told me that my new life looks pretty perfect based off of what I post. Truth is nothing is 100% perfect. I’ve sat with this for a few days and realized I used to show more of the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly in regards to my self and my life. The full spectrum. I recognize that I do post a significant number of picturesque photos and experiences we have but the truth is, all of it is my personal experience of witnessing the true magic of being here. Since moving to Waterton I’ve been in such awe of the beauty and the adventure that even days like this are new and exciting! And this is apparently about the norm for winters here lol. Winds have been clocked at 130km an hour at Dallas’ work today and on Tuesday night when we were walking to the community centre for yoga and basketball with friends we walked through 120km an hr winds. I couldn’t breathe and the snow specks hitting my face hurt lol. But it was still fun, and great to get out of the house and get together with friends! I’ve chosen this life for many reasons but a big one is for all the experiences. Now we’ll see how I feel come April when there are ginormous snow drifts and the winds are endless. But I sit here and think, even that would be cool to experience. Climbing huge snow drifts in an isolated town in the mountains! I probably don’t post more the the gloomy, not so nice days because I don’t tend to get out on those days. I tend to hibernate and do things in our apartment. Today I just so happened to have to go get the mail. 🌬 Now, my emotional and mental state has been a roller coaster since moving. My personal isolation (with not working) and all the alone time mixed with the deeper self work I’m doing has put my mind and emotions through the wringer. More about this in future posts. I’ve found my writing flow again so they will most likely be lengthy and have to be blog posts that I’ll share on here. 🌬 I am grateful every single day for being here. I want to experience all that comes with it. I love that I am in nature so I can self regulate and I can truly say I am in the right place. 🏔🌬❄️❄️❄️❄️
Who can name that mountain? First person to comment correctly wins a bottle of our WLD Tonic (must be able to pick it up at the distillery). GO! #canadianrockies #banff #canada #wldlifestyle #snow
what an exhausting exam week lol but I made it through my first semester of college! I am so relieved to be done till 2019 🙏🏽🙌🏽🖤 • • • • • #outdoor #freshair #nature #naturetherapy #healthylifestyle #followthepath #goodwalks #goodtalks #beautifulview #explore #naturewalks #exploreAB #dailyadventure #getoutside #walking #winter #Kananaskis
#tbt 15 years ago and my first trip to the Rockies..
He said to me: “I’ve got Banff on my mind this morning. Do you remember how we felt there?” . I couldn’t forget if I tried 💜⛰.
Righteous morning views👌 | 📸: @dantai #exploreab #travelab #sunrise #mybadlands #canadianbadlands
“Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? You can see it on the East side too.” S.E. Hinton . . . . #sunset #rachel6photography #endofday #alienskinexposure #myexposureedit #winterlight #exploreab #getouside #itscoldbutbeautiful #theoutsiders
No matter how cold it is outside, I will always warm your heart. ❄💕❄ . Oh my goodness I just loved the light we got for these sessions! If course when you get such a stylish and loving family in front of your lens, it makes me so happy! The girls were rockstars! 😊 . . . .#svetlanayanovaphotographer #svetlanayanova #yyc #calgary #calgaryfamilyphotographer #yycfamilyphotographer #calgaryphotographer #yycphotographer #cutekids #cute #fashionkids #canadagoosejacket #winter #детскийфотограф #семья #instacute #winterphotos #portraitphotography #outdoorsphotography #fishcreekpark #alberta #Canadian #calgaryparks #fashion #explorecalgary #exploreab #детки #canada #snow
Moon river wider than a mile
Calgary's new library, a joint design project by international architecture firm @snohetta and Canadian @dialogdesign , should reignite the reader (and #architecture lover) in all of us. Well done, #YYC , well done.
Remember the days when you could run around being completely carefree and knowing your parents were right there behind you ready to catch you when you fall? . I absolutely love the lightness of childhood, snowflakes blowing in your face, cold breeze biting on your nose and yet you feel the pure happiness of being outside running around and just soaking up every second. ❄❄❄. . . . .#svetlanayanovaphotographer #svetlanayanova #yyc #calgary #calgaryfamilyphotographer #yycfamilyphotographer #calgaryphotographer #yycphotographer #cutekids #cute #fashionkids #canadagoosejacket #winter #детскийфотограф #socute #instacute #winterphotos #portraitphotography #outdoorsphotography #fishcreekpark #alberta #Canadian #calgaryparks #fashion #explorecalgary #exploreab #детки #canada #snow
Well a year and a half after my last blog post I’ve finally come out with a second! 😆 I’m going to get better at this this winter!! The link to my blog page is in my bio 😉🙌🏻
My gurl. 💜
Nothing like a fresh blanket of snow! ❄️ #deannanicolephoto #letitsnow
Winter in 2012
It’s #WaterfallWednesday ! How magical are frozen waterfalls?! 😍 I still cannot get over the magic from this hike! . While I am not out exploring waterfalls today, I have my own personal one(s) in my apartment 🤦‍♀️ our damn roof is leaking again and we currently have an obstacle course of buckets and towels throughout the place. THANKFULLY the roofers are on the roof right now making a bunch of noise so I am assuming they are fixing something up there. Fingers crossed for no more indoor waterfalls! . 🌲 Please leave no trace when enjoying and photographing the outdoors! Our planet is absolutely magnificent and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep it clean! (That includes picking up any trash you see lying around as well.) Leave it better than you found it! . . . . . #AdventureBlogger #AdventureCulture #AdventureThatIsLife #AdventurePhotographer #ChaseTheStoke #ExploreAB #ExploreAlberta #FeelAlive #ForceOfNature #HikeAlberta #Kananaskis #LandscapePhotographer #LeaveNoTrace #LifeOutdoors #NaturePhotographer #NuunAmbassador #OptOutside #RadGirlsLife #SheExplores #TeamNuun #TravelAB #TravelBlogger #TravelStoke #TrollFalls #WomenWhoExplore #WomenWhoHike #YEGPhotographer #ZenSeekers
Dashing through the snow..❄️ ❅ ❅ Is everyone ready for the holidays? We are definitely ready for the break! ❅ #dogsinsnow #snowdog #bigears #dailypup #rescued #rescuedog #exploreab #yql #rescuedogofinstagram #woof #mutt #muttsofinstagram #sunset #howlidays #santaiscoming #dogsofcanada #dogsofalberta
another photo from the summer 🌞
Batch 18-02 of our Alberta Botanical Gin has been waiting patiently in the shadows since September. We are stoked to release this special product today! 🎊 🎉 AB Gin is distilled using 100% wild foraged botanicals from our foothills. This recipe highlights local Alberta juniper and fresh yarrow 🌱🌿🎄‼️ Come and get it Bow Valley 🙌🏼. #albertamade #local #spirits #christmasspirit #🎅🏼
Moonlit reflections 💫 . 📷: @fionamcleanphoto 🌌 . Follow @exploremagazine 🌟
What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down? 🐸 🚘 . It gets toad away 🐸 . . Happy hump day! We’re halfway through the week, thank goodness!! Who’s got big plans this weekend?! . . Dixie is wearing the “Red Buffalo” eco canvas collar and red sweater from @bullenbeisserdog - use DIXIE10 to save 💰💰 . . . #hikingwithdogs #dogswhohike #boxersofinstagram #dogsinhoodies #dixietheboxerpup #dailyjokes #jokeoftheday #dailylol #dadjokes #lamejojesareus #modeldog #bdrep #boxerplanet #boxergram #rockstar #mountainclimber #exploreab #dogswhohike
🏒🥅 living in a Christmas movie - - - - @lordfacer
Yesterday was #internationalmountainday . This was a closing shot of Banff, AB the last time I saw it before moving to the East Coast. I sure do miss those mountains some days, but then I go stand by the ocean and it's all good. 🏔💖🏖 - - - - #mountains #banff #outdoor #outdoors #outdooradventure #outdoorlife #outdoorsman #outdoorswoman #sunrise #rsa_nature #rsa_trees #ig_countryside #adventure_lust #exploremore #ABwinter #Alberta #ExploreAB #winterwonderland #thebeautyofcanada #ig_week_winter #ig_photostudio #hdr #hdrphotography #hdr_beautiful_landscapes
We took a little getaway to the mountains this past weekend! The weather was amazing all weekend and the skies clear, making for awesome pictures from the top of the Banff gondola!
Almost over the mid week hump! Whenever I’m doing the last chunk of elevation gain before the summit I tend to get Dory’s “just keep swimming” song stuck in my head and I always find it oddly motivating so feel free to use it to get through hump day 😉😋
Yesterday was my last day of class, thankful.
It’s #InternationalMountainDay ! Here’s to the peaks that inspire us, and those that humble us. The ones that push us to our limits, and those that help us reach out goals. But most importantly, the ones that sustain us. (Half the population of the earth relies on mountains for food, water and clean energy) . 🌲 Please leave no trace when enjoying and photographing the outdoors! Our planet is absolutely magnificent and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep it clean! (That includes picking up any trash you see lying around as well.) Leave it better than you found it! . . . . . #AdventureBlogger #AdventureCulture #AdventureThatIsLife #AdventurePhotographer #BanffNationalPark #ChaseTheStoke #ExploreAB #ExploreAlberta #FeelAlive #ForceOfNature #HikeAlberta #LakeLouise #LandscapePhotographer #LeaveNoTrace #LifeOutdoors #NaturePhotographer #NuunAmbassador #OptOutside #RadGirlsLife #SheExplores #TeamNuun #TenTreeAmbassador #TravelAB #TravelBlogger #TravelStoke #WomenWhoExplore #WomenWhoHike #YEGPhotographer #ZenSeekers
"Me, my brother, and one of my best friends were at my cabin, and we went out fishing! I casted a line and right away a fish was on, when I reeled in the fish Frankie was super intrigued but when I pulled it out of the water, she was terrified and hid under my best friend Haley and tried to hide under the bench seat in the boat. Once we unhooked the fish and went to throw it back into the water, Frankie gave it a sniff and then started to pout after we threw her fish friend back into the lake." 📸: @frankieintherockies #canadafresh #alberta #explorealberta #bordercollie #bordercollies #collies #snowdog #albertacanada #canada #ohcanada #exploreab #yyc #yycdogs #snowdogs #hikingdog #hikingdogs #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #explorecanada #winter #winter2018 #adventuredog #adventuredogs #adventurepup #thegreatoutdogs #dogphotography #instadog #instadogs #doglove #doglovers
can’t it be friday already?!
International Mountain Day, don’t mind if I do😏🏔🙌🏻 📍Sugarloaf Mountain, Banff
Happy International Mountain Day! One of my favourite mountains in the Canadian Rockies, Mt Assiniboine. Early morning sunrise up at Sunshine Meadows! ↟Banff, AB↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ ↟ #amazing_places #naturephotography #greatnorthcollective #wildernessculture #beautifulab #exploreab #ab #abviews #findingawesome #explorecanada #mountains #canadianrockies #brmblife #internationalmountainday #ssv #sunshinevillage #sunrise #mountaincultureelevated #bvsquad
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top - then you will see how low it was 💫 • • #CallCanmoreHome
Honestly if I’m not working or sleeping, I’m doing this now🤷🏼‍♀️ • • • #getcreative #photography #exploreab
C O N N E C T I O N 🤝 nothing but good vibes at the #autumnaffair18 . MEET-CONNECT-RECONNECT. The community of people brought together by events like this is one of vast and endless power + support. I’ve had the privilege of meeting and getting to know some amazing people #hashtagblessedddddd 💁🏻‍♀️ @lululemonyyc
D E T A I L S ✨ long overdue, but huge props to the peeps @lululemonyyc for putting on such a great night at the #autumnaffair18 . Every detail was so personal + thoughtful, creating a perfect atmosphere for connection and gratitude 🙌🏼
winter hiking ❄️ it might be cold .... but definitely less bears 🐻 - - - Regram: @saltandsouth
I’m dying at work today but happy international mountain day 🗻💕
Thursday’s upcoming day trip consists of.. . ✔️good company @jbergesen06 ✔️picnic & snacks ✔️mountain therapy ✔️laughter, bcus it’s the best medicine . Look out 😉
This boy has proven to be one of the best decisions I've made in a while, which is a relief because I don't make too many of those ☺
Morning sunrise on Wasootch Ridge #hikeinthedark #petzlheadlamp #petzl #exploreab
[Appreciation] “Trade your expectations for appreciations!” (Tony Robbins) While listening to a podcast recently this is something Tony Robbins said in it and it really resonated with us! We have been making an effort to be more mindful everyday and when you can trade your expectations for appreciations it is a move towards living more in the now. Expectations are about what we are looking for in a future time but to be appreciative is to learn to live in the moment. In saying this it is still important to have goals and a certain level of expectations in different areas of your life but always remember that appreciation should come first. When you shift your energy and your focus to appreciation your outcomes will be magnified naturally.
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