Thursday, July 23, 2009

uncertain times

Two NYTimes articles of interest today: one on the NEA and one on laid-off ballet dancers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Banff Oboe Choir: 2 Canadian Folk Songs, arranged by Katie Mordarski

"Land of the Silver Birch" and "My Paddle's Keen and Bright"


back in socal

Back from Banff--what a gorgeous place. I even saw a grizzly bear crossing a river, but it was from the car as we were driving so I didn't get a picture. I'll post a few of my favorites. Nick Daniel and Steve Taylor were both amazing, and I had a great time. I miss it! I also miss that The Banff Centre provides you with tasty meals and you get your room cleaned--now I am back to grocery shopping and cooking and making my own bed and I'm not sure how much I like it! Anywho, here are a few more photos.





Bow Glacier's water flowing into Bow Lake


waterfall coming from Bow Glacier


another pretty waterfall


violets


mountain and Bow Lake


Bow Lake and Bow Glacier


another pretty river


wall of waterfalls


Columbian Ice Fields Glacier


one of the many warnings to stay off the glacier--which was roped off anyway



View from the top of Sulphur Mountain--1,187mi to LA!!



Bow Valley from Sulphur Mountain


The Banff Center and Banff Springs Hotel from Sulphur Mountain



adorable baby mountain goat!



stream and tree roots


deer!



view from Tunnel Mountain

Thursday, July 9, 2009