Hard Luck Canyon

20 kilometres south of Whitecourt, Alberta is a hidden gem for picnickers, walkers, and those who like to play in creeks.  Hardluck Canyon is an unexpected beauty spot just a short walk from the parking lot.DSCF0372.jpg

The view from the top is beautiful (in the picture you can’t see the waterfall you cross over).  The tree and cliffs are too big to fit in the camera’s view but the framing of the scene is perfect.  Steep stairs will take you down to the creek for a splash in the swimming hole and a better view of the waterfall.  There is also some interesting art carved into the soft rock:

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Not that I recommend scratching up a beautiful natural area, but is nice to see that some people received inspiration enough to move beyond “I wuz here”, “T + L” or other short words requiring limited effort and spelling ability.

A Spring Rain

The wind picked up and the clouds were dark and swirly… when the dampening was over there was great light in the sky to the north and all was quiet and fresh.

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This was taken with a special setting on my camera.  It makes the sunset look like the wildest northern lights ever seen!  I also cropped the picture like this because there is a porta-potty in the soccer field.  A story in every photo!