Our vacation gave me ample opportunities to collect photos for Rinda's Summertime Scavenger Hunt. This post is probably too long, but the truth is, I could have posted even more photos!
#3 A person walking a dog. That would be me, walking Sarah's dog, Sadie.
#4 People playing cards. I was sitting enjoying a glass of wine, looking out the windows at Many Glacier Hotel when I heard the shuffling of cards behind me. I asked if I could take their photo for the scavenger hunt, and as happened many times during this trip, the request was kindly granted, and interesting conversation ensued. These men all live a few miles from my daughter in Chicago.
#9 A tent. I had a couple images for this item last month, but found two more I liked on the trip.
This tent was part of a historical display on the grounds of the Fairmont Jasper Lodge.
And finally, on the beginning of the trail to Laughing Falls, I found the kind of tent I hoped for, a tent made for camping. You can see Takakkaw Falls, the second largest falls in Canada, in the background.
#10 A college or university. I could easily have found this one in Rochester, but we took a day trip to Missoula, Montana, and I decided it would be more fun to have one from the trip.
#12 A public restroom. I knew just where to go at home if I didn't find something interesting on the trip, but I did.
At The Iron Horse in Missoula
Couldn't resist this one of the walls of the ladies room at Coco's Cafe in Jasper.
The definition was too perfect.
And who would expect an old stove as a decorative element in a restroom.
At The Truffle Pig in Field, British Columbia.
#13 A merry-go-round. I found the first two the first day we were in Calgary at the Calgary Stampede.
Love the little girl in the red cowboy hat.
This merry-go-round was even fancier.
But this merry-go-round in Missoula has the best story: "If you will give it a home, and promise no one will ever take it apart, I will build A Carousel for Missoula.” That was the promise Missoula cabinet-maker Chuck Kaparich made to the Missoula City Council in 1991. Kaparich, who had spent many childhood hours on the carousel at Columbia Gardens in Butte, Montana, had already carved four carousel ponies and had purchased an antique frame in thousands of pieces. The Council agreed and Kaparich’s dream of A Carousel for Missoula became the dream of a community.
#15 A flagpole with at least three flags.
#16 A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air.
Taken high above Lower Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park.
#17 At least two people wearing matching uniforms. This was the most fun item on the list. I started a photography project two years ago, called "100 Strangers." I haven't posted anything about it, but I will this fall when I get the images all organized. I actually don't know how many people I have in my collection. The deal is you must ask to take their photo, and every time I have, I've had a wonderful response, and frequently, a wonderful conversation to follow. I found the first two pairs at the Calgary Stampede.
We walked and talked with these two mounties for about ten minutes after the photo was taken. They had to be so hot. It was nearly 90° that afternoon, and those uniforms are not lightweight.
Two cute gals at the information booth.
One of two bands that performed at the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede.
Two Babb County, Montana sheriffs waiting for dinner at Two Sisters.
We talked to them for about 15 minutes while we all waited for a table,
and learned all kinds of things about the area.
#18 An overloaded truck. The first one was on the expressway in Rochester.
Tracy said I had to get this one, too. Check out the beads hanging from the sideview mirrors.
#20 A natural body of water. I could have shared at least 20 photos here, but I picked five of my favorites.
Bow Lake off the Icefields Parkway.
Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park
Moraine Lake, in Lake Louise. (Photos of Lake Louise are here.)
Upper Waterton Lake, taken from the front of the Prince of Wales Hotel
Third Lake, in the Valley of the Five Lakes. In June 2014, Parks Canada placed six sets of red Adirondack chairs in quiet and scenic locations throughout Jasper National Park for visitors to enjoy the exquisite mountain and lakeside vistas. Since then, they've added several more pairs of them. We saw at four or five of them and had our photos taken in the pair in front of Takakkaw Falls.
#21 A photo of you with a sign "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt." I printed out a sign before we left and carried it in my backpack waiting for a good moment. We decided it was time when we got to Emerald Lake.
And last, but not least, the three alternate photos:
People eating outside (at the Calgary Stampede):
Someone holding an umbrella:
A rocking chair at the gift shop at Many Glaciers Hotel:
I still have two photos left to find, the turtle and the ornate door knocker. I know just where to find the turtle, and I'm thinking a walk down East Ave. in Rochester will produce the ornate door knocker.
Be sure to stop by Rinda's blog to see photos from all over the world captured for the scavenger hunt. To see all my captures for this year's scavenger hunt you can click on the icon on the side bar which takes you to my SmugMug album.