Sunday Morning Travelling Gift

Wedge Pond in Kananaskis Country

My husband, Bruce, and I are on a bit of an unplanned journey through beautiful British Columbia and Alberta. On this Sunday morning in Banff, I’m sending off this photo of Wedge Pond and the Rocky Mountains, taken in Kananaskis Country.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you know that Bruce is the photographer of our creative, travelling team. He has done me the great honour of saying that this picture (which I took) is the prize-winner for yesterday. I guess I must be learning!

Self-published authors never rest – not even on unplanned holidays. So far, on the trip, I have gifted a copy of Disappearing in Plain Sight to John in New Denver as thanks for an insightful tour of his solar home. I sold a copy to Bruce and Mary, a knowledgeable couple from Calgary who were kind enough to give us all kinds of great tips for the next stage of our trip. We met them in a pull-out yesterday on the Kananaskis Trail. I also gave out one of my cards to a paramedic in Cranbrook. No – I wasn’t in need of medical help at the time – he shared a hot tub with us at the hotel.

Beautiful sights, great food, rest, relaxation, book sales and promotion – this is the life.

20 comments on “Sunday Morning Travelling Gift

  1. Louise says:

    Fran, you were in the right place at the right time to capture this remarkable image. Mother Nature’s gift to you is your gift to us. Good eye! Thanks for paying it forward.

  2. smilecalm says:

    i’m happy to share in
    the beauty of your holiday 🙂

  3. Yolanda M. says:

    beautiful country! and your husband is right – awesome shot 🙂

  4. diannegray says:

    And what a beautiful life it is, Francis (and your photo IS a winner) 😀

  5. evelynralph says:

    Beautuful photograph. I have ne e been to Western Canada, only Ontario. Sill great, but no real mountains, only hills.
    Evelyn

    • There’s a line in my second book, The Light Never Lies, when Alexander tells his son, Robbie – when you’ve been travelling across the prairies for a spell and you come upon the Rockies, well, that’s a sight you won’t forget. Those words kept coming back to me as we travelled through and around and about the awesome Rockies. It’s a sight a highly recommend.

  6. Cathy says:

    It’s a fabulous photo, looks an absolutely amazing place.

  7. Behind the Story says:

    Fantastic photo! We’re thinking of going to Banff next summer or the summer after that.

    I’ll have to remember to bring some books and cards with me when I travel this Christmas. Thanks for the idea.

    • It was the first time I’ve used holiday time for book promotion (low-key as it was) and it worked out nicely. If you have a chance to visit Banff, do it 🙂 So much to see. I highly recommend the Ptarmigan Inn – reasonable prices, nice buffet breakfast included with omelets made to order and right in the heart of Banff.

  8. Gorgeous! I sometimes wonder what it’s like to be a self-published author. I admire anyone with that much talent, energy, and determination! 🙂

    • It certainly feels like something of a full time job at times – mostly suited to those comfortable with wearing many hats. Now, those hats – some fit a whole lot better than others. Two and a half years in with two novels and a book of short stories out there – I’m doing it 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Michelle.

  9. Fran: Your photo is terrific! When you mention places such as Banff, I am spellbound! That is one area I’ve always wanted to visit, especially after hearing my grandparents tell of their wonderful trip out there many, many years ago. Their slide shows were always a treat, and we never tired of spending long nights watching them. Thanks for your post. 🙂

    • Hi, Mark – I saw your comment days back and haven’t got to responding. Hands down, Banff is a must see. We’ve been twice and have only scraped the edges of what there is to do and see. Your memory of your grandparents slide shows brings back so many memories of my own related to my grandparents. They were great British Columbia travellers – they never saw much use in going further afield than their own province when there were so many wonderful things to see here. I used to be fascinated looking at their photos and hearing my grandfather’s stories.

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