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More Time Spent in Banff

I really can't get enough of Banff. The last weekend Renato was on his residency we walked the hoodoo trail. It was a cold day but the trail wasn't that tough, mostly boardwalks

This cute little whiskeyjack was eating......
...... good lord what is that?

It was an amazing view. What you don't see in this photo is that I waited atop while Renato walked down to the base of the hoodoos. I did not go because I did not want to die, luckally he did not die either


more pretty

This weekend was also the opening of the Alberta Biannual, where artists from Alberta are picked to show their art in a huge show that goes to both Edmonton and Banff. Our friend Kay had a piece in the show, here it is! its very cool, in a simplified nutshell, it translates video into low frequency sound, that you feel from the boxes they are standing on. Left: Kay, Right: Renato


Mom and Dad's Visit

A couple of weeks ago Mom and Dad visited for a week! We did a lot of shopping and eating. On the weekend we went to Banff to visit Renato (he was doing a residency there) and went for a walk on the Old Banff Hot Springs Trail. Its where the natural springs are, and it empties into a marsh. Very pretty!

The old pool was filled with rocks, probably so no one would jump in for fun

Fishes lived in the water with all of the algae, I bet they were nice and warm

Mom couldn't go up to the top so Renato stayed with her

Isn't that awesome looking! It smells bad tho, like sulfur

Those little blobs are the endangered snails in the hot springs, if you go in the springs you will be fined for potentially harming this species, Its a hefty fine indeed.

This guy followed us around and screamed at us a lot, but he was cute

Handmade Christmas!

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org
Its pretty early to think about christmas... I know. But I love buying gifts so I've already started. Even tho there are 1 or 2 gifts i'm buying that are not going to be handmade, most of them will be! Its so nice to shop online on places like Etsy and have the presents sent to you!