lake louise in silver

"Snow was falling, so much like stars
filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.”  
Mary Oliver
Lake Louise, Alberta

We took a day drive out to Lake Louise yesterday afternoon,
for no other reason than to see this.

Lake Louise, Alberta
The pure beauty of the first snow fall is well worth the almost two hour drive.
But we never dreamed of this much of the white stuff.

Lake Louise, Alberta
What a treat to see the not yet frozen lake, so very clear, with snow surrounding it.
I have stood in this spot many times, but this particular view was a first for me.
Lake Louise in silver is a beautiful sight, indeed.
Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
After this chilly trek, some hot chocolate was in order.
What better place to enjoy some than here.