Monday, March 12, 2012

An Invitation Awaits You

I love my stomping ground. Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta and I do believe that this province is a little like royalty; she shines.

My girlfriend came home from East Africa and commented on our sunsets. She soaked in every moment of the beauty of Tanzania, but driving up her gravel road to turn into their farmyard, she knew she was home and knew it was beautiful! Why do we have to travel across the world to be reminded of how pretty our homeland is?

Come, let's go on a little road trip of my province. I'll pack cinnamon buns and cold tea in the car and we'll drive with the window down. You'll realize why my heart belongs here.

Now, all you lurkers out there, tell me where your from! What's unique to your province/state/town/yard? Tell me of the beauty out your window right now. The Gypsy Mama has a national delurker day (or something like that..) it's a day when all the bloggy spies step out of their box and leave a comment! I think it's a grand old plan, because I'd be ever so happy to hear where you're from. I'd love to meet you.

Welcome to Alberta!

***Special thanks to fellow Canuck and kindred spirit at  R(etired)N for sharing this video in the first place. I love everything you share!


21 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

NO Lurker here, just a fan and a fellow Alberta girl! I love this video!

Shirley said...

Not exactly a lurker, but I love Alberta too- I lived there in the foothills for many years before moving back to my home province of B.C. and the beautiful Creston valley. I love it her for the mild winters, beautiful mountains nearby, and the lush vegetation.

Alicia said...

Perfect tour. It's breathtaking when you really grasp the beauty of our Country. Thank you for the reminder, & yum .. the cinnamon buns with cold tea! :)

Bonnie said...

I live in a mountain valley surrounded by mountains. We have the most beautiful sunsets ever and the changing seasons are divine.

LindaG said...

Not a lurker, but hope you have a wonderful week!

Deb said...

Well, I'm from the beautiful picture province of NB. Lots of forests and mountains, lakes and rivers. Come for a visit!

basebell6 said...

i'm from ohio! it is no alberta but i love it because it's home. :)

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

My home is in northern California, another beautiful place with access to every conceivable type of geography: mountains, forests, foothills, plains, desert, ocean, bayfront, lakes alpine and manmade, dams, swampland... It's all here except a glacier and the Amazon Basin.

Rain Barnes said...

Lurker sounds scary. I'm not, but do enjoy your blog. I'm from the borderlands, down south that is. We ranch on the New Mexico/Mexico border and although we do not have the lucious beauty you do, there is beauty to be found in the desert too. ;)

Karen said...

oooh, this video is incredible!!!.. what gorgeous country! I always say we don't appreciate enough the beauty of this diverse country.

What I'm looking at right now are a stand of pine trees with fragrant needles on the ground and an old stone wall that boarders it. A soft rain falls on the greening grass as Spring arrives early.

Karen said...

umm.. and I'm in Connecticut :-)

Cowboy mom said...

You've inspired me. I now have a fun little project to work on involving my home, my camera, and my life.

If all goes well I'll blog it.
Thanks

Jamie said...

I'm also not a lurker and you know where I'm from - I saw this video first through work and loved, loved it, but never once thought of posting it - why??? I think I may just have to steal this idea!!! I hope you don't mind!!

Libbie said...

I hope tthe lurkers are coming out of the wood work! I am not a very sly lurker :) I wonder how much our weather is the same ...MN is pretty darn cold :)...except this year! It is actually 76 tomorrow! It will set a record for sure!!!

Libbie said...

I had wanted to watch your vidoe earlier but didn't have time...I am so gald I did! HOW FRESH! Sure makes me wish I were rich enough to actually travel :) Someday...

Crystal said...

Excellent video, specially the first part filmed in Dorothy right by my house :) Even if I am really from Finnegan. It is true how we sometimes dont realize what we have till we leave.

The Hatch's said...

SO excited to say that once again I'm from ALBERTA!!! We're back in the promised land once again!! YAHOO!!! (by the way, we'll have to set up a date to have some cinnamon buns and coffee!)
Marni

Rach said...

You know where I'm from- roots are down deep in Alberta- YEAH!! But now I live in the San Luis Valley of Colorado! Right smack in the middle of the Rocky Mountains! Love this post- thanks, Chey! xoxo
P.S. Won't my boys LOVE the Alberta video when they get in tonight!! :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I loved the video of your beautiful province, and I am a fellow Canuck too, from Ontario. I have had the opportunity to visit Alberta for several weeks many years ago and we plan to visit again in the future. We have family in Brooks, Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer.

A Prairie Girl in California said...

uh-huh. Born and raised there.
Now my home consists of only paved roads, smog tests, palm trees, calla lilys, 'bird-of-paradise' plants, and sunshine. :)
California...
but deep down, ALBERTA ♥

Anna said...

Oh I loved this! I can't wait to visit Alberta someday...

You know I'm from Arizona and of course I love all the different climates we have from the cactus pricked deserts to the ponderosa pine forests and snow capped peaks. And I of course am biased but we have the prettiest sunsets here :)

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