Monday, September 12, 2011

Stepping Back In Time

While browsing through the many pictures on my computer,I came across some of Jake's pictures from years ago.
I hope you don't mind taking a step back in time and looking at nature the way Jake saw it.The locations may not be known or not right,but the beauty of the places remains the same.

 I will not try to guess at where some of these are taken,except that most are probably in the Canadian Rockies.
Can't you just hear the roar of that water falling down the cliff?


This one I do know.It is Maligne Lake in Jasper Park Alberta.
The only way to see this little island is buy taking a boat tour,but it is so worth it.
I was with Jake here,as this was taken on our honeymoon,some 39 years ago.


I will not venture a guess on this one.


I think this may be the Beartooth Mountain in the USA.
Those switchbacks look like that.
If someone can identify the place,please correct me.


Once again,I am guessing in the Canadian Rockies,perhaps in the Banff area.
I wish now that we had put the locations with these.Jake could recognize most of them.but I am not that good at it.


Thought for today:
I lift up my eyes to the hills -
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2

46 comments:

S. Etole said...

Such majesty in these scenes. Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

such beauty. thank you for sharing them.

Dorothy said...

All are beautiful, Ruth! That DOES look like the Beartooth Mts. As you know, we were there recently and it looks very much like our pictures.

forgetmenot said...

Oh Ruth, These are beautiful photos--though cameras have improved vastly over the last 39 years, I don't think you could take better shots today-- Jake was quite the photographer!!! I'm sure these lovely pics brought many wonderful memories to mind. Hugs, Mickie :)

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos and memories for you!

Diane said...

I love taking a step back into time with you and Jake's photos. I know how precious they are and your life together. Beautiful shots, Betsy. The water is so pretty. Diane

Cicero Sings said...

That Maligne Lake photo is gorgeous. Those falls are pretty interesting ... I can't ever remember seeing the such like.

I can't remember where I put something two days later ... let alone remembering where a picture was taken years later!

Elaine said...

What a gorgeous set of photos! Not knowing where they were taken doesn't detract from their beauty at all. Jake had a real talent.

Matteo Taffuri said...

Awesome shots of beautiful place!
have a nice day
ciao
Matteo

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful photos. The picture of the little island let us know where a picture is from that DH uses in his changing desktop scenes. We thought it might be Switzerland or Germany now we know it's Alberta.

These photos all make one feel the majesty of God and His wonderful creation.

Thank you for sharing.

FlowerLady

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

So much beauty and you and Jake captured it so well, such memories of your travels. Glorious beauty GOD has set before us.

warriormom said...

How beautiful!! I love the perspective in the last one especially. Breathtaking. Thank you for the pictures and the verses.

Christine said...

All this beauty is amazing Ruth! Thanks for taking us on this journey to the past with you. Hugs!

Karin said...

Always love taking a backwards glance at the beautiful photos Jake took. These are such gorgeous spots he's captured for you to enjoy so many years later. That Maligne Lake is truly a classic! Blessings on you as you have a visit down memory lane - a lovely, peaceful place!

Sandra said...

Ruth, these are wonderful photos and also wonderful memories for you. thank you for sharing these with us. I love those tall thin trees in the first photo of the falls, I have not seen trees like these, they are amazing to me. in the other photos I see many trees I would love to see. Jake was a superb photographer.

Mary said...

How nice to have all these beautiful shots to bring back the memories of your trips together. The Canadian Rockies look very beautiful! I bet that boat trip to that island was super.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love when you post some of Jake's old photos. This is a gorgeous set. He really had a photographer's eye, didn't he?

Pat said...

Jake took some spectacular photos! I love the majesty of the Banff area and the Canadian Rockies in general. That's a perfect and beautiful verse from Psalms.

This is another beautiful tribute to Jake.

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

This are so fabulous---although I don't believe I've ever seen a mediocre picture from you, Ruth. If you ever decide to publish a calendar, please let me know. Nature's beauty is timeless--I loved the honeymoon photo and thank you for sharing it, too.

Janice K said...

Beautiful pictures and one of my favorite scripture verses. It has been quite a few years ago that we visited the Canadian Rockies. I wish we would have had digital cameras back then. Of course, that could be a good reason to go back. Great memories.

George said...

These are all absolutely fantastic. Thanks for sharing the beauty that Jake captured with us. These photos show why God looked at His creation and pronounced it good.

Shug said...

Where would we be without help from the Lord? Oh my...I am thankful that He is my Lord...

BEAUTIFUL pictures...so thankful that you have these to look back on...I know that you can recall each and every day that Jake took these pictures..what joy!
Blessing to you Ruth..
shug

jeanlivingsimple said...

Nice!

Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh my those are pretty!
Love that little honeymoon island... wow!

~Brenda said...

WOW, these pictures are awesome!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Jake was a wonderful photographer, he truly had an eye for beauty. I love the waterfall, what a unique angle. And the little island, did you actually stand on it or was that possible?

LV said...

Jake was probably smiling from ear to ear after seeing some of his work again. Nice memory.

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful pics - and I'm sure the memories are wonderful as well :)

Anita Johnson said...

These are beautiful, the first one just calls me to walk down the path that Jake must have walked. I love that you share his pictures with us!

EG CameraGirl said...

Jake was a very fine photographer. I'm glad you have so many of his photos and are willing to share them with us.

Rick said...

Absolutely stunning Ruth - some of these places are my old stomping grounds from the years I used to live near Calgary; I have a real nostalgia for the mountains.

That top shot is of Takakkaw Falls, near Kicking Horse Pass by the Alberta/BC border. The 3rd looks like it might be on the Athabasca River, and the last shot looks like it could be either Lake Louise or Morraine Lake - both fairly close to Banff.

Thanks for stirring the memories - Jake captured these beautifully !

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

love the waterfall photo. Do you watch the Survivor series where the contestants love it as the water pound on them?

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, Just "checking back again" to tell you to have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Ruth, these photos are so Beautiful. Thank you for sharing Jake's passion for photography. I would love to see these places in person some day. Just love the waterfalls. What an incredible view. I can only imagine how it sounds.

Have a wonderful, last weekend of the summer, and I hope you have a Blessed Autumn.
Dianne :)

Neal said...

All are beautiful. That waterfall looks like one in Yosemite National Park. I believe that the one you say is Beartooth is actually that. It it's not is sure resembles it a lot. I can't venture a guess on that one either. :) That just doesn't look familiar to me. That is the reason I geotag all my photos now....at least I know where they were taken even if I can't remember it. :)

Neal said...

After looking at the waterfall again I believe that is Takakkaw Falls in the Canadian Rockies. This is not the same angle as yours but I believe it's the same fall.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

breathtaking...the way I feel when I'm standing outside and feeling the awesomeness of who God is....hope your weekend is great

Hilary said...

Such beautiful images. Jake had a fine eye for perspective and beauty. Those falls look amazing and that third image just blows me away.

MedaM said...

Back into the past and to the lovely memories, I am sure. Photos are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Ruth, Beautiful photography, he was very talented. Hope all is well with you. Take care, Jen.

Debbie said...

i was thinking about you today ruth, i though i have not seen a new update from you. i came here and realized i missed this. blogger doesn't always update the blogs i follow correctly.

these are so beautiful, wonderful reminders of a happy life!!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wow, wow,wow! Fabulous. He hada definite eye for beauty. Have a good week, Ruth.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Gorgeous places! How blessed he was to see them in person! I can't imagine soaking in such magnificent views.

My name is Riet said...

GOod morning Ruth. I am so late in commenting but we are on holidays in Spain. WE started our trip last weekend so missed your post. These photo's are beautiful , all the sights are gorgeous. I have the same problem like you, I sometimes ask myself where was it. LOL
Have a good week Ruth.
Riet

Albert Soler said...

Fantastic photos of this beautiful place, but the best, the lake with the island within.
Best Regards des de Catalunya, Spain.

Kay said...

Such beautiful scenery.

Kay