My whole world was in chaos. Both my parents died within 60 days of each other. It was the second long weekend since. I felt lost. I was a drunk – in recovery – so I called my sponsor. He said he had some errands to do…did I want to tag along. I jumped at the chance.
Anything to get away from the terror raging inside me.
He was a hobby photographer and always needing extra gas so he could go to the mountains to take his photos. I suggested while we were doing the errands that we go for coffee….to Jasper National Park.
Road trips when you live in the northern part of Alberta are a common thing. So I made a couple of phone calls to folks who would miss me for dinner and off we went.
That was the first day I held a camera to use myself. I had assisted many photographers on shoots as I am always wanting to learn.
We went to the mountains. We were gone for almost three days and I had held four cameras throughout the trip.
In fact, I had already been a grandmother for two years before I released my first CD!
My life experiences in love and loss and hope and healing are the fabric of my music. The style of my music has a distinctive flavor and it’s difficult to categorize, though you might say it’s pop/folk/singer-songwriter. My original songs share a universal understanding and emotional depth that appeal to a wide range of age groups.
After a midnight departure out of Grande Prairie, Alberta…..weary travelers are pampered at Calgary Alberta by the kindness of the security and customer relations department. I was blessed to be one of those. A 17 hour bus ride is a serenity tester for most anyone, let alone a senior laden with gifts from the north. Customer service, heart driven, is so appreciated and quite rare.
Severe Weather Bulletin issued by Environment Canada at 3:37 PM MST Thursday 10 January 2013. ——————————————————————— Watches/warnings in effect for southern Alberta… Snowfall warning for: Medicine Hat – Bow Island – Suffield Cypress Hills Provincial Park – Foremost Lethbridge – Taber – Milk River Cardston – Fort Macleod – Magrath crowsnest pass – Pincher creek – Waterton lakes Nat. Park. Heavy snowfall and localized blowing snow tonight.——————————————————————— ==Discussion== an intense low pressure system moving through Montana has spread heavy snowfall into southern Alberta today. Gusty north winds continue to reduce visibility in blowing snow in some areas. The gusty winds will diminish this evening. 5 to 13 centimetres of snow has fallen this afternoon through most of southern Alberta. An additional 10 centimetres can be expected in the eastern portions overnight, with only 5 to 10 centimetres expected west of lethbridge to the foothills. The heaviest snowfall is expected to be near the Cypress hills and closer to the Saskatchewan border. The snow is expected to taper off Friday morning.