Foliage Throughout the Seasons in Alberta

I got an invitation from Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? to take part in a Photo Challenge called Travel Theme: Foliage. In my part of the world, foliage is plentiful in three of the four seasons.

Canadian Seasons have been described as: Six months of winter, and six months of poor sledding. These can be broken down into: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction season. To be more specific, the four seasons are: June, July, August and Winter.


In the spring, the patch of Ferns start out in tight rolls.


In the summer, our forest is home to the Cotoneaster bush.


In the fall, the poplars at the cabin are beautiful, especially when they prepare for their winter sleep.


In the winter, our forest of spruce trees are often covered with snow.

This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Changing Seasons.

24 thoughts on “Foliage Throughout the Seasons in Alberta

  1. Lovely pics. And yes, that is exactly how our Canadian seasons work, isn’t it? But I guess it beats hurricanes and typhoons and monsoons and some of the other weather bombs that we don’t have here (or at least not very often).


    1. Exactly – living in the often frozen north limits the number of days that ferocious wet weather can drop in for a visit.


  2. Beautiful pictures. Yes, Canada actually has four seasons although, in my part of southern Ontario, it does often feel as though there are only two… winter and construction, LOL! I’ve travelled from coast to coast and the diversity of our nation’s landscapes and climate never ceases to amaze me.


    1. Thanks for visiting me in Alberta, Cheryl. I understand southern Ontario has a milder climate than we do, but I think your humidity could make summers quite uncomfortable.


  3. Nice job. As fall finally arrives, the picture of those fiddle head ferns had less appeal (although it was beautiful) than the crisp autumn and winter shots. I’m glad the long hot summer is a memory… 🙂


    1. Yes, it was a long summer, wasn’t it. Ours was not nearly as hot as many of our southern friends, so I really don’t want fall to turn to winter.


  4. Have you ever fried those fiddleheads and eaten them? I’ve seen a recipe, but figured I’d wait until I hit survival training to sample it. Lovely seasonal journey.


    1. I’ve eaten fiddleheads, but not mine. I should research the topic, and see if mine are edible. The ones I had were quite delicious.


    1. We call the season ‘Fall’ for a reason. Once the leaves turn colour, (and they do so quickly, as you’ve observed) one good wind and all the leaves fall to the ground.


  5. One of the things I love about Virginia is we get an ample amount of each season but not TOO much of any given one. Talk about the kiss of death, now we’ll probably get record blizzards. Forget what I said before.


    1. I sure hope you don’t get record blizzards, but it certainly is a fact of life that the weather will be what we least expect.


    1. That’s pretty funny, CaL, and not so far off the mark. Yesterday it was sunny and warm here – shorts and T-shirt weather. Today it is just a few degrees above freezing, and I won’t be surprised if there is a bit of snow tonight.


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