January in the East Kootenay
I celebrate the end of January. Its passing leaves me feeling hopeful.
Our days slowly grow more plump with light and as we suck the sweet fat of energy from the sun, we find the strength to establish the order needed for the year ahead.
Or something like that.
I vowed, likely during a somber Christmastime fireside bender, that I would spend more time with the cameras in 2016. Then I blinked and it was February and my cameras still sat at the door waiting for me to let them out, their little straps no longer wagging; their tiny camera hearts breaking from my negligence of attention.
Last week I said to Carrie that I would have to drop this monthly feature showing how we saw the past 30 or so days pass in the East Kootenay. “Don’t have enough images,” I said.
But in accordance as to the blur that was January 2016, I found we took more images than I remembered.
This month’s collection is heavily laced with images from around our Gold Creek homestead. Others are from: Cranbrook and area; Kimberley and area and Invermere and area, where I took part in the annual Snow Golf Tournament. Snow, ice and winter roads seem to stand out in the collection.
Lead image: Invermere resident Larry Pettit admires a cannonating drive on the 14th hole of the Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley Snow Golf Tournament Jan. 16. The tourney, in its 15th year, remains an epic day outdoors. This year, most golfers spent more time looking for balls than actually swinging clubs – but that’s snow golf for you. Thanks Kinsmen!
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Photos by Ian Cobb and Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW