|On the shore|
I will learn to love/
- Hopeless Wanderer, Mumford & Sons
The picture is the scene at Brodyk Lake near Smoky Lake last Saturday afternoon, and under the sky on the black mat is Shelagh's nephew David waiting for his bride T.J., considering his great fortune, as the pair prepare, in front of their friends and family, to exchange wedding vows.
It was a spectacular setting, and we all felt we had stolen one from February. Indeed, only a few hours later the weather had transformed from mild to wild, as the sky greyed and the snow blew through. For better, for worse is the story of our connection to the weather here.
It wasn't the only nod to the land.
It was really neat. This wasn't an import-your-basic-out-of-season, out-of-territory flowers and plants. It was Alberta in Feb.
You couldn't miss the message: this is where we're from, this is who we are, and our love of this place is part of our love story.
|Shelagh and Dave|