The above original painting will be a treasured memento of my days as the moderator of this blog. If you recognize the mountain, you’ll know which trail it is. This painting by Canmore artist Erin Kerr is incredibly detailed; you can see the individual lines of corduroy on the groomed trail.
I seldom post anything on my personal Facebook page, but I thought I could impress my Saskatchewan friends and relatives by showing them the beautiful painting which I received yesterday in recognition of my 13 years of moderating this blog.
Among the many comments from old friends and relatives, was this one:
As a boy on the farm, I always enjoyed walking out into the pasture and connecting with nature although I didn’t actually realize that was what I was doing. That’s probably why I immediately took to cross-country skiing once I discovered it. I love the remoteness of the trails and the peace and quiet they offer.
Thank you to Nordiq Alberta for the gift, and thank you to everyone who has contributed to the popularity of my blog.