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There’s a song called that, and it came to mind while I was trying to get this shot without taking a very high dive off the edge. The Athabasca Rive continuing it’s flow through the Rocky Mountains approaching the Columbia Icefield. I always have a sense of wonder at the vast unspoiled forests that fill the valley and climb so far up the peaks.
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Sept. 2009
Fuji S100FS camera

Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains

The song lyrics are below the picture:

I think it was a Burl Ives song…..

Down in the valley the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow love, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow

Roses love sunshine, violets love dew
Angels in heaven, know i love you

If you don’t love me, love whom you please
Put your arms round me, give my heart ease
Give my heart ease love, give my heart ease
Put your arms round me, give my heart ease

Write me a letter, send it by mail
Send it in care of, the Birmingham Jail
Birmingham Jail love, Birmingham Jail
Send it in care of, the Birmingham Jail

Build me a castle, forty feet high
So I can see her, as she rides by
As she rides by love, as she rides by
So I can see her, as she rides by

Down in the valley, the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow

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jasper national park, alberta, canada, rocky mountains, athabasca river, valley, river valley, forests, temperate forests, wilderness, primeval, trees, peaks, ranges, george cousins

Comments

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    This is a brilliant capture George.

  • Thanks Malcolm, very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Amazing scenery isn’t George. Quite humbling I find. :>)) Leslie

  • I felt the same way Leslie, so I was determined to get the shot if possible. The edge looked a bit crumbly so this was the best I could do..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Blackgull
    Blackgullover 3 years ago

    Fantastic

  • Many thanks Jim, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Wasn’t there a song about down in the valley?

  • Hi David..yes there was..I’ve added the lyrics to the pic. It was an old Burl Ives song as close as I can remember. Nice and clean, nothing that anyone could get polarized about..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Pam Hogg
    Pam Hoggover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Pam, very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

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