The mountains are calling and I must go. On Saturday morning, we awoke early to begin our travels from Washington through Canada. We packed up, grabbed the cameras, with the help of my nephews, and headed off to British Columbia. The sight of mountains, real mountains, Rocky Mountains, for the first time amazed me. Their sheer size and grandeur was beyond impressive. I could write a book about a week of travel but I’ll let the photographs tell the story.
We weren’t searching for fool’s gold amongst the Canadian Rockies, but we sure did find treasure.
Sinclair Canyon in Radium Springs, British Columbia
Alberta | Banff Avenue | Evelyn’s Coffee World
Banff National Park | Banff Gondola | Sulfur Mountain
To be above the clouds, the climb to the highest point 7,000 ft above the ground, to live, to breathe.
Banff National Park | Vermillion Lakes
Manville, Alberta | Grandparents House
Lake Louise | Banff National Park
Lake Minnewanka | Banff National Park
Johnston Canyon | Lower Falls
While on the trip, I read Present over Perfect, and I would highly recommend. The book quoted Eugene Peterson, “Busyness is an illness of the spirit.” Those words resonated with me immensely on this trip. I was in the grinding, non-stop, work until you drop phased and unfortunately I believed the lie that being busy equates to productivity, value, and purpose. Reading this book helped me remember that busyness does not equal inherent worth. All it does is steal joy from the present moment. So as I sit at home writing this, a week after the trip, I am happy to say that I am earnestly trying to slow down, sit back, and enjoy the seasons of life.
I hope you, too, learn to soak in every season has to offer and “I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Black and White Medium Format 120 Kodak Tri-x 400 Film