I’m in the midst of planning a road trip for late spring along the West Coast of the US ending up in Wine Country…of course! I always take pictures from the car and here’s a sampling of my road collection….
I realized as I was going through my photo library today that I like to take pictures of roads. One of my favourite poems is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. So, today’s post is a combination of two of my favourite things (and yes, the last picture is not of a road, but it was quite the journey to get to that view).
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
I haven’t posted any pics from my camping trip with my parents to Jasper in July lately so here are a few from Athabasca Falls. The falls were quite close to the campground we were staying at so it was our first touristy stop. It was a rainy day and raining the evening before when we arrived so I was a bit worried we were in for a rain-filled week. I do a love rainy day, but of course when it’s raining in the mountains, those mountains are hidden and it’s also more challenging to take pictures in the rain (a plastic bag and tea towel were hastily put together) and my dad and I planned to take a lot of pictures on this trip. The rain did eventually stop and the temperature ended up being quite comfortable for sight seeing and short hikes.
As much as I like checking out the sights, I also enjoy people watching, especially other tourists! A few years ago when I was visiting Yellowstone and walking back to the car after checking out the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a middle-aged couple were pulling into the parking lot, the driver rolled down his window and asked how far it was to the first look-out point. I said it was a quick two minute walk, he said “Really? That’s too far for us to walk” and drove off! Really? It made me wonder what else they missed out on while they were in Yellowstone.
Anyway, here are the Athabasca Falls pictures and one of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
“I have always found thick woods a little intimidating, for they are so secret and enclosed. You may seem alone but you are not, for there are always eyes watching you. All the wildlife of the woods, the insects, birds, and animals, are well aware of your presence no matter how softly you may tread, and they follow your every move although you cannot see them.”
– Thalassa Cruso
I was looking for quotes about forests and nature and found this one. This is how I feel when I’m walking in the woods. I’m well aware that I’m just a visitor passing through. These are pictures taken at the Wabasso Camground in Jasper National Park. It was a nice campground, about a half hour drive from the town of Jasper, close to Athabasca Falls and Mount Edith Cavell (I’ll post pictures of both at some point).
Two days of work and then I’m off to the mountains…not the mountains in this picture just outside of Banff…but close. Not sure if I’ll be posting anything while I’m away, maybe the odd pic from my phone. Thank you for your visits so far, hopefully I’ll have lots of interesting pics to post when I return. I’m excited to put my new camera to work!