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The Large and Small of It All

I found this photo as I was deleting a few from the past  and noticed the difference in the size of the mountains and the people beside the pond. This was taken a couple of years ago from the upper trail part of the  loop to the Edith Cavell pond at Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park, Canada. It is an amazing walk to the pond and back and relatively short, only 1.6 km.  The upper part of the trail is visible before me and the lower is in the bottom right of the photo. I have gone twice now and find it spectacular. Maybe I will go again this year to take photos of the meadows in bloom later in summer.Mount Edith Cavell dominates the skyline from many viewpoints just outside of the town of Jasper and I wanted to share a brief history of  it’s namesake. 

Mount Edith Cavell is named after a British nurse to nonour her bravery and action. She nursed soldiers of all sides and trained other nurses during the first world war while stationed  in Belgium. After being arrested for administering to the enemy, she admitted openly to caring for any soldier regardless of his country and was jailed then executed.This is a quote from her in 1915 before her execution. “Standing as I do in view of God and Eternity, I realize that Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or  bitterness toward anyone.” Edith Louisa Cavell 1865-1915

Cavell Pond   ©Jane Chesebrough

3 responses

  1. Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing the story of Edith Cavell, what a brave, brave woman. She most definitely deserves a mountain in her name!

    May 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  2. I think what Ktlee wrote sums it up perfectly!
    On another note, I would love to see that part of your country…there is just so much to see!

    May 31, 2012 at 8:18 am

  3. Thanks both of you. i feel she deserves a mention. Seems that I am going somewhere with this theme of large and small.Let’s see where it takes me.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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