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Rest and Relaxation

I gave a month’s notice to my work and am taking a much-needed break for a week. We have been short-staffed and over-worked for a long time while making money for the company and I am tired. On Monday I will be heading for the hills, either Jasper National Park or David Thompson country. When I come back I will hopefully  have a whole bunch of new images. For today, I am resting, going to the advance polls to vote in the provincial election and researching options for accomodation in the days to come.Recharging batteries, figuratively and literally.

On Sunday I will still be in this area of Central Alberta but going on the Snow Goose Chase sponsored by the Nature Club. We will be bussing around the country spotting Snow geese on their migration north-a truly magnificent sight. Maybe we will see Bluebirds and owls, cranes…and huge flocks of Snow Geese.

Here are some images from the past as I think of which direction to go:

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park

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Abraham Lake David Thompson Country

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Using my Toolkit

I am recovering and feel better today. In retrospect I got busy.Real busy. Then I stopped using one of the most important tools in my kit. The daily practise of quiet time, prayer, meditation, sitting in the silence, whatever I choose to call it. The name is not important but the practise is. It is the difference between practising the problem or practising the solution.

©Jane Chesebrough

Sometimes the size of my tool kit overwhelms me and I get stuck with indecision – the paralysis of analysis. This is the time to ” just pick one. ” “Use it.”  Everything turns around from there. My  best tool is the  “take the time” tool. Next is the  “gratitude” tool. invaluable but totally useless if I don’t use them. Have a great day!

©Jane Chesebrough

A Place to sit and Contemplate

It is great to get on the road and travel,  take tons of  photos, go for short hikes and even buy over-priced items but it is so important in the travelling to stop and take a breather, to take that pause, and just breathe. I did a lot of travelling in a week but did make a point of  taking a moment, or a few, to find a quiet or noisy  spot and just sit, be still within myself,  and soak in the beauty. Here are some of those places: water lilies at Jackfish Lake. Medicine Lake on Maligne Lake Road, misty evening at Fish Lake, Patricia Lake shoreline, bench  beside Sunwapta River, Beauty Creek, and Windy Point on Abraham Lake.

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

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

The Peaks of Jasper National Park

Busy going through the files and deleting and saving, etc.Just had to do one more thing, which is share some photos of the mountains. Yes, I am obsessed. Hope you enjoy but realize I hve some “pokeys” (those things that poke into a photo from the edge that shoudn’t be there) First heard this from Samantha Chrysanthou 

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