Monday, July 20, 2009

Gratitude Monday - Beneath the Waxing Moon



Scenes like this are everywhere.
It's a matter of getting out and finding them, and enjoying them when you do.
I have gone out for late-evening paddles a few times over the years.
Little else in the world is as peaceful as floating along in the quiet punctuated by the haunting call of the loon or the lonesome howl of the coyote. We're blessed to have friends to camp with who enjoy it as we do.


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If you're curious this is Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park, at about 10:30 p.m.








16 comments:

MizFit said...

was this post for me? :)
in t hat you are 100% right.
scenes like the ones I covet here so frequently are, indeed, all around us.

I simply need to look close to home and not focus on the fact that, for now, Im not much in the position (thanks economy!) to travel fat.

David Cranmer said...

Very tranquil looking indeed. Do you offer tours? :)

the Bag Lady said...

Looks wonderful, cousin. There is beauty all around us - thanks for capturing some of it and sharing it.

Leah J. Utas said...

MizFit, of course it was for you. And for anyone else who needed it.

Yes it was and yes I do, David.

dfBag Lady,it was magnificent. If we'd just remember to look around, we'd see so much.

Hilary said...

Beautiful, Leah. I'm finding more and more beauty nearby these days. The camera has helped with that.. it's tight focus tends to open my eyes more to what's around me. Thanks for sharing what's around you.

Barbara Martin said...

Even in a big city like Toronto, there are places to escape to nature. But I prefer a wilderness setting like the one here, Leah. A quiet that is healing to the soul.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, thank you. You're right about the camera. It helps us to see things differently and this bring out beauty that may stay otherwise hidden.

Barbara, nature can be found in a square inch of soil if that's all you've got. I agree. I'd much rather have it all around me.

Reb said...

Beautiful, calming and soothing.

I am grateful to have missed the worst of Saturdays storm, but I still like nature when she is wild like that.

Leah J. Utas said...

I'm grateful you did too, Reb. But I love her when she's wild.

Thomma Lyn said...

Sounds like a great time with friends, and what a lovely picture!

Nancy said...

Oh, I can hear the loons now. The soft, wet sound of the paddle hitting the water. Nice.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Thomma Lyn. It was wonderful.

Nancy, glad it's so evocative.

Missicat said...

Beautiful. and so restful...many places around here for escape, I do need to explore more.

Leah J. Utas said...

Missicat, it was. By all means, explore. It's amazing what can be found in our own back yards.

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Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Romy. I've had a look at your place. Interesting.