Thank you to Ruth Ayres, for the inspiration and her Celebration Link up that she hosts each week. I treasure this #celebratelu community who always find moments of gratitude in our busy weeks.
I didn’t get to share a celebration post last week because we were away on a family holiday. It was time with Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and cousins. Walks and sorbet cones. Chasing each other around the lake. Leaping into the pool. Reading for hours.
I celebrate these seven scenes of summer and all of the memories that each of them hold.
Happening upon little critters we don’t see in our area. In Vancouver it is all about the grey squirrel (and we aren’t exactly fans . . . ). But cute little chipmunks are worth stopping to quietly watch.
Exploring with cousins. There are six kids all born within 38 months of each other. They loved running ahead of parents as we went walking both near and far from where we were staying. These next two pictures are taken at the Othello tunnels near Hope, B.C.
Spectacular wild water.
There is something about walking out on a long deck at the lake. Contemplative thinking. Time slows down.
We also found smaller docks on smaller lakes and sat and read with dragonflies zooming about everywhere.
A forest walk near yet another lake led to this discovery.
Of course I had to share this picture with Barbara O’Connor. If you have read The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis, you’ll know why.
@CarrieGelson Indian pipes!! Thanks for sharing (and remembering!)
— Barbara O’Connor (@barbaraoconnor) July 20, 2014
Goodnight lake. Evening walks were always beautiful.
What are you celebrating this week? I hope some walks in some beautiful places will be part of your week.
I love your pictures. I love any vacation spot that includes water.
So true – instantly calming.
Definitely enjoying wonderful walks with my daughter this week. Love these words – “We …sat and read with dragonflies zooming about everywhere.” A vacation for me always includes time to read!
Me too! And read I did! Finished many novels and had some great read aloud sessions with my children.
I have noticed the dragonflies more here in the NW than at home in the south. Our summer vacations are wonderful times to reconnect with family and relax. When my kids were younger and we all got together, we called it “cousination.”
“Cousination”! Love this. Think I will pass this on to the kids 🙂
Thanks Norah. We do live in a beautiful place.
It looks like you had a wonderful time with a good mix of beauty and peace.
Exactly Crystal. It was lovely.
The nature in your province is glorious, truly! And your photographs-spectacular. Yet another of your multi-talents, Carrie! You are but one of the wonders of British Columbia. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family celebration.
Thanks so much Stephanie. Such a lovely comment! It was a beautiful location.