A week ago we returned from a vacation with family on Protection Island here in B.C. A week away was full of many small moments to appreciate. Time with family. Slowing everything down.
Books. Berry Picking. Ocean Gazing. Perspective taking.
I share some moments here – each full of so much to celebrate.
Community gardens and the beauty and complexity of nature.
Island walks. I love the light here – highlighting the muted blues, the dry grass and the dark silhouettes of the trees.
Tugboats remind us that sometimes the little guy is stronger than you think.
Stumbling on signs of fall approaching.
One Dad. One Grandpa. One grandson. Zero fish.
Where water and sky mix and blend, cut in two by horizon.
Sand that wasn’t there before and won’t be there later but is there all along.
Frozen time to stare at each other.
Thank you to Ruth Ayres, for the inspiration and the Celebration Link up that she hosts each week. I treasure this #celebratelu community. Despite our busy days, time is always found to share what we celebrate. It’s like passing a virtual gratitude stone!
Wow Carrie. Each image is a gem and your words poetry. I particularly love the tug boat analogy. Thank you.
Thanks Julieanne. I found beautiful photos at every turn.
Love each picture-hard to choose a favorite, Carrie. I’m so glad you had this time, and thankful you are sharing with us. Have a wonderful weekend!
It was important down time for our family. Thanks Linda.
Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing a bit of your experiences with us. 🙂
Pictures really are worth a 1000 words right?
So beautiful! Thanks for sharing these photos.
It was a beautiful place!
What a wonderful collection of photographs and memories. The one with your son and his grandfather is my favorite. Precious moments and precious people are what make great vacation moments. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words and images!
Thanks Jennifer. So pleased you enjoyed these snippets from our vacation.
Love the summer closure this post covers. Keep it in your heart. I just adore the concept of ‘Protection Island’. I hope she’s with you all year long.
🙂 Appreciated. It is true. We need to hold on to these memories.
What a beautiful spot for a family vacation, even without the fish!
So true! It was a great week.
I am just catching up on my “There’s a Book for That” reading. The timing of this gorgeous celebration is perfect for me. This morning, with tears in my eyes, I put my son on a plane to send him back to your stunning province for another hockey season in Langley. While it breaks my heart to send him back, it gives me some peace of mind to know that he is headed back to live amongst such amazing nature. I do hope he appreciates it in all of its glory!
As usual, I have also added several titles to my wish list. A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever looks fun and I LOVED your 10 for 10 post! I will definitely be sharing that!
Please keep us up to date on your return to school situation. I’ve thought of you while planning those first weeks any trying to narrow down my choices for read alouds, making sure I’ve dedicated time to non-fiction. Does based on a true story count? I can’t wait to Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter. This could be your story. All you need are a couple of donkeys. 🙂
Thanks for making a tough day a little brighter.
Stephanie, I am glad this post came to you at an important time. Hard to send off our kids, no matter what their age! But yes, we do have some amazing nature here to appreciate. So thrilled to hear you are thinking more about nonfiction as you plan your year. And yes, based on a true story counts! Sometimes the lines between fiction and nonfiction are blurry. Our situation here is right now, horribly depressing. I am so so sad to think I won’t be seeing my kids in a week. I can’t even articulate what I feel. It is the worst September of my career.