Celebration: Island moments

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.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

Island walks. I love the light here – highlighting the muted blues, the dry grass and the dark silhouettes of the trees.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for ThatTugboats remind us that sometimes the little guy is stronger than you think.
 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

Stumbling on signs of fall approaching.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

One Dad. One Grandpa. One grandson. Zero fish.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

Where water and sky mix and blend, cut in two by horizon.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

Sand that wasn’t there before and won’t be there later but is there all along.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

Frozen time to stare at each other.

 Celebration: Island Moments There's a Book for That

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!

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16 thoughts on “Celebration: Island moments

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Hi Carrie!
    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.
    Take care,

    • 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.

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