Weekly Image of Life: Adventure

“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.”
~Henry David Thoreau

Life’s adventures are what keeps our heart pumping with excitement.  Adventure encourages our zest for new sights, and keeps our quest to seek the unknown sharp in our minds.

On an adventure:  Hiking the trail past beautiful St. Mary’s Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.

Some of the mountains surrounding St. Mary’s Lake are: Reynolds Mountain, Mt. Jackson, Gunsight Mountain and Mt. Logan.

Saint Mary Lake, Glacier N.P.

Adventures don’t have to take you far from home.  They should expand and enlighten your mind and give you an experience you’ll remember.  You can find adventures in your own town!  Go have an adventure!   (grocery shopping doesn’t count!)

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 Thanks for joining me today!

Judy

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Water Dragon Weekly Sunday Post: Nature

Definition for the word NATURE:  the external world in its entirety; natural scenery, (amongst others).
via Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Glacier National Park, Avalanche Falls spills beautiful turquoise water from high in the mountains.  The turquoise color comes from glacial silt or rock flour.  Glacial water has tiny bits of rock and minerals (rock flour) that are suspended in the water from the grinding action of the glacier.  The rock flour reflects the green spectrum of sunlight, so the water appears green or green-blue.  

Glacier National Park's Avalanche Falls slips through craggy rocks on its way to the bottom. Nature was impacted by the strength of the falls, as it cut through the rocks. The rocks have changed shape and texture, giving way to the power of the water.

Waterton Peace Park in Canada is home to Chutes Blackiston or Blackiston Falls.  Once again, nature has created a space by the forces of water.  The water in Blackiston Falls splashes noisily as it careens around two corners in its search for the peaceful, turquoise pool at the bottom.  In this case,  perhaps the water was not strong enough to go through the huge rock near the end, so a turn through an easier path was made.  Whatever the case, it is a beautiful sight and sound to behold.

At Waterton Peace Park in Canada, Chutes Blackiston, or Blackiston Falls, churn around a corner and fall dramatically into a turquoise pool.

To learn more about Glacier National Park, click Here.

To learn more about Waterton Peace Park, Canada, click Here.

Thanks for visiting!
Judy
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Wild Goose, Logan’s and Salamanders. Where are we?

Logan’s Pass sits on the Continental Divide, in between mountains, in Glacier National Park and is listed at more than 6600′ in altitude.  Logan’s Pass is often the last area to get cleared of snow in the summer.  They have recorded more than 100 feet of snow in one season.  When we were there the third week of July, 2008,they had cleared the last of the snow and opened the main highway: Going To The Sun Road, on July 4th!

There are a few hikes that you can do from the Logan’s Pass Visitor’s Center.  We took the Hidden Lake hike.  It’s a short hike of 3 miles, but has the benefits of beautiful scenery, mountain goat sightings, and even traveling through snow in the summer!!