A morning snapshotMay 5, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C
It's a delight to sit in our Canadian campsite [Whistlers in Jasper] and listen to the morning sounds. Kids waking up, birds squawking, train whilstling in the distance, but the overall volume is of 'no sound'. Silence. It can be so deafening at times, but in a luscious way.
I look out from my picnic table and see a ranger vehicle, bear-resisting rubbish bins, several RVs, tents and 5th wheelers amongst plenty of fir trees. Some trees are dead but most are a mid-green colour. There is grass in various states of repair after a long winter from late November. Now everything is straining for the warmth and energy of summer.
Today's walk was exhilarating, showcasing my first two elk seen in the wild. I walked on one of many paths created by Parks Canada, seeing the fast flowing Athabasca River. It just amazes me the volume of water flowing so strongly and so far from the coast. Water is abundant supply!
This part of the country, the Jasper region, sits at just over 1000 metres in elevation, with the surrounding mountains rising up over to almost 3000 metres, providing snow-covered vistas all around. The air is fresh, the temperature is above zero [about 8 degrees right now]
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