First off, I’d like to say hi and welcome to my new subscribers. I’m thrilled to have you on board.
How do you recharge your batteries? What special way do you go about rejuvenating your body and your spirit? For me, I really like to get away from home, even just for an overnighter or a few days…it makes the world of difference! We just got back from a very quick trip to Waterton National Park in Alberta – a three hour drive from home. Few people know of the beauty that Waterton offers, which makes it such a fabulous getaway – quiet, serene and relaxing, its pristine beauty is unparalleled.
We were walking on some recreational land, when from the bushes ran a mama moose and her baby. I could only capture a photo of the mama. We obviously startled her – after all, it is her home.
Chief Mountain looms in the background in all its chiseled majesty. Legend has it that the Mountain has special mystic powers. I think it’s so beautiful.
We found this birdhouse, nailed on a fence, out in the middle of nowhere. Although there were so many songbirds flying around in the wind, the birdhouse did not seem to have any inhabitants.
Picturesque and super cold Waterton Lake. Actually, there are three lakes – Upper, Middle and Lower Waterton Lakes, all freezing cold, even in the middle of summer; part of the charm of the National Park.
Perhaps the most perfect place of all to have lunch in the small village.
Beautiful wildflowers are everywhere. Look, but do not pick!
Driving along the highway, we came across these two fellas…..check out the “racks” on those guys! They were watching us intently, but they didn’t run.
The best for last. This young grizzly was meandering along with the highway on the road up to Cameron Lake. By the time I got his photo, he was trying to hide in the bushes.
Waterton is a retreat. In the summer, the village shops, restaurants and hotels are all open. In the winter, only two hotels remain open and most of the shops are closed. As far as I’m concerned, at any time of the year, it is splendid; a glorious depiction of nature’s best work.
I’d love to hear of how you recharge your batteries. Leave me a comment.