Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Finally Some Rapids.

I keep thinking about waterfalls and creeks with rapids while driving along the highway.
Here in Squamish we were able to stop and view one such river in a deep canyon.

Up above were seemingly endless mountain ranges and the majestic snow peaks.
Remember, this is the end of summer when everything has melted already.

One couldn't help but think back to when it all began.
How people must have felt when they first came across such beauty.
The desire to live, to be a  part of it all, is incredible even today.

Who, in their right mind, would ever want to see such splendor exploited and destroyed
by real estate?
I understand the feeling to want it kept pristine because soon there will be no place on earth
left to itself.

No place on earth left to heal a man's soul, as places like this heal.

Can you imagine the stories which foretell of a person
in the deep woods, being confronted by a bear who decides to share his terrain and fish with you?
A bear that can only be described as a spirit bear that disappears as quietly as he appears.

A Bald Eagle, flying so high, he looks like a spec in the sky, only to come down to sport an 8 foot wing span and sit comfortably watching you down below, from a high cedar tree.

It almost makes one proud to know such birds exist in todays' world.
Usually everything gets smaller because generations of animals are starved.

The wolves are smaller today but you go to some places and they are HUGE!
One would have to be, to survive other animals in hunting mode.

It's an extraordinary privilege to be able to share a world with other creatures
other than man because without them, what a sad world it would be.


SandyCarlson said...

What a post. Very beautiful.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Sandy

Diana said...

It really is awesome beauty. I think we should all go out and enjoy the nature that's surrounds us, it's inspiring! Love Di ♥

A Lady's Life said...

Diana - Nature sure does inspire people.
You have no choice but to react to it. Summer autumn winter spring