Dear friends and followers of my blog, last year, on my birthday I started writing about my journey through life. Every living being on this planet has a unique and miraculous story. This is my attempt to share my experiences with family, friends and the world since we are all interconnected in mysterious ways.
I am a person who lives in the present and does not often dwell on the past or daydream of the future However, by writing this blog I started to like reliving memories of my life.
At the beginning of summer I took a break from writing because that beautiful season is so short. I am like a sunflower and need to turn to the light to survive,
I love the sunshine and activities outdoors with family, friends and new people we meet when camping or travelling. In summer when I charge up energies there is no time to spend in front of the screen The vibrant and life-giving forces of Nature are calling me to the wonderful world outside.
I am a sun worshiper. For me sunlight is vital to my physical and emotional well being. Water is another element I adore which enhances my joy in life and invigorates my spirit, Since my early childhood I love the freedom and peace when swimming in lakes and rivers, Gliding through pristine waters always washes away stress, negative feelings or thoughts It energizes me.
Solitary walks along the beach or in the forest have the same calming and uplifting effects on my sense of well being. I come to realize that many of my best memories are connected to experiences in the natural world with people I love.
It gives me joy to see that our five sons are all drawn to the same life-giving forces of the outdoors and are seeking out experiences in beautiful natural environments like hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, swimming, boating, gardening and walking.
This summer started off with the wonderful visit of our second son Richard from Montreal. He came with our two little granddaughters, Azure and Emeline. I let the pictures speak for themselves. As the well known saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Azure and her little sister are such sparkling and multifaceted personalities that i could not even do them justice by attempting to describe them in a thousand words. Their unique personalities have to be experienced in person.
Uncle Stefan, our youngest son from Vancouver, also joined us during that time to share in the family fun. He is the strongest family bonding glue of all his brothers.
One of the highlights of the short visit was a trip to my favorite beach and campsite at Taite Creek. June is always a wet month and a storm was brewing. In spite of the menacing clouds on the horizon, spunky little Azure (following in the footsteps of her grandma) was the first to brave the still frigid waters of the Arrow Lake With chattering teeth but bubbling over with excitement she then danced around the fire. Little Emeline snuggling in her father’s arm clapped her hands in admiration of her older sister Their singing and dancing around the fire at my favorite campsite are memories i never forget,
Dear friends, for today I’ll close my post. I am so glad to be back It’s a dark and stormy November night. Through the coming dark season there will be more time to write The last picture was taken at Taite Creek which is even beautiful at this time of year. I wish you happy memories of your miraculous life. Let the summer sun be reflected in our hearts.