Every year a change occurs as the White Witch casts a spell with her glassy fingers.The snow begins to fall and transforms the land into a winter wonderland. It is in this place that the White Witch reminds us of the beauty of her powers.
Just before the spring thaw we took a walk into Maligne Canyon. It is here the motion of glacier water has stopped frozen in time. It is held in the present waiting to burst forth in the spring!
The further you walk into the canyon the ice does a delicate dance across the light. It leaves you awestruck with the sheer power of the White Witch’s ability to stop a moment in time.
As you peek behind the ice wall, a light shines through ,and a quiet Hallelujah echoes from the cave!
As we step back out and peer up we realize that there is so much more that it is greater than you or me! It is each winter the White Witch gives us this beauty and reminds us to find bliss in the present moment!
As we walk away from the suspended beauty the biggest reward is the welcoming of the warm spring sun. The mountains look over us wise in the knowledge that they were here before us and will be here after us. It is days like this that I am thankful for all of grandeur and chaos of life realizing every moment counts!
Thank you for joining me on this scenic journey! It is always a pleasure to spend time with you!
Do you have one place where you love to walk? Does it leave you feeling refreshed and inspired?
On Sunday Morning my heart went pitter patter! The sun was out to greet us with her warmth and felt like spring had finally arrived to grace us with its mellow presence. It was the perfect day to explore a little of Jasper.
It was the sound of running water which made me jump with glee! The ice was melting and the river was flowing! The greeting of Bambi on the trail made it even more sweeter! As we stood out of her way and let her mozie on by…. It was the hungry coyote that made us a little leery. We turned on heels and made our way back to the car. Only to discover another of his friends standing 50 metres away, and then another…. Spring in Jasper is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the reawakening of the forest, watching the snow melt, water run, and admiring the spectacular views. It is all of these things that signal the end to dark skies, grey clouds, and a fresh start to a new beginning.
What excites you most about the arrival of spring?
It was a weekend of tumbles and fun! We hit Marmot Basin for one last hurrah of winter! And called to mother nature for the warm vibes of spring. We tackled the fresh powder, enjoyed the views of Jasper and loved every minute of our weekend.
The conditions were perfect a morning full of flurries but it was with ease we skied the wide open spaces. Enjoying the freedom and happy that there no large crowds of spring skiers overtaking the mountain. It was the perfect Saturday. The children would ski, tumble, brush themselves off, get back up and ski on their merry way!
The resilience kids have is unbelievable and it is amazing to watch their independence shine. They are confident to take the lead and I no longer feel the need to have them covered in bubble wrap. Perhaps, I’m learning to let go a little?
My family and I love to ski. It’s those moment together that we spend laughing, challenging each other, and talking on the chair on the way up the mountain. That makes it such a great family sport!
Skiing is a valuable life lesson for children. It’s not only fun but it teaches our children as they ski in a powder bowl of heaven that the great outdoors has so much to offer to us. It is a world full of endless adventure, possibilities and freedom from the constraints of everyday life.
What is your favorite family sport?