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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?

Categories: beauty Jasper National Park Maligne Canyon nature Spring The Change of Season The Ice Walk The White Witch winter

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

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    1. Thank you! I have lots of pictures of the canyon in the summer but you can’t go into it…It’s not nearly as beautiful as the winter.

      Waterfalls really do provide a calm and are breath-taking wonders of beauty.

    1. Thank you! It really is! We were fortunate to get into the canyon before it began melting. You could see the water slowly trickling and some areas we were wading through slush. But the beauty is how the ice freezes and is never the same 🙂

  1. Wow – talk about breathtaking! It’s so true that there’s so much greater than us. It must be awe-inspiring peering through a wall of ice like that. Mostly, I walk in the woods with the dog but that’s pretty inspiring too.

    1. I think a walk in the woods is one of the most inspiring gifts that we can cherish. The fresh smell of pine, the beauty of nature, and you never know what furry friend you could meet up with along the way 🙂

  2. The white witch, I love it! Stunning photos. Thank you. I like to take walks most anywhere… but mostly any place away from the hustle and bustle of it all with a good companion. 🙂

  3. What a walk. I can join you any time. Simply magnificent view and I love the company.
    We like to take our walks with our dog, Fluffy, in the nearby trails and enjoy the smell of the nature and our sweats. The trees are just perfect the way they are.

    1. You are fantastic company and wonderful friend to take a walk with! I’m glad you enjoyed the views 🙂

      I bet Northern California must be a beautiful place! You must share some photos some time!

      1. I should. One of these days, I will take you with me to the place, in fact about 5 min drive from my home, and the walk is so great. The creek, the dam, and …
        And someday … we shall meet face to face not just cyberspace 🙂

  4. Do I have a favorite place? Since you asked: yes, the new property we’ve just moved into this year. My husband and I just love it. The air is fresh and clean, the view is splendid, and we get to see so much of nature. I (we) LOVE it here. Stepping outside each day refreshes my soul. It is unbelievable what this place has done for me (us). So thank you for asking, Darcie, and thank you for this post, because you have made me take stock of where I am, and that I should be grateful! 🙂

    By the way, your pictures are simply STUNNING!

    1. Thank you Virginia! It really is a great feeling to walk through the canyon all though in some areas it was beginning to melt. I was slightly frightened of falling through…

      The photos of your outdoor living space are gorgeous! It must be a wonderful feeling to pick fruit for breakfast, say hello to the deer, and enjoy the sunshine! I hope your tomatoes come up soon 🙂

      1. Did you get any dog hair yet? I bet it will keep the lovely deer away…When I go home this summer I will ask my aunt. She always has a field of deer but still maintains her garden. She must have a secret she isn’t sharing 😉

      1. so awesome! I still have to send you that email to ask about Jasper National Park. -.- Sigh!

        How are you doing? 🙂

      2. I am doing good too! Trying to blackmail more people into taking part in The Uninspired Chronicles :p hahah
        Also, I recently wrote a story for a short story content! It’s on my blog and I am amazed that people have good comments about it 😐 really thankful too though! 🙂

        Nothing is confirmed yet but I would prefer summer, winter is not my season -.- Thank you!

        What is so special about BlogHer? I am contemplating if I should join it!

      3. I have to pop in for a visit this afternoon and check it out 🙂 Summer in Jasper is beautiful and there are a lot of great hiking trails. You will love it!

        BlogHer is an amazing online community of women. It is a great way to connect and share your posts with other members. I think you would really enjoy the content and commentary. Definitely check it out and make yourself at home 🙂

  5. Beautiful images, Belle, both in your photos and your words. It’s rockbound lake, for me, even though I haven’t been up there in years, I still dream about walking there when life is crazy and I can almost taste that cool, sweet air. Thanks for bringing it back to me, sweet lady 🙂

    1. Thank you, Desi! I have never been to Rockbound lake. Where is it located? I love being in the mountains. I wish I lived there every time we visit! It always makes it hard to come back to the city…

      1. It’s halfway up a mountain, between Banff and Lake Louise, near Castle Mountain. There are actually two lakes in that hike, but Rockbound is at the top and just so beautiful. I wish I lived there, too 🙂

      2. It sounds beautiful! We were suppose to go skiing at Castle Mountain this winter and it never happened…I will have to keep that under my hat for our next camping trip 🙂

  6. It looks like someone is tucked in the shallow crevice a quarter of the way down, middle, in the third picture… a very eerie image befitting a white witch.

    You were watched.

  7. I occasionally like walking at shopping malls . . . but after awhile the senses become overloaded and got to high tail out of there. Let’s see, I think any nature hikes are always refreshing, if the climate is not too hot and the bugs are laying low. Your walk however, would be something very special to experience. Thanks for the tour . . . probably the only way I will be seeing Maligne Canyon, but better than nothing, huh? 🙂

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