Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trees...

Trees aren't just necessary to life, they are also very beautiful and add such a positive impact to any environment. Whether it's a dense lush forest, or a singular tree, it's there for a reason... to give life and shelter, and to be appreciated. Here are some tree photos from my recent vacation with Thor throughout the Canadian Rockies in Kootenay National Park and Jasper National Park. 

These trees lined our first campsite spot at Redstreak Campground in Radium, BC. They kept us and the vintage 1968 Aristocrat travel trailer totally shaded all day long, as they grew all around the spot we were in. A complete 360 of beautiful tall trees. Boy, does that help when you are in +30C or above temperatures! 


Looking up from the seat around the fire one late afternoon was a treat... don't forget to look up.


As the sun was setting in the east, the trees lit up and almost illuminated as if there was a forest fire, but there wasn't. It displayed very nicely and I enjoyed watching the show.


We did the Marble Canyon hike in Kootenay National Park, and came upon these two lively stumps. We likened them to two partners, eternally entwined together. Awesome to look at and create a story for.


I don't really think I need to say anything about this, except that it can be found in all its awesomeness near the cookhouse of the picnic area at Bow Lake, Alberta, on the Icefields Parkway.


Banff hosts Bow Falls, and this single tree just happily stands upon the edge of the falls and watches the water flow past day in and day out. I'm so glad it didn't get damaged by the flood in June.



In Kootenay, there is a nice campground called McLeod Meadows. These trees are thick and very tall, and they danced in the wind and soaked in the sun's rays as it was setting the night we stayed there.


So don't forget about the trees.

Jules :O)

1 comment:

SIMON said...

At the last count wasn't it about 150 trees for each of Canada's 35 million population!
Some of my favourite pics of trees were taken in Canada and you have some beautiful pics here.
The sunset and the tree is great.