photo – Karen Anderson
I am passionate about spending time in nature because I find it one of the easiest ways to live in the moment and savour my life in the now. I’m all-absorbed by the natural beauty of my province Alberta. Every where I look there is something magnificent.
This week I fulfilled a life-long dream of going to Mt. Assiniboine. This is a mountain which sits on the continental divide and the border of British Columbia and Alberta. There are no roads. It is only accessible via a 27 kilometer hike (which was closed due to a recent massive flood in Alberta) or a seven minute helicopter flight. I got to fly in. What a thrill.
In this post I’ll talk a bit about why Assiniboine is such a special place and then I’ll focus on some of the area’s more subtle beauty – the wildflowers of this undisturbed part of Canadian wilderness – and the power they have to help us savour our lives.
My friend Michael Interisano is one of the most accomplished photographers I know.
His work will shown this month at Essentia 1113 Kensington Rd NW in Calgary. You can meet him at the reception November 8.
You may be amazed when you see some of his work, just how many places you may have seen it before (covers of telephone books, ad campaigns, travel alberta brochures). He spends a lot of time hiking, exploring and looking at the world with his unique vision. He loves nature and uses no gimmicks or tricks.
Nature doesn’t need them
So take a little time and drop in to savour the photos that our his life and his work.
I’ll bet you’ll be inspired to go out and savour a little time in nature yourself and isn’t that the ultimate form of savouring life?