that's lightning lake, a short hike from our campsite in incredible manning park. which, incidentally is located on a mountain.
i totally went dark without telling you. that's because not only was there no electricity in the area, there was no cell phone reception. humbling and grand all at once.
i'm blogging from our gracious friends' home in the okanagan at the moment but tomorrow we'll be headed back to our little home by the hard-working fraser river. i'll be taking the stillness of that deliciously clean and humble-making cold lake with me as we roll back into the routine of our days.
the forest left 2 marks in me i won't soon forget: heart-whelming awe and wonder at what it is to behold nature in all its glory; and a deeply seeded seething realization that there is no fighting the fact mosquitos, black flies, horse flies and all their blood-loving kin must feed on human sacrifice as part of this experience.
i'll tell you all about it when i get home.
but before i sign offthis very late evening, i wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to 5 years of legal marriage. our wedding day really is one of the happiest days i can remember, surrounded by so many of the people we love - including friends and family who could only be there in spirit.
(reminisce with me here. if you like)
happy anniversary, my love.