Sunday Snapshot: Moraine Lake

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.”
– John Muir

And so we did. Break clear away, I mean. Spending a week in the mountains. We took the car from Jasper to Banff, making stops at some of the world’s most beautiful lakes along the way. This one here, Moraine Lake, boasts sparkling blue water surrounded by Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and canoe rentals to go take a paddle if you just can’t help but get closer.

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Sunday Snapshot: Caribbean Sunset

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“Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean
it comes with the landscape, and faced
with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves,”
– Derek Walcott

Sunday Snapshot: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye

On the beautiful Isle of Skye is where this photo of Kilt Rock was taken. With these cliffs towering 55 meters above the sea, Kilt Rock and it’s cascading Mealt waterfall has become a popular tourist attraction on the island. I had the opportunity to visit the Isle of Skye with a wonderful tour group through Haggis Adventures. It was a Wednesday, and our theme for the day was magic, a fitting theme for this island. Have you been to the Isle of Skye? Visited the Kilt Rock?

Sunday Snapshot: Alberta Winter

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I’m a summer girl, always have been and always will be, but there is something to be said about a Canadian winter. One day everything is green and the next day there is snow up to your knees. One of my favorite things about winter is when the trees, rid of their leaves, are dusted in snow. On particularly cold and icy days, the trees will frost over and look like they do in this photo and the world transforms into a winter wonderland.

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Sunday Snapshot: Lipstick Kisses

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“Keep love in your heart. A life without it
is like a sunless garden when the
flowers are dead,”
– Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish poet and writer, is laid to rest in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris’ largest cemetery. Home to other famous icons such as Jim Morrison, the cemetery often has a few tourists walking around. Over the years, Wilde’s monument was adorned with quotes, hearts and red lipstick kisses (including my own) from those who visited. I found the tradition to be beautiful but officials deemed it graffiti and in 2011 a barrier of glass was placed around it to prevent any more lipstick kisses.

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