Boxing Day is generally my favourite day of the year. It’s the day after Christmas, when we get to just relax and hang with family and enjoy everything we weren’t able to during the chaos of Christmas.
I feel today like we took a Boxing Day for Canada’s birthday. A day just for the enjoyment of each other.
The kids and I headed to Waterton – one of the most beautiful places on earth in my opinion.
I woke up at 5:30 to this view from my bedroom window. When a day starts like this, you just know it’s going to be a good one. By the way, that’s the moon hanging over the mountains. An amazing full moon.
We arrived in Waterton and went through the bison paddock. There aren’t any shown in this picture, but the view….
Then off to the town to skip rocks. Part of our routine from last year. I love this lake.
Next up: flower hunting. Last year we were too late, but this year was perfect.
Here’s our provincial flower the wild rose.
A stop on the way to Red Rock Canyon. I was looking for flowers, they were looking for the water to play in at the end.
Yellow Paintbrish, it’s rare to find, but it was all over this meadow. Beauty. My spirit sings here.
More of them. I got obsessed.
Monsters still waiting to get to the canyon.
At last the canyon and some water to cool off in. It was almost 30C and there was no wind. A big deal in a place where the trees grow sideways from the blowing!
We had to drive up to Cameron Lake which was unfortunately very busy and we couldn’t rent boats. Fortunately though we came across tons of Bear Grass which is unique to this area.
A long drive home chasing the sunset (and being chased by the moon) and I feel like my soul has been strengthened and cleansed. I need these kind of days where we just stop and enjoy each other’s company and marvel at the beauty that is in the world.
The great thing about it being light from 4:30 am until 11:00 pm is that we sure can pack a lot into a day.
This was a much needed break. I’m so thankful that I had this day to nourish my soul and fill up my heart with happiness.