Where do you go to recharge your creative batteries? How about when you know you are weary and you just need to rest? For me, as you likely have guessed from reading my other blogs here, that rest comes in natural settings. Get me away from the screens and the screams and into nature scenes…
I found a place last week where you can hear your heart beat. The pictures above were on the way…it was a beautiful day! But it’s winter here and where I was headed would soon show it.
I suspect with a high powered telescope or and 2000mm lens you could see the haven of rest from this spot. It’s way up there…to the left…I think?
I had to take a dump today! I mean a load to the dump! The car was full. And when I was finished there I went for a quiet adventure with God and through His magnificent creation. It was another awesome day to be with my Lord and see some the creatures He has created up close…
The road to Eneas Lake Provincial Park turned out to be a marvellous adventure seeing and hearing God’s handiwork. Google maps said it should take about 30 minutes from Peachland so we thought why not.
We maybe should have taken the hint when we left McDougald Rd. and the sign said this road is closed between end of September to End of April. But hey, it was already May 18th. And it was only 4:30pm. Plenty of time to head to the park and back by dark right?
Normally maybe. This day not so much. The road grew progressively worse and by 8 kms there were trees cut away across it with about enough room to fit a Ford Edge through.
I saw something today that inspired me to write a note of thanks to some people I’ve never met. People who obviously had vision and wanted to leave something for generations to come. Generations of people they likely will never meet but still this gift touched their lives. People like Ian McTaggart-Cowan a founding director of Nature Trust of BC. They gave me a path to follow today.
That first hike of the day was as close to a bear as I want to get in the wild by myself! But did I tell you about the walk up the road I live on the other night? “Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.”
Psalm 66:16-19 (NIV)
OK So I was praying all the way down to my car trusting that the black bear found something more interesting to follow. But the night before, Nolan and I had gone for a 4.5km walk down to shop and no sooner had we got back in the door when Zach burst in and said did you see it?
When the bear came into view I was singing before the Lord!
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it;let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the LORD, for he comes, …”. Psalm 96:11-13 (NIV)