Autumn 2020 – Part 16 – Morning is for the Birds – Jasper National Park

September 30, 2020.

We continued the morning ritual as the week wore on. Early in the morning, I would pop down to the lake to see what was shaking. Sometimes, other guests would shift in and out (maintaining physical distance) and other times, I was on my own (one benefit/hazard of not sleeping in).

It was a great time for contemplation, listening only to the sounds of birds or the gentle lapping of the waves on the shore.

Still a grey morning this day, but with the promise of afternoon sunshine.

Lake views

The detail shots

The birdlife

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After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

22 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 16 – Morning is for the Birds – Jasper National Park

    1. Agreed Lori. How are you holding up during these crazy days? Even up here, we are on edge with all the drama. As our B.C. Chief Medical Officer would say. Be kind, be calm, be safe and be brave. Sending hugs. Allan

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      1. Holding up ok. Voted. Since then I keep
        the network TV off and just watch nightly news. Can’t stand all the rhetoric. Very concerned about the coronavirus. Our state had keep climbing, over 900 in state hospitals today! 4000+ tested positive. Still no mask mandates. Thankfully most people in our city wear them. All in all though we are safe and healthy! What more could we want!! Stay safe up north!!! ❤️❤️Lori

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      2. Climbing here as well, as people get tired of the precautions and stupidity sets in. Our mask mandate has been extended until May,. You are so right. As long as we look out for ourselves, we will be OK. A

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  1. I agree with you, often in the morning it is possible to see birds up close, they then move away when human activity begins. In Toronto, in Humber Bay, cormorants come to fish early in the morning and then fly away.

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    1. You are so right. If I am the only one down at the water, I can watch the show, but whenever another person comes along and immediately walks out on the creaking dock, the birds skedaddle. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. Fantastic photos, Allan. Early in the morning the air seems fresher to smell and breathe before daily life seems to start. There seems to be nature’s healing medicine in fresh air. Getting up early is one of my guilty pleasures, although, there are times when I can’t resist the snooze. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva

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    1. Thanks Aiva. This was a dull morning, unlike my June visit and the birds were in short supply, but once in a while you could hear a loon or pileated woodpecker call. Other than that mostly crows and ravens. I love getting up early and my poor sleep habits seldom allow a snooze in. Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great weekend. Allan

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  3. Looks like you had such a relaxing trip. I’m an early riser and find that the morning is always a good time to get some pictures in and is usually less busy. I have a bunch of vacation days left (silly me kept hoping things would return to normal) and trying to decide how to use them. Going to a cabin and just enjoying nature is always a good option.

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    1. I find the morning time with nobody else stirring to be very relaxing and it helps me focus on starting my day. I am a cabin gut in Jasper. There is nothing better. Already booked for next year. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great weekend. Allan

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    1. Thanks Eugenia. I know we are now well passed Autumn, but I hope my posts will prolong the beauty a little longer. Snowing here this morning 10-20 cm coming. Yay? Thanks for reading. Stay well. Allan

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