Autumn 2020 – Part 34 – Gleam – Jasper National Park

October 1, 2020

Our ritual evening journey to the lake shore was augmented this day, by me carrying down two patio chairs, so we could be more comfortable as we sat watching the sun sink below the mountain tops. Sunsets in the mountains are not always spectacular, but they do have their own charm.


Quickly grabbing chairs, not wishing to be late,

for time by the shore, our day to contemplate.

Scene so mesmerizing, eyes locked in a stare,

until we were blinded by Sol’s setting glare.

Sinking behind mountain ridge, lower than low,

wispy white clouds in orange colours did glow.

As sun’s rays slowly drop down, soft waters gleam,

evening by the lake is all you could dream.

Sunset sequence

The gleam.

The clouds

We were not the only loons watching.
Nobody on the dock.
a rare sight, these days

Published by kagould17

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.

19 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 34 – Gleam – Jasper National Park

    1. I have always taken photos of ripples, not knowing how they will turn out. The camera always sees them a bit differently than the eye. I was not disappointed with these ones. The plane was not as clear as I would have liked, but I was on 50x Zoom and it was at about 30,000 feet, so I guess it turned out OK, a bit like a mirage during Covid restrictions. Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Thanks Bernie. I can still recall our 1988 trip to NZ, where we hiked down a steep hill to the lake to watch the sunset. Ploop, it dropped and we were left in he pitch black to climb back up the hill carrying our 16 month old. Still beautiful, though. Thanks for reading. Allan


  1. That’s a beautiful way to end the day, Allan. I love watching sunsets. There’s something inherently powerful and spiritual about them. Although, it’s been a very long time since I’ve seen one in Sligo. The weather has been more than miserable and it doesn’t look like the rain is going to stop any time soon. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 The shops are finally fully opened and from what I’ve heard, it’s a total disorder. There are even shops with 24-hour opening trade, and there are people who get up at 3.30 am to go shopping 🙈

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    1. It is a peaceful way to unwind, for sure and even better in the mountains. Too bad about the rain and about the shopping panic. Things have reduced capacity here, but are not shut down……..yet. As to the weather, we just came back from a 3 hour river valley walk and I was in shirt sleeves for part of it. Pretty good for this part of the world. Supposed to be +7-9 for the next 4 days. Iced coffee on the deck. Yay! Stay well and thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. It was. This location is well off he Pyramid Lake Road, so passing traffic is not a bother. Once the sun goes down, very few cars come this way and you can enjoy the quiet. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope all is well Lori. Allan

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    1. Thanks Linda and Lloyd. Sometimes, we concentrate on the big picture so much, we miss the tiny details. Something about the ripples caught my eye and the results did not disappoint. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope all is well. Allan


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