I think a lot of us get caught up in the grand landscapes, towering mountains, massive canyons, idyllic beaches in life. Maybe that’s what got you into the outdoors. Or maybe those same things seem so intense that you can’t possibly break them down into small, conquerable pieces, and instead think “that’s nice, but I can’t”. Whichever the case - here’s a reminder to stop and realize that the larger beauties in life are made up of the details, the small stuff that we all rush by or overlook in our distracted and obsessive quest for the grander things.
Going outside doesn’t have to be this way. It shouldn’t. This land was formed long before us and our struggles, here to nurture us and foster growth. You don’t have to go to the Grand Canyon or Mt Everest to feel the impact of nature, to feel your connection to it pulsing through your veins. Simply take a walk outside. Sit and actually smell the flowers and fauna around you. It could be on your lunch break- choosing to breathe in fresh air and soak up some sunshine on that grassy patch by the parking lot. It could be deciding to go for a walk rather than scroll through Instagram the next time you are craving an escape from your reality.
We always hear “don’t sweat the small stuff”, but maybe it’s time for us to take a second look at the small stuff. It could easily be as beautiful, as moving, or as important as any of the big stuff.
I challenge you to take pause and notice the little intricacies of life and nature. The patterns, the colors, the shapes, the life in it all. You’ll soon realize that these little details are as grand, beautiful, and awe-inspiring as the bigger landscapes they make up.
Maligne Canyon located just a few kilometres from the town of Jasper, Alberta offered way more than I had anticipated. If walking along the frozen canyon floor wasn’t enough, we found ourselves looking up to 50 metres skyward in areas as ice climbers demonstrated their epic endurance.
After hearing about Abraham Lake and it’s beautiful methane bubbles that become trapped beneath the frozen ice, it was only a matter of time before I was witnessing it with my own eyes.
Without a doubt, this was one of my winter bucket list items and I’m ecstatic to have checked it off only a couple weeks into 2018. ✅
📷 taken by @markharrison4
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Before the Storm, Not the kind of weather for January in WA 📍Rockingham Beach @perthisok
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Would you ever cliff jump off that bridge? 📍Queenstown, New Zealand
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• @luth_vii_ga | 2018 •
Photographer : @iyounkslee
Taken with : Canon EOS 700D / EF 50mm 1.8 STM
In Frame : @luth_vii_ga
Edit by : lightroom & snapseed
Edited by : @luth_vii_ga
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