Every turn in the road provokes another “take a look at that” comment. Life-giving. Breath-taking. Awe-inspiring. And more. Leisurely enjoying the Canadian Rockies over the last three days is certainly a reminder why we chose this five-day segment as a part of our ten-week road trip across North America.

Near Lake Moraine, BC (Copyright – www.GingerichPhotoArt.com)


As we take in the views and the vistas, our hearts are experiencing vitality. Psalm 8 comes to mind:


Upper Falls in Johnston Canyon

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants
 you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
 to silence the foe and the avenger.
 When I consider your heavens,
 the work of your fingers, 
the moon and the stars, 
which you have set in place,
 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
 human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.
 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:
 all flocks and herds,
 and the animals of the wild,
 the birds in the sky,
 and the fish in the sea,
 all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
 how majestic is your name in all the earth!

One of the four R’s of our sabbatical journey is to recharge. Seeing and trying to capture the views and vistas with my camera, has been filling Linda and I to overflowing. It brings vitality and vigor to our hearts, souls and bodies. Each step we take as we hike and explore, we breathe in the fresh mountain air and exhale years of stress and strain. Vitality and vigor come. Recharging happens.


Lake Louise, BC (Copyright – www.GingerichPhotoArt.com)

So, this blog is brief. I invite you to take a look at the recent images I’ve captured in my viewfinder. Relax. Enjoy. Just maybe you too will be recharged. May God’s grace and peace fill you today!

Current North American Road Trip PhotosClick Here

Photos from the beginning part of our sabbatical in EuropeClick Here

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