Today was full of mountain time. I rose just as nautical twilight was ending and civil twilight was beginning to paint the sky. Quiet roads. Ribbons of pink and blue. And an unmistakable calm.
I’ve been to Reflection Lake many times but it is never exactly the same. That might be the thing that gives it it’s character. It is certainly the thing I love the most ♡
The parking lot was fuller than usual. Also, I am later. I drove down viewpoint roads and even checked out Narada Falls before the crush of people descend. I want to know as much as I can about this place.
In a few short months the snow will begin falling on these alpine firs. The new green growth will give way to icy crystals and we will be eager again for summer. It is a short cycle of summer here. The flowers barely have enough time to pop their little heads out before they go into the familiar hiding of their long winters.
Before dinner I joined a few others down at the lake. They are bright, fun-loving people and I’m learning a lot from them already. I am realizing that part of this residency for me is to be less social. It’s not a bad thing. I’m easily 20 years older than my fellow residents. They are at the beginning of their work and creative lives, while I am 15 months from big changes. I enjoy them all. While I wrap up my evening they are heading to the local tavern. Oh, to be young ! Dinner was great again. Mediterranean !