Welcome to a very warm Friday's Fave Five. Sunshine and heat is the order for the day so it's definitely going to be a lazy day of summer around the Living to Tell household. And to start off we are going to take note of some blessings from the last week. Please join on in. If you are new, please take a moment to click over in the sidebar to the guidelines.
Here are my top 5 in no particular order:
~Canada Day~ Sunday was Canada Day celebrating this great country's 151st birthday. I am so very grateful to be born here and living here.
~ beauty fro the ashes ~ Canada Day we made a spur of the moment decision to make the trip to my happy place, Waterton Lakes National Park. In September of last year, the Kenow wildfire ripped through Waterton and they had to close the park due to the devastating damage. It was a miracle and a lot of hard work of dedicated firefighters from all over the region but they saved the town and the historic Prince of Wales hotel. Waterton town and a couple of trails were able to be open this Canada Day, a far cry from all the trails that are usually available. It was worth it to go see the area. Even in the midst of the devastation there was such beauty.
Fields of gorgeous colorful wild flowers
even brighter because of the charred ground underneath
Amazing charred trees are almost artistic in appearance
and a lone deer that we saw enjoying the new green growth for lunch
Trail to Bertha Falls
You could tell hot spots because it was all black and grey ash with no new growth.
This forest had a sign that says it renews itself indefinitely...unless it is devastated by fire. :(
And the lovely greenery that surrounds the wet areas of Bertha Falls and the creek that it feeds all the way down to Upper Waterton Lake.
~ manicure ~ I usually never get a manicure preferring to keep my nails short and maybe just a clear polish because of all the hand washing I do but now that my youngest girl is an esthetician I slurge once in a while. She gave me a lovely gel manicure with a pink pearl finish.
~ some good reading time ~ this week allowed some extra reading time which is always a nice blessing
~ hot summer weather is back!~ after a week of colder, cloudy rainy days the heat is back so it allowed me to pull out the pool for the dayhome kids which is always popular. (Hence the extra reading time for me in a lawn chair while they splash away). Win - win!
What were your blessings from the last week?