Road to Inspiration

Turned a corner on the drive to Jasper National Park and started tingling with a sense of awe. This was one of the first sightings of many magnificent peaks. I hadn’t been to the Rocky Mountains since I was a teen.

“You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” (John Muir)

Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations.”

Final destination. The gorge at Athabasca Falls. Moving waters churn below the layers of ice and eroded rock. I stand above and I am mesmerized with wonder.


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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29 Responses to Road to Inspiration

  1. Tina Schell says:

    We loved our visit too, although it was in the summer and we obviously had no snow (except in the Anthabaska ice fields). I especially love the image of the water running through the shards of ice Olga!

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Tina. Interesting that you’ve been there also. You’re quite the traveler. I’d like to go there again in warmer weather. The falls was completely frozen, except for the water in the gorge.


  2. Suzanne says:

    How wonderful! Your photos are spectacular and the quotes fit perfectly. I love the one about the mountains being in you. That’s exactly how it feels in such country.

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Magical blues and greens. (K)

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  4. rugby843 says:

    Thanks for those excellent photos!

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  5. sgeoil says:

    That highway is such a beautiful drive. You captured the majestic beauty of the mountains!!

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  6. Just Teri says:

    Thank you Olga!

    Your beautiful photos were a gift. Triggered a feeling of peace and quiet. Oh, the power of a photo.
    Great way to start the day! πŸ™‚

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  7. I like all the photos and love the last 2.  Saw pink snow (caused by algae) in the Colorado Rockies long ago.  Is the green snow something similar?

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Mellow. I enhanced the contrast on those sunlight peaks. The original light yellow from the sun and blue from the sky turned to hints of green. Color mixing in nature. No not green snow. Happy that you liked my photos. ❀ Pink snow is interesting. πŸ™‚

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  8. Superb photos showing a place that also inspires me. Your third photo is breathtaking, and I’m glad you were able to return to a spot in the world that you anticipated. Thanks for sharing these images with us.

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  9. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful! Mountains are us.

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  10. pattimoed says:

    Wow, Olga. I’ve never been to Jasper, but now I’ve got to go! Very inspiring.

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  11. usfman says:

    Well I feel the same ethereal inspiration as we travel through Steamboat Springs, Colorado. now. Take a look.

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