Monthly Archives: November 2012

Seattle and Puget Sound*

USA Guest Writer George O Shields “The best thing about Seattle is the weather. The world over, people have ocean views. But across our ocean is Bainbridge Island, an evergreen curb, and over it the exploding, craggy, snow-scraped Olympics.” ~Maria … Continue reading

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Tacoma and the Cascades*

USA Guest Writer George O Shields “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” ~John Ruskin FOR anyone who has the courage, the hardihood, and the physical strength to endure the exercise, there is no form of … Continue reading

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Banff and Jasper: Small Miracles

“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” ~Saint Augustine Some years ago my family and I were traveling in Alberta, Canada, between Edmonton and Jasper, on Canada 16. We stopped to eat … Continue reading

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In and About Banff*

Canada Guest Writer Lawrence J Burpee “Gazing around, looking up at the lofty pinnacles above, which seemed to pierce the sky, looking down upon the world … feeling that infinite unspeakable sense of nearness to Heaven, remoteness from earth which … Continue reading

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Incomparable Lake Louise*

Canada Guest Writer Lawrence J Burpee “A lake carries you into recesses of feeling otherwise impenetrable.” ~William Wordsworth THIRTY-FIVE miles west of Banff on the Canadian Pacific Railway, and still in the Rocky Mountains Park, is the village of Laggan. … Continue reading

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