Lunch and a Million Dollar View

by Darlene Barriere
(Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)

My favourite place to meditate during the summer

My favourite place to meditate during the summer

A mere thirty-minute walk from our campsite and this is the spectacular million-dollar view that awaits us! This mountain ledge is where I go to meditate during some of my rather taxing moments. Although I must admit that I tend less toward meditation when I'm up here and lean more toward mesmerization. I hope that these photos will help to mesmerize you too. At the very least, I hope you find some sort of inspiration in them.

Treetop MeditationHubby and I bagged a lunch, and then off we trekked to take pleasure in this stunning backdrop, or should I say "frontdrop." Good food, great company, dazzling surroundings. What could be better!

A Colourful View

Some of the more colourful scenery to take in as we descended the mountain to head back to our campsite.

It's the middle of September and temperatures have reached 30 degrees Celsius just about every day for a week. Glorious!

Lonesome Pine
Makes you want to get out there and drop a line in, doesn't it? I couldn't resist showing you one last magnificent aspect before we got back to our campsite. Enjoy! I sure have!

We all need to de-stress at some point in our lives. I hope you'll share your inspirational photos and essays with my visitors.

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Sep 16, 2007
How Beautiful
by: Carole


Great pics. Your first picture reminds me of the place my husband and I take (okay the doggies take us) our dogs hiking.


Sep 17, 2007
Photos of canines welcome!
by: Darlene Barriere


Although we do not have dogs (allergies prevail!), we do see countless canines taking their owners out for a walk, sometimes more of a jog ;)) especially at the lake.

Hint hint: Perhaps you'll take a snapshot of your hiking view. Or perhaps a snap of your beloved Shepherds for posting on "the lighter side page." Science has proven that animals--even photos of them--do help to lower blood pressure, regulate heart rates, plus a host of other healthful benefits!

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Sep 17, 2007
Dogs and Hiking Views
by: Carole

I would LOVE to send you pics of the dogs and the places we hike. How do I do that on this website.
WARNING - the dogs are beautiful

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