Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway. It was named for Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area || Amazing photo taken by @mddyelrck || Join us in exploring the Upper Left by tagging your adventures to #upperleftliving || #banff#peytolake#canada
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Untouched snow is such a mesmerizing sight. Kind of makes you want to face plant in it and kind of makes you want to leave it in its pristine condition.
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Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower 🌅
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Photo by @ryanresatka.
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My first short film is coming out in the next few weeks, and I’m nervous. While I’m stoked that it will offer some valuable information about conservation and social media, I’m worried that countless folks won’t care about some of the issues I address in the piece. My film examines what tourism in Southern Africa looks like in the digital age, and I cover issues like lion cub petting, radio collars and how geotagging assists poachers. I have learned so much about about nonprofits, local politics, ecology, the role of field rangers and hunting, among other topics, and I remain positive about the impact this video will have. But still, it bums me out that I am essentially competing for airtime with people who brag about hiking illegal trails in Hawaii. Ah, social media...you’re the weirdest. But what if we really could use you for good...
In sandy beaches of certain tropical regions in the Indo-Pacific live a tiny crab, about a centimeter across, called the Sand Bubbler Crab/Soldier Crab(Dotilla myctiroides)... This tiny crustacean have a spherical body with long & flat pincers, hairy legs & eyes on short stalks which can fold away into grooves when the crab scurries into its burrow... With a body color same as sand, these crabs are easy to miss... What goes without missing, however, are the intricate patterns they make on the beach when they search for food... Like tiny galaxies, these patterns are composed of hundreds of tiny sand balls - sometimes thousands, depending on how many fellows were snacking...
These crabs eat the thin coating of edible organic particles on sand grains... When the tide goes out, they emerge from their burrows and start sifting through the sand, picking up the sand grains with their downward pointing pincers and bring it to their mouth to scrape the microscopic food... After scraping the sand grains clean, these crustaceans roll the same into little balls and toss them behind... By doing this they avoid sifting the same sand twice... The crabs work radially from the entrance to their burrow, scraping out a tiny path with little balls of sifted sand piled up on either side...
They come out of their burrows as soon as the tide recedes... One can almost tell how long the tide has been out by looking at the pattern of their sand balls... The more intricate the pattern is, the longer the tide has been out...
The Sand Bubbler Crab/Soldier Crab is widespread across the Indo-Pacific region, where they occur abundantly on sandy beaches in the tropics and sub-tropics... The sand art which they make is known as Sun Burst...
I always like to view Jesus as our friend because it helps me become more diligent with spending time with Him.
Here’s what I mean: I’m a firm believer that in a friendship, both sides have to be diligent on pursuing the friendship, otherwise the relationship will eventually fizzle out and then you’re left with nothing there. It’s actively communicating with that friend and being intentional with your time with them.
It’s the same way with God.
It’s choosing every morning to speak to Him first and not scroll through your phone. To not put Him on the back burner because you’re too busy to spend time with Him. To be more intentional with prioritizing your time with Him.
But here’s some good news: unlike sometimes with friendships with people, He doesn’t get mad at you for having to cancel on spending time with Him because something came up. He isn’t offended that you haven’t reached out to Him in a while. He doesn’t get annoyed when you don’t pursue Him diligently. You could be an hour late on meeting with Him at the coffee shop and now only have 20 minutes to spend time with Him and He would smile from ear to ear just glad that you’re here now with Him.
And even when you sometimes forget to pursue Him, He pursues your heart constantly. He’s proud to be your friend. And here’s even more cooler news: He’s the only friend you’ll have that truly knows you — not the parts of you that you choose to display to others.
He’s a graceful, kind, gentle, loving friend. And I aspire to be a friend like Him to my own friends.
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