Escapist Landscapes Pt. 1~

Feeling a bit stressed out these days? (The Beagle Channel Argentina).

Who isn’t? (Banff National Park Canada),

Let’s escape (Coastal Norway),

to peaceful places (Vancouver Island Canada),

and forget our worries (Zermatt Switzerland),

for awhile (Huahine French Polynesia).

I will do another peaceful images post after this (Yellowstone National Park),

because we all benefit from balancing negativity with peace and beauty (Grand Teton National Park).

Cheers to you and remember the beauty~

268 thoughts on “Escapist Landscapes Pt. 1~

  1. A delight of photos with the variety of landscapes to continue daydreaming. Nature offers us incredible places that you have wonderfully captured
    Good weekend
    Manuel Angel

        1. Further north, somewhere between Port McNeil and Port Hardy. We always start in wonderful Victoria and drive until the road stops. We stayed on this trip just south of Port McNeil, but we did go west from there too….Sorry wish I could do better.

  2. Awesome pictures! Thanks. Nice to see pictures from two of my home areas. I lived near Banff National Park, Alberta and Vancouver Island, BC. Have great weekend.

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  4. Fantastic escapes, soiled for choice. When I am retired, and it is ok to travel, they are all on my list to visit! Thank you for such wonderful pictures! Have a lovely 3rd Advent!

  5. Thanks for providing one more way to relieve the stress. We all must cope with it. And find the best way that helps. I think coping is very individual. One size doesn’t fit all. Maybe we only need a good cry or something to laugh about. Or maybe 365 differt ways each year.
    However we cope we must be careful not to add to the stress of others.

    Your blog has always gives us a sense of well being. Takes us to places we may never visit….but feel we really have been there.
    Hopefully we will get over the current stressful time soon.

    (See I’m coping by writing …. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  6. Thank you for the virtual tour to some of the greatest escapist regions of the world, Cindy! I happen to live in one that provides shelter from stress and still is Covit free.

  7. I’ve visited and lived in many of those places. So beautiful. Just one small correction, Banff National Park is actually in Alberta (where I live), and the photo is of Vermillion Lakes, Banff.

    1. Oh, yes. Thank you for the correction. I was wondering about this as I was falling asleep…. I will make the change. Thank you for the name of the lake as well which I didn’t know. Alberta is gorgeous. Happy Holidays & thank you! แƒ“

  8. Thank you so much, Cindy! Very lovely photos ๐ŸŽ„ ๐ŸŽ… ๐ŸŽ And very welcome during this stressful time. Actually, I am not stressed. But prepare to spend Christmas with my loved ones โค๏ธ

    1. I wish! We actually were supposed to be very far south in January, back to Antarctica. Now I will travel there virtually. Thanks for stopping by & stay safe and well แƒ“

  9. Thanks, Cindy, for these uplifting pictures. Let’s hope it won’t be too long before we can travel again.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

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    Ahhhhh… breathing a sigh of relief. ๐Ÿ™‚ Toss up here whether I would prefer to be at Glacier or in Polynesia, Cindy. Given the time of year, I’m leaning toward something tropical…. โ€“Curt

  11. Such beautiful scenes. We all definitely need something to balance out all the negativity and concerns these days. Maybe I should put together my cutest kitten pictures for a different kind of escape!!

        1. I just saw it and commented. Catastically charming! They are heartbreakers, each and every one! Thank you my lovely friend for you kindness and compassion. I am lucky to know you แƒ“ แƒ“

  12. Ah, to see the world again. I spent Christmas in Zermatt four years ago with my niece and her now husband. It was wonderful. The Matterhorn is a delight in any light. Thanks for the memories. Happy holidays, Cindy, and the best for the coming year.

    1. I was just over at your blog. Thank you sincerely for your thoughtful nomination Derrick. I am touched you thought of me. I love your uplifting and always enjoyable posts my friend. Happy Holidays to you and your family and I look forward to sharing 2021 with you แƒ“

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  14. Thanks for the beauty, Cindy – brought back beautiful memories of Banff and Vancouver Island on trip with my parents visiting me from Texas when I lived in Seattle. And of course, Yellowstone. A childhood trip and then several times as an adult. Amazing.

  15. So beautiful Cindy. You sure lucked out with Beagle Channel – we went out in rough weather that evolved into a raging storm by the time we got back to Ushuaia where it had been snowing! Didn’t see none of them beautiful mountains ๐Ÿ™

    1. Oh dear! We were supposed to return for a third time in January, but that is of course cancelled. On our second trip the mountains were obscured by clouds for our boat trip up the channel. Our kids came with us so it disappointing, but the sun did show up before we left. It is a stunning place, even in the clouds แƒ“

  16. Wonderful images. Lovely memories of places I have visited… and hope for the future I will be able to visit some of the locations I haven’t yet seen in person! Best wishes to you!

  17. Heavenly to escape a while through your stunning post images here … can I stay a while at Yellowstone Park? It’s just too beautiful and I need to catch my breath!๐Ÿ˜€

    1. You are so welcome Charles. Thank you so much for your thoughtful friendship. I look forward to another blogging year with you my friend in 2021! Stay safe and well แƒ“

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    1. Thank you Josh, most appreciated. The channel is a magical fantasy world, which is why we keep going back. We have been there three times and were supposed to be back in January but cancelled due to covid. Happy & Safe Holidays my friend แƒ“

  19. In October Hubby and I trekked up ‘Kittatinny Mountain is a long ridge traversing across northwestern New Jersey running in a northeast-southwest axis, a continuation across the Delaware Water Gap of Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Ridge.” – Just really halfway straight up (or so it seemed) I did get a photo of the Delaware River… but it isn’t on the PC yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Last week we had about 8-10 inches of snow. All gone now due to all the recent rains… but it really looks so peaceful, especially before the squirrels and neighbors dogs cross the yard!

    Wishing you and yours peace, health and happiness! ((Hugs)) ~Jules

    1. You do know I love you Jules. And this comment is only part of the reason why. Of course, now, I want to do this hike with you two. I want to see and experience it all. And the snow of course…. Somehow snow seems to make everything new, pristine and clean. Happy New Year my friend. I hope we both spend 2021 together ๐Ÿพ <3

      1. The mountain was about two and a half hours from us. Trying to visit local things (or fairly local anyway). We don’t always get snow here but this morning around 9 am it is only 27 F.

        It would be a joy and pleasure if you and yours were in our area and we could be your guides ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s things we haven’t been able to do in our local city yet either. And there is so much history there!!

        Be well and stay safe! We can only hope the New Year can bring folks closer together than farther apart!! Cheers, Hugs and love!

    1. Thank you! I am happy you like it. I think you may be referring to The Matterhorn in Switzerland. It is an incredibly beautiful place. The other mountains in the post are the ethereal Andes on The Beagle Channel, also an ethereal place. แƒ“

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