Every summer I spend a week at CAMMAC, a music camp in the Laurentians. While most years I post photos of all the activities, this year I decided to just post photos of the many moments of peace that being in nature provides.
The daily schedule is quite hectic with classes, practice time, concerts ... so it is important to steal moments of tranquility, like this moment at twilight when the moon could be seen overhead.
This bell has been a fixture at the camp. It is rung to call the participants to concerts and other events.
Many swimmers take advantage of the lake - some even doing a cross lake swim at 6:30 in the morning. With all the rain we have had the water is very high and the small beach is non-existent.
Wildflowers abound along the road. I like to walk up the road to get a little quiet away from the bustle of the camp. You can always hear sound during the day on the campsite as people spend time practising for the following day.
This dragonfly also took a moment to relax.
Walking an focusing - a form of meditation. Taking time to notice the details around us.
Early morning sun reflects on the lake. There is something about being by the water that is calming.
Even rain can bring moments of contemplation. The sound, the feeling that being quietly indoors is enough.
Music was never far from the many moments of the day. Music, too, has its way of replenishing the soul.