The concept of a treasure usually brings to mind wooden chests filled with gold coins and opulent jewelry.
But to me treasures are much simpler things.
Anything (well, almost anything) can become a treasure to me. It just needs to have a special meaning, come from an important place, a dear person, or be linked to a precious memory.
In all honesty, my most valuable treasures probably wouldn’t get robbed, if someone happened to break into our apartment.
The above is one of them.
Last year, when Chéri and I had the chance to climb the Grampian Mountains, we were camping at Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park (Yeah, that’s where I got bitten by a cockatoo). Not only did we get the chance to discover AwEsOmE landscapes, but I’ve seen wild kangaroos hopping less than a meter away from our tent at night (Chéri was sleeping, too bad for him). We had the greatest time there, and though my pictures and videos were going to be great souvenirs, on our way out towards another adventure, Miriam, my dear friend and back then guide told me she had a surprise for us.
We didn’t have much space for souvenirs in our backpacks, and I was afraid I’d have to refuse the gift.
But, lucky for us, they were two of the above minuscule bottles of Grampian air. How cute are they, right?? The camping site owner had really gone out of her way to please us foreigner. Not even an inch tall, they fit perfectly in our bags, and they stand on our turn-table still. Reminding us that we have a little bit of air from the Grampians in our home, across the world.
A little treasure to cherish….
This year, I am dedicating my A to Z Challenge to revisiting 26 of my favorite Instagram pictures, and the memories that cling to them. If you’d like to get the full list of my challenge post, just click here.