noticing

She brings a camera everywhere, notices the little things, gets a cup of coffee at a different cafe, takes the long way home”. ~ MH Clark                 wandering around Tower Hill Botanical Garden exploring some woodland trails downtown for coffee a bit of people watching in the park spring is here

out of hibernation

SaveSave feels good to be back   a special Winter Edition of Rural Magazine is now available and the best news is, it’s also available in print.   Copies are available for purchase here: http://www.blurb.ca/b/8512739-rural-winter-love

praise

      Praise the light of late November, the thin sunlight that goes deep in the bones. Praise the crows chattering in the oak trees; though they are clothed in night, they do not despair. Praise what little there’s left: the small boats of milkweed pods, husks, hulls, shells, the architecture of trees. Praise the meadow of dried weeds: yarrow, goldenrod, chicory, the…

Assessment

“Life is maybe like deep-sea fishing. We wake up in the morning, we cast our nets into the water, and, if we are lucky, at day’s end we will have netted one– maybe two– small fish. Occasionally we will net a seahorse or sometimes a shark– or a life preserver or an iceberg, or a monster. And in our dreams at night we assess…