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Summer Just Opens the Door


Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. YouRead More …

Firefly Fireworks

Fireworks have always been part of big celebrations, especially in the summer. The spectacular bursts of multi-coloured sparkly lights exploding and then fading never ceases to amaze me. But I must admit to feeling just as much delight watching the simple and subtle dance of the firefly. The performance usually starts just after dusk. Sitting quietly outside it begins whenRead More …

Paying Attention to a Snapping Turtle


Stumbling across a snapping turtle the other day encouraged a long-lost childhood memory to resurface. It was funny how stopping to observe an old wizened creature took me right back to our childhood home, a small hobby farm on the outskirts of town. Every spring an ancient leathery snapping turtle would make its way across the road from the river to ourRead More …

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~ Wendell Berry