Monthly Archives: July 2016

From the Land

Tomorrow I’m taking a drive out into the country to meet with one of my wedding couples on the land where their ceremony will be held. This property is important to them. It has supported them during their 10-year relationship and they have bright hopes for their future there. Knowing this, it’s especially important to […]

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Sleeping in the Forest

This week I’m in the wilds of southern Ontario. I’m paddling in my canoe with my sweetheart and our puppy. I’ve included a few photos of canoe trips from years past and a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver. Oh, Mary Oliver, thank you again and again and again for illuminating the feeling of connection with […]

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An Upside Down World

One day last week I awakened before the light of day and I went to my window and felt the coolness of the early morning air pouring in. I looked up and noticed fast moving multi-layered clouds very close to earth. They were streaming quickly through a deep blue sky and after awhile it seemed […]

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Not a Care in the World

When I was a child I used to lie down in the stream where our family camped fully clothed. I remember the freedom of seizing that cool moment on a hot summer’s day. I also used to climb way up high in the Linden tree that grew at the edge of a deep ravine in […]

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Summer’s Nourishment

Late last night I returned from a trip to Nova Scotia. We decided to drive straight through on the way home so the day was long and the landscape varied. From early morning fog to mid-day rolling green hills, to an early afternoon cityscape and an evening on winding dark roads, I made the transition […]

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