dancings (and swimming! and singing!) in the rain

Always maintain a kind of summer even in the middle of winter. ~ Henry David Thoreau Spoiler alert:  I am all about the summer.  As pretty as September might be (and for the record, she can be rather spectacular in this part of the world), she is always tinged with sadness for me — her cooler temps and reddening leaves can only mean one thing:  it’s time for me to head to Australia! Kidding!!<—! Actually, I am headed to the UK next week and even … View Post


Henry and me, 31 July 2013 photo by:  Kaitlyn Bouchard Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.    ~ Rachel Carson  On Friday, I … View Post