Here be dragons

(Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 28, c. 1552) The drive from Toronto to this patch of land in Vermont takes about nine hours when you follow the "northern route," which skirts the northern shore of Lake Ontario, follows the St. Lawrence River east, and then bangs a right at Montreal, south to the US border. At least… Continue reading Here be dragons

No more running

Vermont summers are fierce and semi-tropical. Not in temperature or humidity, but in explosive plant growth. The growing season is short. Everything that grows here is intent on getting as big as it can as quickly as it can. The fields and forests burst with green. Grape vines climb the maple trees. Morning glories slither… Continue reading No more running

52 Weeks ~ Symmetry (46/52)

I've been staring at this picture for a week, and I find I don't have anything to say about symmetry. Symmetry is complete unto itself, beautiful, self-explanatory, and nothing I can say would add clarity. Bridges, too, are beautiful, and perhaps I have more to say about those, but didn't I once before? (Not that… Continue reading 52 Weeks ~ Symmetry (46/52)

52 Weeks ~ Reflection (27/52)

Our engagement began near the ocean. We married in a coastal city, in a round room, by the harbor. 20 years on, where else to celebrate but the ocean? So we took ourselves to Maine this summer, stayed in a deliciously tacky motel by the harbor's edge, in the middle of what turned out to… Continue reading 52 Weeks ~ Reflection (27/52)