Monthly Archives: August 2011
I love this season and I hate it all at the same time. Sunflowers tilting their faces towards the sun, while beautiful, signal the shortening of days and the end of summer. While out for a drive in the country the other day I met Keith who let me take some pictures of his flowers. Gorgeous! Tall and proud they stood beside his field like heralds signaling the imminent arrival of fall with their vivid colour.
Today is a day of rejoicing. A day for celebrating. Yes, my friends, on this day in 1869 a miraculous invention was patented that would bring happiness to millions and change breakfast forever. Today we celebrate the patent of the waffle iron by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. So have some fun and waffle it up in honour of Cornelius. Yum.
I enjoyed the holiday weekend by going on a little road trip to my folk’s place up near Parry Sound. I love that the journey itself became an adventure of discovery. It truly wasn’t about rushing to the destination (which was awesome too!), but stopping at a few places on the way up and back allowed for some pictures off the usual route. Things that I wouldn’t necessarily notice were jumping out, just begging to be seen. So often I catch myself rushing ahead to the future destination… I need to remind myself to slow down and enjoy the trip, it’s not always about arriving.