It was a hectic week in Vancouver for Dusk Dances. Between one thing and another it took some doing to get the week finished with style.
The flight home, however, was a treat.
Once we passed the western clouds and smoky haze, the clouds over Manitoba, Minnesota and Wisconsin were really interesting.
Once we were into Ontario the sun was going down between two layers of cloud cover.
As we approached the ground I had to put my camera away, but it was beautiful to see, from my window seat, the lights of Toronto coming on as the sun’s light was fading. Backyard parties, swimming pools, even the parking lots of strip malls looked magically illuminated in the fading sunset. And as we had to circle the airport to wait for our turn to land I got my eyes full of the wonder of seeing the earth from above.
This week, while continuing my planning and prep for the Dances, I sneaked in a quick one day respite in the north-ish woods.
This broad winged hawk, who gets to see the earth from above all the time, doesn’t need to signal to air control when he wants to take off or land. He’s cleared for pretty much anything he wants to do.
This forest, however, is only partly cleared. And that’s a good thing.
I’ve had a few opportunities to stroll through this plot of land with it’s mixed forest and rough cut paths and drives.
So refreshing to breathe this air. So good to hear the crunch of leaf mold underfoot. So excellent to have this day of rest before I launch into my four weeks of summer madness.
Dusk Dances starts in Peterborough next week, and Hamilton the week after. Come join us if you can.