It's hard to believe that summer has come to an end. It seems like just yesterday that I was at Kate and Dave's wedding enjoying the Ontario countryside. These two, along with their families and close friends, are some of the most generous folks I've ever met. Kate & Dave's wedding was a weekend affair starting with a dinner on the eve before the big day and a goodbye brunch the following morning. Bringing their two worlds together, his from Australia and hers from Canada, it was an intimate weekend were everyone was welcome and quickly became friends. Working on a long weekend isn't so bad when they are as lovely as this one. Congrats again to Kate and Dave and thank you for being such caring, thoughtful and FUN hosts!
A couple of weeks ago my friend Allison and I went on a canoe camping trip to Parc National de la Mauricie. This spring I had set a couple of intentions for the summer and one of them was to spend as much time as possible outdoors. I am happy and grateful to say this was achieved and that this summer was spent along many lakesides with friends old and new.
What I appreciate most about camping is that it slows things down and simple tasks can be appreciated. The days seem longer, your energy is spent in different ways and my favourite thing of all, food just tastes better! The weather we had this time around was a bit grey but on our final morning I was able to catch a subtle sunrise before we packed up and headed home. Goodbye summer, you've been a good one!