Category Archives: Autumn

Affair With Autumn

Oak Leaves on Robson
That night was the turning-point in the season. We had gone to bed in summer, and we awoke in autumn; for summer passes into autumn in some imaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf. ~ Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

I love the turning of the season in Vancouver – there’s something about walking under trees and smelling that scent of leaves returning to earth… I always feel more productive, more fecund. Which is probably why my energies are focused so much on the creative parts of life right now, and less on the laundry.

Besides going out and taking photos, one of the things I will take time out for this weekend is Sunday’s The Word On The Street event. Last year we got a chance to hear both David Suzuki and Rex Weyler give a talk, and this year’s lineup of writers promises to be just as interesting. Geist Magazine’s Haiku Night In Canada caught my eye in the program, as did the opportunity to hear Michael Mckinley on “Hockey: A People’s History”. My copy of the program has all sorts of highlights – I may have to get cloned in order to get to it all.

So what are you looking forward to this weekend?

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