A Miniature Forest

Perspective is an incredible tool.

When I was a child, one of my friends had this enormous plush dog, and we would put its fur right up to our faces, peering through the tangles of its shaggy coat, and make up elaborate stories about our travels through this white jungle.

Sitting on Citadel Hill recently, I was reminded of that as I squinted up through the green, green, blades of grass and marveled at the miniature world I found there.

Changing with the Seasons

This photo was taken in Fall of 2011 and recalls for me thoughts of walking paths in Quebec City, the smell of frost on autumn leaves, the many times since then that I have made the 11-hour drive between Halifax and Quebec, and the choices that made me do it.

This has been a year of growth, both together and apart. In less than two weeks, nine months of distance will come to a close. In another few months, we will take off together to explore new cities, new countries, and new continents. While these are far from uncharted lands, they are new to us. But I daresay we’re up for the challenge.