Kirsten's Desk

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So my eldest niece got married this weekend. She wins the creative venue award: wedding ceremony, dinner and reception were held in an old barn that’s been configured as an event location. This photo doesn’t do it justice. It was really lovely in there - streamed lights, table-top candles and lanterns hanging in strategic spots. Just lovely. The only caveat was that the weather was colder than anticipated and until the heaters kicked in, you could see your breath in there. But it was fun, we laughed a lot, and she married the sweetest man in the world. It’s all good. 
The festivities were in Northern Ontario, which meant a lot of driving. It’s been a long time since I’ve spent that much time behind the wheel over three consecutive days, and it was exhausting. But worth it. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy hitting the road with a full tank of gas and some good music.
Yesterday’s trip back was perfect. Good weather and open roads giving way to fast-moving city traffic, free of construction and other tie-ups. We made good time. We left North Bay in the morning, where the scenery is all evergreen forests, rock face and moose crossing warnings. Just after Muskoka it turns to deer crossing warnings (phew), marine businesses and hardwood forests. And we could see the leaves just starting to turn.
Cool air. Leaves turning. Wearing jeans this weekend for the first time since April. 
Autumn is here.
It’s been a strange year, and I’ve had a good summer. But I think now I’m ready for fall.

So my eldest niece got married this weekend. She wins the creative venue award: wedding ceremony, dinner and reception were held in an old barn that’s been configured as an event location. This photo doesn’t do it justice. It was really lovely in there - streamed lights, table-top candles and lanterns hanging in strategic spots. Just lovely. The only caveat was that the weather was colder than anticipated and until the heaters kicked in, you could see your breath in there. But it was fun, we laughed a lot, and she married the sweetest man in the world. It’s all good. 

The festivities were in Northern Ontario, which meant a lot of driving. It’s been a long time since I’ve spent that much time behind the wheel over three consecutive days, and it was exhausting. But worth it. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy hitting the road with a full tank of gas and some good music.

Yesterday’s trip back was perfect. Good weather and open roads giving way to fast-moving city traffic, free of construction and other tie-ups. We made good time. We left North Bay in the morning, where the scenery is all evergreen forests, rock face and moose crossing warnings. Just after Muskoka it turns to deer crossing warnings (phew), marine businesses and hardwood forests. And we could see the leaves just starting to turn.

Cool air. Leaves turning. Wearing jeans this weekend for the first time since April. 

Autumn is here.

It’s been a strange year, and I’ve had a good summer. But I think now I’m ready for fall.

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mattanapkin:

To get a book together apparently I have to have a bunch more followers… if you get a chance could you ask some of your pals to check out my tumblr site… and maybe follow?

Thanks, 

Matta

Signal boost. And worth the time to check it out.