The last home-grown tomatoes of 2012

Music music all day yesterday – Jacqueline duPre while I traveled south in the morning, then a discussion about building an effective system for music education in Owen Sound with someone who, with certainty, knows how it’s done.  Then some information about Dr. Suzuki, who has changed the world with music pedagogy (like sistema in Venezuela, but Suzuki did this in the early 1900’s in Japan), then a race with the clock and the rain and the slow drivers to a gig about Tom Thomson (Songs in the Key of Tom, by the incredible and powerful david sereda), the same evening.

Oh and there was a full, FULL moon the whole time.

…the view across the road. That’s Georgian Bay through the trees. A minute down the road there’s a view without trees, but I like the peek through the screen.

This view through the trees aims exactly at the shoreline where Tom Thomson grew up, in Leith.  It reminds me of the way he looked at things – and the way J.E.H. MacDonald did, later – as a texture that buzzes with energies.

…also on our road – west side. The maples are turning.

a little closer…

touched by a gentle frost the night before

It’s my birthday today, and so I trawled this from the internet:

A full moon on your birthday means a lot will happen over the coming year. Yes, there will be disputes and disruptions but nothing you cannot handle.

… but isn’t that every year?

That’s a lovely leaf, turning.

living, breathing green from the east window in my studio, yesterday morning.

Happy end of September everyone; happy harvest moon.