In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Momentary beauty

The red maple trees are flowering all over the island. At some places along the main road you can find stands of them, bright red flowers covering their tall arched branches.  Deeper into the forest they peek through the spruce trees. Their flowers precede their leaves, so this is the time when the red maple can be seen and identified most easily. By the end of May they will have subsided into the general greenery of early summer.  This is their moment of glory.   

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