Life on McNutt's Island, off Nova Scotia's southwest shore.
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.
Here are a few more photos from a couple of days ago when I rowed out into a still water cove. Ryan at Annapolis Royal Heritage (a lovely blog) posted some photos recently of reflecting water. His discerning eye helped me to realize what I was seeing in this moment. Cove as mirror. A drowned forest of sorts. A wise grandfather rock gazes at his reflection and thinks deep geological thoughts. The fish would be right at home in an upside down fish house.
If you are very hot today I hope these pictures will help you feel cooler.