finding a way with nature

As Autumn progresses, and the days get shorter I am reminded more and more that it's a blessing to be outside, and to make the most of the light in the world. Even when it's raining, snowing, hailing.
And sometimes when it's sunny it still feels like it's hailing. Not because ice is raining from the sky, but because ice is ruling from above, and the chill of the world can reign down, and be too much. 
The truth is, people can be cruel, people make mistakes, and they tend to take things for granted, and it's nothing new. 
But I'm still grateful, and I'll say it as many times as it takes because gratitude is what keeps me going. It reminds me that even when I go inside there's still an outside, and there's light in the world somewhere. Even at the darkest of times. 
There's thanks to be given even after much has been taken.
I'm grateful for those who stand for change. 
I'm so grateful for all that flows from me to you.
I'm so grateful that you know what this feels like too. 

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Sending love, warmth, shelter, and gratitude.

 

 

summer gratitude

Today I am feeling grateful. I am grateful for all the beautiful things that summer brings. The splash of the river, the sweetness of berries, the warmth of the sun. 
I am reminded of the light that is all around, and I'm grateful to soak it in.

This summer I have been busy working on personal projects, as well as with Appleford Building Co. in Victoria, BC, who I am also grateful to be a part of. Kelly has been busy photographing the marriages of wonderful couples all over BC and the States as well as delving into personal photo essays and collaborations with many talented artists in our community.  We are feeling so inspired by the season and by the great work of those around us and would like to encourage you to follow our threads. These are folks who have inspired us, and guided us on our journey, and who knows, you might find some inspiration for yourself, your summer, or the future. 

Here is a little visual journey of our summer thus far. 

-B

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cob workshop

we had a great turnout for our cob workshop this past weekend in errington, bc! from children to adults, experienced cob builders to novice mud stompers, we had the full spectrum. in one day, we were able to complete most of the cob oven, covered theory on cob ovens, homes and other fire techniques and had plenty of time to make new friends and build community. we will be doing the finishing plaster on the oven next weekend so if you are interested in that, come on by! below are some photos from the day, thanks to all who attended the workshop!