AWAY IN AUTUMN

Writer, Blogger, Photographer, Poet, Traveller, Foodie, Runner, Librarian
Life Together

How Do Acts of Love Inspire Your Day?

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”     —Jean Vanier (founder of L’Arche) Doing ordinary things with extraordinary love–what does this really mean? What would you consider an ordinary thing and how can this small act be transformed for someone else into extraordinary […]

Away

Beauty in the Sky

This was only the second blog story I ever posted when Away In Autumn started as a travel blog and I was visiting Iceland and Scotland. In autumn of course. What an amazing adventure. I keep coming back to this post lately, and deeply missing those green luminous Northern Lights and this majestic experience of […]

Notes

Beautiful words to inspire

Some valuable words (first part of a poem) from a lovely American poet, Jane Kenyon, who died several years ago from cancer. She shared a genuine, honest, brave, and vulnerable attitude through her beautiful words, and she experienced sincere moments of gratitude. Otherwise I got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have […]

Sole Stories

Snowy Running

I wish I could say I run like the wind; instead I can say that I run with the wind. The snowy blowy wind. These winter days, in -10 and -15 and -20 temps, with or without snow falling, and always with snow crunching and squeaking under the soles of my feet, I have been building an […]

Life Together Sweet & Savoury

Gingerbread Love: Spread It Around

Dear friends ~~ it’s been a few days of sugar cookies and gingerbread baking in our home. It’s the first time in years that I baked at Christmas time. My mom always made amazing favourites over the years–gingerbread, hazelnut, chocolate, and more, but I never picked up the tradition. In the last couple of months, things […]