photo update: from the outset

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.

Little mink, let me watch you.

 Little mice, run and run.

Dear pine cone, let me hold you as you open.

– Mary Oliver

Post #1 from the trail (or rather, a gas station just off trail): photos from the first handful of days.

So far, so surreal, so the words will have to wait. A hundred times a day I look around with gratitude and receive the kindness of a conversation or take in hawks soaring overhead or watch farmers spraying fields or notice a rabbit sitting tentatively nearby. Trail life is a dream, and I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.

15 thoughts on “photo update: from the outset

  1. You are an amazing inspiration, Bonnie. Thank you for your narrative and your gorgeous photos. I’m grateful for your willingness to take us along your journey with you. Thinking of you every day!


  2. Are you Bonnie who was in Muhanga, Rwanda, in 2013? I was on the CCA project at the time, and you had shared some information about the production fuel briquettes, if my memory is correct. I had presented that small-scale technology to the 11 coops during a two-day event with the board members.

    You have now started a trek across Canada? Wow!

    *Roméo CORMIER* *Dieppe, Canada*


  3. AMAZING and it’s only Day 1 pics!!! What a ride this will be Bonnie. I’m looking forward to living vicariously through your posts and wish you many unique memories and treasures along the way.
    Love me!


  4. I also wanted to let you know that we have friends in Summerland BC who would be very happy to see you. Text me and I can send you their info!!


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