Foreshadow: Small is beautiful

“Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology toward the organic, the gentle, the elegant and beautiful.”

― E.F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

Canoeing at the lake


The early August long weekend has come and gone, a wonderful privilege for many Canadians. We had a few visitors at our lake side cabin. Tami and her daughter Chantelle canoed across the lake to stroll through our garden . . .

Lily in our garden                  Foxglove in our garden


Our garden and Venus de Milo


A small canoe in a big lake, though.

Tami & Chantelle - crossing the lake


My niece Danielle and her partner Dustin came from down island and they were out camping along with their dog. Danielle recently received her certification as a veterinary assistant.


Danielle, Dustin & B

After admiring this happy couple and their dog, look to the left for our small & beautiful cabin. It’s behind that pile of firewood I have to split out before winter . . . argh!

Danielle & Dustin Aug. 2013

Am I crazy or what?

Danielle, Dustin & Bruce - Aug. 2013

That’s my take on the Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow . . .

To further this theme, guess what? This is only the beginning – a hint of what’s to come  -because my next post will give complete details of one of my construction jobs, a 350 square foot cabin.

Until then . . .

Small is beautiful cover

Compliments of Fritz Schumacher (an excellent biography link from the Gandhi foundation)

Rest in peace 

. . . and best regards to all


p.s. – For a different view of the lake, scroll down to the bottom of today’s post from my wife’s blog  – Disappearing in Plain Sight.  (The motor boat is not ours!)

3 thoughts on “Foreshadow: Small is beautiful

  1. Beautiful family togetherness! Compassionate words of wisdom. Images inspire me to get this freshly renovated canoe of mine into a big lake; next week. May you be well.

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