Sky Over Windy Lake

Early August, 2016. Camping beside my home lake-near Levack, Ontario. Just back from collecting driftwood in the canoe.

I'm called here each summer. A place where my thoughts  unfold around  the sounds and colours of our north.  

I learned to swim here. Listened to rock and roll at the Elks Club. Sang cowboy songs while climbing trees with my friend Raymond who had just moved down from Biscotasing, at the top of the Spanish River. 

These clouds show the first swirls of late summer. Lake waves are shifting direction. More wood on the fire tonight.  

A longing glow as dusk approaches.