Monday, September 12, 2005

Bittersweet

Alas, summer is over and that means our weekends at Bowen are as well. As we reflect and smile upon the memories of the summer past, we also look forward to a low-keyed Indian summer in Vancouver.

We bid a sad farewell to our friends from Bowen, as we all celebrated the end of the season at Laurel and Rob Bailey's groovy home. I'm a big fan of Laurel's Lemon Lip Balm from Naked Soapworks and one can see just how the two of them get their inspiration when surrounded with a million dollar view of the ocean. We took a tour of Rob's Treehouse Studio where he treated us to a sample of some freshly mixed tunes which left our bodies beating furiously to the pounding percussion. Hats off to the hospitable hosts, who welcomed us all to share a piece of their rustic haven.

We'll gladly greet autumn's crisp, fresh air and cascading maple leaves in golden colours of Colorado, topaz, olivine and Indian red. This will set a fantastic background for weekends of recreation. We have only a few short months to enjoy our rides on the trails before the rainy season sets in. Soon after that, it will be time to prepare for the Christmas shows. There is no rest for the wicked.