It’s the Labour Day weekend in North America, signalling the end of summer. From here on in, the mornings become crisper and the nights cooler. Children return to school and the whole family adjusts to new routines. At the same time, it’s a time of bounty in the garden and in nature. Our tomatoes and zucchini are producing prolifically, and while blueberry season is over in most parts of Canada, in our corner of the world wild blueberries are still abundant. The best picking is often in the first few weeks of September. It’s a chance to get out in the bush and to enjoy both the beauty of the wilderness and the company of good friends (picking blueberries alone is not recommended, as it is a favourite food of black bears as well as people!). Berry picking is also a good time to remind myself of why I’m a climate activist; we live in such a beautiful and abundant world, why wouldn’t we want to preserve that heritage for our children?
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