A commission from my dear friend Lin.

She built this canoe.
And is, in every way, a true voyageur.
One of her last big treks was to the South Pole
where she and her husband communed with penguins,
then headed back north by way of the Falklands for more wildlife adventures.

Then a return trip to Mississippi to continue with her
volunteer work building new homes for Katrina victims.

When she stops to rest long enough to sit on our studio porch,
the stories never end. If you are lucky enough,
and you see her paddling down a stream near you,
invite her up for a cup of tea.
You’re guaranteed to learn something new.