The clear waters of Chaffey Locks drew them together, as research at Queen’s Biological Station was their common passion. A relationship merged with budding careers, as they were led first to New Brunswick, and then south of the border to the state of New York. Ithaca College was their stage, and biology was their brilliant performance. Understudies benefitted from their experience, and when the final curtain closed on their careers, the natural world was bettered through their work. Canada’s one hundred and fifty-second birthday welcomed them home on the thirtieth anniversary of their union on August nineteenth. Charlie Harper’s leaping humpback whales rise in shades of blue, framing the words, “Next year in Canada,” as the sultry tones of Leonard Cohen filters throughout their new home. Otty Lake will become a place of reflection and new discovery, as they rejoice in past achievements, and look forward to relaxation and the natural wonders of life on wetland shores. Kayaks glide on pristine waters in flashes of red and blue, as a pair of red-winged blackbirds keep watch overhead. Silhouetted amongst diamond sparkles, the sun sets on one chapter, but many rewards lie ahead in the promise of the homecoming.