Monday 30 September 2013

Fog, Sunshine and a Hike

Another beautiful day. It started out pretty foggy, though.
Fog shrouded our island this morning
Molly: "Oh, no - not that flashlight again!"
But by noon the mist had burned off and I went on a hike with some friends who have enjoyed the summer here.
They are soon to leave the island returning to their winter homes in the states.
The path leads through the forest ..

..up to a point where we had a tremendous view over the entire bay area.
 view towards the west
Some places the fog was still hanging around.

view towards the north
We sat and enjoyed ourselves for about an hour before turning home.

What would life be without good friends?

This was taken last summer when a cruise boat came in.
I just love this place!

Sunday 29 September 2013

Fall Impressions - Contentedness

I love the early fall. It is my favourite season. The weather turned to cooler nights, the sun shines at a lower angle that gives a better quality to the colours.
Wild Asters
Calm winds, the deep blue of the water and sky.
Shipwreck Rocks
Red and orange shines up between the green foliage.
Our Back Road
Maple leaves are turning yellow and orange
Virginia Creeper hugging a power pole ...
... went rampant into the adjoining meadow
Today it was actually so warm during the afternoon hours that we were walking around in shorts.
We are enjoying the last warm days before the weather turns nasty. Maybe another week or two...
Mountain Ash show red berry clusters
The last tomatoes are ripening in the kitchen. Some are still hanging in the wines outside in my garden. Good covered up against the chill of the night.
Late evening sun shines through the window on the wall in our sitting room.
Everything breezes contentedness.

(I like that word. I looked it up...:))