Autumn, Glorious Autumn!Posted: October 4, 2012
Yesterday was nice, but today…? Gorgeous.
It’s one of those perfect, brilliantly golden days that happen when nature seems caught between seasons, undecided as to whether or not summer is really over. Charlie and I both love being beside water, and so we went down to the river again. Some days I think he might be part fish, though not the kind that actually swims, wuss that he is…just the kind that likes to puddle. 😉
We walked down along the Deschenes Rapids, where the roar of the water is so powerful you can hear it from two kilometres away; and when you stand beside them, you can’t hear anything else. Charlie waded in the calmer pools below the rapids, and we came upon dozens of mallards on our route — all of which let us know in no uncertain terms what they thought of having a dog visit. We might not have been able to hear the nearby traffic, but we could certainly hear the ducks!
A beautiful breeze the entire way…leaves cascading from the trees…warm, glorious sunshine…butterflies, crickets, chickadees, a heron.
All in all, a good day.