The seasons are rapidly changing here and we can not complain about our stellar summer we had. It was gorgeous, hot, and deliciously sunny for the entire summer. And yet I am having a hard time saying goodbye to summer. It was wonderful when I ventured out on the bike and not being cold.
It's mid October now and it's dark when I get up and dark early. I find this time of year extremely hard to deal with because honestly I get the winter blues. Most mornings I wake to a soggy blanket of grey fog, which seems to make it colder. Despite the fog yesterday I pulled Scarlet out of the garage to take a run up island to meet my twin sister (yes she is the evil twin) and my parents for lunch. It was a tough ride because it was a pea souper of a ride and I always worry about other motorists not seeing me until it's too late. It finally cleared at the summit of the Malahat, I was going to stop & take a pic but I was running too far behind.
After reaching Duncan and lunching with the family it was time to make my way home. Luckily the sun was out, but it was cold. I was layered up, but definitely need a little warming jacket like Trobairitz and Bob have, going to start saving for that baby.
I decided to take the scenic route through Cowichan Bay. I am so glad I did, it was stunning.
I loved the moss hanging off the beautiful trees.
Next stop was Hecate Park, where the boat launch is and a spectacular view of the Bay.
There are lovely housed perched on the shoreline.
A little wind blown & cold at this point and really looking forward to a hot bath.
There is a lovely little park area here and the trees were magnificently showing fall colours.
And finally my last shot of trying to be artful, look closely (not bad for an iPhone)