October 20, 2008
On a sunny October weekend, the usually empty trails at Pretty Colour Lakes fill with people. As my husband and I took walked around the lake, we passed family groups, complete with sleeping babies in strollers and toddlers begging to be carried, runners in shorts and headbands, elderly couples meandering slowly, and teenagers in groups, giggling. Two men were fishing near the boathouse, and one couple had claimed a bench in the sun so that they could read the Sunday NY Times. The trails were filled with dead leaves, yellow and brown, that smelled delicious as we scuffled through them. I wore my fleece in the cool shade of the cedar trees, but I'd take it off whenever we hit a patch of trail in the sun so that I could feel the warmth on my arms. I need to get as much sunshine as possible before winter begins.
Posted by jo(e)