October 20, 2008

Sunday afternoon

Sunday afternoon

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.

Phragmite

6 comments:

Dot said...

These two photos are awesome! Makes me wonder if you live near where I used to live in the Northeast.

ccw said...

It sounds like everyone was having a wonderful time enjoying the weather.

Those photos are gorgeous!

lom said...

Just popped over from Justin's site, love the photo's

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Your blog is so full of people. I get a strong sense of community from your posts.

BeachMama said...

Your photos always make me feel like I am right there with you. I too like to stock up on the sunshine before Winter sets in.

Silver Creek Mom said...

Loverly