Todays view from my front window tells me that Fall is well and truley here. As evidenced by the firey display of our maple.
It is still not completely turned. In another week or so , it will be really magnificent. And shortly after that begins the annual chore of raking all the dropped leaves. I love to gather up all the leaves, as long as I can get them up before the rain. Otherwise they are so heavy. When I look at the veining on a leaf it amazes me how miraculous life really is. The veins on this leaf look like there is actually blood flowing through them.
This time of year , we get some brilliant sunsets. This view from my back window of the Golden Ears was taken at supper time. The sun is setting south west of these mountains, but it casts its glow on the bare peaks.
Glad we are'nt back east. Headlines today show Ontario under its first snow of the season. Out here on the West Coast we have a not too quiet chuckle at them wrapped up in their woolies while we are still wearing our short sleeves. It gets chilly overnight, but still above freezing. But by mid morning we are warming up to the high 20s.
Cousin Eileen arrived safe and sound and has now gone on to stay with my folks in the Outhouse Capital of Canada. She is so sweet. It sure is nice to meet family. Apparently I met her when I was two and she was in her late teens. But I sure dont remember it. Funny how that bond was there right away. As soon as she saw me at the airport we had a big hug and that feeling of family love was there immediately.
I spoke with Kayla today. She seems to be in good spirits. She is hoping to be allowed up on Sunday. That will have been 3 weeks of bedrest!!! Yikes, I think I would be climbing the walls. She is feeling pretty good and has been able to plug away at her homework. She even told me about how she used one of the wards kitchens to made Potato Salad for her foods class. She had the recipie memorized and told me all about it. So I guess that means she got out of bed to do that! Hmmm, I wonder if the doctor knows about that? Maybe she bribed him with some of her yummy fixins!
Hope you all have a really good weekend.