|Virginia creeper lines a fence|
But looking around me on a blustery fall day, it seems like we have just as much colour in our lives in fall as they do in an Australian spring. The brilliant yellow maples along the sea walk, the scarlet trees on
Eddie and I see lots of colour on our morning walks.
|Winter Crocuses bloom in a front yard,|
|blackberries ripen on the path to the seawalk,|
|and though the colours along the seawalk are subtle from the berm,|
|and from the harbour parking lot,|
|Up close, the trees are beautiful.|
|Even the crew building the seawalk extension|
sport red and yellow tools.
In this next photo you can see the extension. The existing seawalk would be to the right of (outside of) the photo, then there is the gravel path visible along the front of the RV park, And then the new extension, taking walkers around the smaller bay and over to a whiter, sandier beach and small park. It will make for a great walk once finished.
|Crofton Sea Walk Phase 3 - extension to Crofton Beach Park.|
On Thursday, Gail and I took the dogs to Swallowfield.
|This bridge marks the turn into Swallowfield,|
|Where fall colours are reflected in the Chemainus River.|
|A moment of sunlight illuminates the landscape.|
|Gail, Sadie B and Eddie on the estuary.|
Sadie: "Throw the stick, throw the stick, throw the stick!"
Eddie: "Look! I'm sitting! I get a treat, a treat, a treat!"
|Chemainus River wends through the trees,|
|And Sadie B enjoys a swim.|
|And then it's time to head home.|
|Enroute, we stop to capture more colour,|
|But we've also brought fall indoors, with these|
Japanese (or Chinese) lanterns our
neighbour Mary gave us.
|And while we don't have a red shed door, Georgia,|
we just had this old dark brown wood buffet redone!
(Thanks, Lesley from Embellish! in Duncan)
And so we have fall both outside and in - reds and yellows and orange and green, greys and blues and silvers, and - um - white? No. No No No No No Snow. Not Yet!
I guess it's time to put the snow tires on.
Maybe I should paint them red.
|Just joking! These were ones I painted for garden planters this summer!|
All seasons have their magic - no matter where you live. Have a nice spring, Georgia Little Pea. And we'll enjoy the fall.