Sunday, September 14, 2014

Packing for retreat, a bike ride

I packed up my sewing machine and a few projects today for a two day quilting retreat I'm going on tomorrow with my son's future mother in law. It's about a two hour drive into the mostly uninhabited (save for camps and a park) center of the province where we stay in one of a handful of cabins on a lake. No radio, no TV, no Internet or even a phone.
Tonight, I went for a little bike ride across the nearest and flattest part of the trail. It was chilly enough to give me earaches!

Even the bees were tucked in for the night.
A lot of wildflowers are drying and going to seed. The mountain ash berries are bright red and in some spots the leaves have started to turn golden.

Some of the leaves have started to turn, the maple being one of the earliest.

I do so enjoy fall and all the changes it brings. I'm sad to say goodbye to swimming in the ocean, but the changing environment manages to catch my attention.
Yesterday, I cleared out some of my garden and put up my fall wreath.

These pictures were all taken with my I Pad because I was too tired to upload camera photos to my computer. They're not bad.
I hope you've all had a great weekend. I'll be back later this week.

1 comment:

Mereknits said...

Have a wonderful trip, it sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun.