Sunday was a beautiful day, quite likely the last summery day of the year (I hope I’m proved wrong!). It seems like overnight the leaves have started to turn, so I wanted to share some iPhone pics from Sunday morning when everything still looked like summer.
There are a lot of beaches to check out between Sooke and Port Renfrew. To get to most of them you have to walk through beautiful forests (downhill all the way, some of the uphill walks on the way back were a killer on the thighs!).
A collection of a few of my favourite pics taken while walking in the woods…
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
It could be a long winter here. We’ve had snow since the end of October. A lot of snow. We’ve had freezing rain, too, making walking and driving treacherous at the best of times. It’s been cold, too. I’ve never lived anywhere but in this province, where we experience all the seasons, and as much as I complain about the cold and snow and chapped lips and dry air and itchy skin, there is still beauty to be seen.
I can’t say I’m a Yoko Ono fan, but I like this quote:
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono
These are some winter pics I’ve taken over the last few weeks: