A Satisfying Weekend

Sometimes, weekends can be too busy - chores to accomplish, social engagements to attend to, work that needs to be done. 

Other times, weekends flow easily and the moments unfold without haste. This past weekend was one of those, and yet, when I look back, a lot of things happened. 

Housecleaning (a cursory job of bathrooms, vacuuming and dusting), a bit of shopping (new boots, the dressy kind, not the warm kind), cookies baked, coffee on Saturday night with one set of friends and lunch on Sunday after church with another set.

A long afternoon walk on Sunday afternoon took us along Blenkinsop Lake, a trail popular with cyclists and pedestrians alike. Long shadows fall early now, yet the sun beats fiercely on our backs in defiance of the season.

On Friday night we made popcorn and watched the movie Woman in Gold. Have you seen it? I enjoy Helen Mirren in every role I've seen. The story was compelling and left me thinking of the terrible ways in which humans can treat other humans. I didn't think the movie was redemptive, but there was justice, and a coming to terms with life.

In the woods today, the cyclamen bloom. Pale colors typical of spring, not autumn, yet there they are. So lovely.

Another week begins, full of potential. 

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage. 


  1. Oh...you have such a great outlook on life, you make me look forward to this week as well! You had a great weekend filled with friends and fun and outdoor time. It doesn't get any better than that!

    Love your posts! :)

    Jane x

  2. Yours sounds like a lovely sort of weekend...relaxing, restorative, accomplished. These summer-to-autumn days offer so much pleasure!

  3. I like weekends like that. Full, but not busy, and meaningful, not rushed. Have a great week.

  4. That sounds like a lovely weekend.
    Cyclamen, so pretty , are beginning to appear here also.

  5. Hello, Lorrie!
    Your weekend sounds lovely and the photos are wonderful too. The pale cyclamen are my favourites. How I would like to live in a place where cyclamen can naturalize in the woods and shady borders!
    Have a great week ahead!

  6. Sounds like a perfect weekend. I often long for a weekend with no plans or activities but somehow every weekend seems to be crammed with must-dos need-to-dos and hope-to-dos. Lately my weekends have been full of family fun and those are the best. Enjoy the beautiful flowers!!!

  7. Anonymous4:17 AM

    Sounds like a wonderful fall weekend. :-)

  8. It sounds like a perfect weekend to look back on as you begin a new week. I love your last sentence.

  9. Sounds like a lovely weekend. A nice balance of work and pleasure.
    I don't think I've ever seen cyclamen growing anywhere other than as a potted plant. How pretty they look in your photo.

  10. I haven't seen that movie but I love Helen M. too. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  11. Very pretty flowers and lake.
    I like the shot of bridge.

  12. Such stunning shots. If you like you can link in on an all new edition of "Through My Lens" photo meme. Link is below.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  13. Lorrie,
    Your Autumn days look like a picture book of places to visit during Fall.

  14. Such pretty cyclamen and lovely photo's of the lake!

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  15. Anonymous11:05 AM

    It's great to have this kind of weekend in the midst of it all. Lovely photos!

  16. You had a wonderful weekend, here it rained for both days, so lots of inside jobs got done.

  17. Like you, I enjoy those weekends where there isn't much to do but enjoy the time. These are great photos of your relaxing time...love that bridge with the shadow :)
    Happy Monday!

  18. Beautiful photos! I love your thoughts on weekends. Mine are similar :-)

  19. Your weekend sounds great.

    I like Helen Mirren, too. I'll have to check out that movie.

    Have a great week.


  20. I did enjoy the movie "Woman in Gold" It was based on a true story--very sad what is done on war time.

    Those purple cyclamen are so beautiful! It is always wonderful to see wildflowers, especially at the end of summer.

    I have a busy week ahead--lots of babysitting and two local events to attend on the weekend. It's good to be busy!

  21. Lovely lake shots...late summer light :) I really like Helen Mirren; I will have to check that out.

  22. We enjoyed that movie as well! Have a great week...and enjoy your new boots. :)

  23. Very nicely put that a new week is full of potential - every day is too, isn't it? I like a leisurely weekend where things get accomplished but without being overwhelmed.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Lorrie.

  24. Lovely photos, Lorrie. After the busy summer weekends, I'm looking forward to some lazy weekends this month!

  25. Sounds like the perfect weekend ... we are busy getting ready for winter, stacking wood, bringing the boat/dock in. It seems there's always a job to be done.

  26. What a beautiful walk! The trees and water are stunning.
    Yes, we loved Woman In Gold. It was emotional and fascinating.

  27. Beautiful images! Our past couple of weekends were filled with unexpected challenges, so I've had to stay flexible.

  28. Lorrie what a beautiful spot to rest and relax!

  29. We have a few cyclamen in our garden, which is definitely unusual. Love your walk. The red berries always make me want some in our garden, so very pretty.


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