Sunday afternoon. Time for a good long walk. This trail will take us around Thetis Lakes, both Upper and Lower. He's in a short-sleeved t-shirt, me in a long-sleeved one. The weather is fine, with dull skies through which the sun breaks in welcome bits of brilliance.
When I look at maps of Canada, I'm struck by the generous sprinkling of lakes. Fresh water is a precious resource that we must protect. On Thetis Lake, no motors are allowed. Here a canoe glides behind the screen of trees along the trail.
The leaves are falling fast. In just a few more weeks the branches will be bare.
A curled leaf on a fallen tree, both slowly returning to earth. Textures galore.
Colors superimpose in layers, always against the evergreens that dominate the landscape.
Our hiking loop has taken about an hour and a half, including a little time for photo stops. Home again to the welcoming scent of roast beef in the slow cooker. A cup of tea and some blog reading before I make dinner.
Linking with Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage Gardening.