This pretty pot of petunias welcomed us to the home of our friends' parents, who offered 8 of us a weekend stay on Pender Island.
Their home is on the water, with a dock where we caught sweet Rock Crabs. Although the weather is feeling autumnish, we sat at the picnic table outside and cracked crabs without worrying about the mess. It was a great start to dinner. We all provided elements of the dinner so it wasn't a lot of work for any one person.
My contribution was dessert - a maple-flavoured unbaked cheesecake with a ginger cookie crust and roasted pears on top. It's a light cheesecake, which was a good thing because we certainly had a sumptuous dinner to precede it.
We did go for a hike before dinner. The weather alternated rain and cloud with sun and blue sky. From the top of Oak Bluff, the misty blue islands and silvery water of the Salish Sea look like something out of Tolkien, or C.S. Lewis' works.
"Farewell we call to hearth and hall,
Though wind may blow and rain may fall,
We must away ere the break of day,
Far over wood and mountain tall."
And then the sun came out for a wee bit.
It's feeling very autumn-ish here these days. Lots of rain and wind, although nothing like that of Hurricane Florence.
A LOT of deer live on Pender Island. I startled this mama and baby who were napping in a quiet spot. They stood and looked at me for a long time before ambling off into the woods.
Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Maggie of Normandy Life.