Yesterday we walked all the way around Westwood Lake. We hadn’t intended on it, it was snowing, sleeting, raining and blowing; but it was a great walk, and it just sort of happened!
We had started out with the intention of just walking around part of Westwood; to try the other end of the lake, different from our walk a few weeks ago, it wasn’t a nice day; we planned having a quick walk for Sophie!
As we got started it was miserable, there was snow mixed in the with the rain or rain mixed with the snow! And it was blowing sideways at times.
As we got further under the trees we got more protected – it was still cold, but it wasn’t too bad. The walk is beautiful and before we knew it we were two klicks into a 6 klick walk – it was just as easy to carry on with the walk.
The walk is clear, mostly protected and mostly flat, with the hills being on the south (I think it is south) end of the lake. A major power line at one point parallels the walk itself and this is now a dog-of-leash park.
In the summer this would be a great walk for keeping cool as everything is mostly shaded by tall trees, Aspens, Maples, Cedars and Pines. These trees were the ones protecting us from the winds! There are board walks built out around the lake in spots and many bridges and culverts; bridges over moving water and culverts under the paths; Sophie felt compelled to check out every culvert and/or hole she could find!
After we came home I made some hot chocolate and then some lunch. The remainder of the day was spent inside, keeping warm and busy. It basically rained the rest of the day, pouring at times. It was a good day to stay inside. I baked an apple pie and made ribs for supper. And puttered about the cleaning that is never-ending in everyone’s home.
Have you ever spent any time on Pinterest? It can suck up a lot of time if you are not careful, but it is also very interesting, full of images of other times and other people’s ideas of interesting items and details. While I was cruising around Pinterest yesterday this one image caught my eye. It was very similar to an image I had created earlier this year. The world is very small sometimes.
In the evening I worked some more on the riveted bag. I am liking the way this is working out! I have started the next section of entrelac from the other side of the twisted I-cord. Great fun.
Today I am going to continue working on the riveted bag; work on the patterns; maybe have a photo shoot if the weather co-operates; and this afternoon we want to go see Skyfall – the new Bond movie.
A full day – perfect for the fall – I love this time of year!