Falling Out of Summer

Leaves are starting to turn and fall.

Leaves are starting to turn and fall.

Fires on the beach to combat the cool evening air.

Fires on the beach to combat the cool evening air.

We walked through part of Linley Valley this morning. Leaves were falling from the trees!

The sun was going down behind me and what little colour the sunset had was all in front of me.  It was a soft and delicate colour for this sunset.

The sun was going down behind me and what little colour the sunset had was all in front of me. It was a soft and delicate colour for this sunset.

There are other signs of fall as well; Chrysanthemums are blooming; the air is cool and crisp in the evenings; it is dark in the morning when I wake up; soups and stews are starting so sound appealing again; and my thoughts are turning to new knitting projects (who am I fooling – my thoughts are always turning to new knitting projects!  LOL!).

Isolated by the morning mists this island seems to float over the lake.

Isolated by the morning mists this island seems to float over the lake.

We had a great couple of days at Lake Cowichan.  It is part of our ritual.  Almost every Labour Day Weekend we go to the Lake and spend time with the same set of friends.  It is almost like our farewell to Summer.  Do you have a ritual that means the end of Summer to you?

The first morning was misty with the marine fog.  The fog and mist burned off by 10:30 and the rest of the day was fabulous1

The first morning was misty with the marine fog. The fog and mist burned off by 10:30 and the rest of the day was fabulous!

The weather was perfect at the Lake, warm and sunny.  There was a pretty constant breeze that definitely hinted of Fall and the fire on the beach in the evening was very appreciated.  We do a lot of nothing on this weekend.  Reading, swimming, some walking and some knitting – I started a two coloured Saracen – on my part. Junk food is allowed and encouraged.  The focus of the weekend is catching up with each other;  finding out all of the family and friends news.  Offering support if necessary and planning the next get together.

Saracen in two colours of Fresco!

Saracen in two colours of Fresco!  The colours reflect the colours of the misty morning at the lake.

As we get older it seems harder to keep the connections going – and much more important to do so as well.  We all are pulled in various directions; by our jobs; our families; and our health.  It is funny that in today’s world of instant connections on-line – how hard it can be to connect in person.  The way we live today does not allow as much time as we would like to spend with people we care about.  We are always in a hurry – busy and onto the next thing on our list.

We have no lists at the Lake!

The Bridge Above.

The Bridge Above.

Looking up into the Canopy!

Looking up into the Canopy!

Yesterday morning we walked into Linley Valley and to the head of Cottle Lake.  The skies were overcast and the air was muggy but it was wonderful under the canopy.  The moss is greening up again and the contrasts of greens, greys and now yellows and browns are always fascinating to me.

Another Clematis bloom, pushing into the lattice as if it needed extra support!

Another Clematis bloom, pushing into the lattice as if it needed extra support!

I cruised around the garden yesterday as well.  We still have a few late-blooming flowers and a little pink mum has volunteered for the garden as well.

A willing volunteer.

A willing volunteer.

There is a second bloom on the Clematis vine.  It looks like it has taken this time!  Next year there should be a wonderful show of flowers.

The Fall is a wonderful time of year.  My favorite in fact.  I love the changes in the garden and the crispness of the air.  Knitting seems easier and the cooking is more entertaining again.  I always welcome the Fall.

I hope that you enjoy the walk through Linley Valley.

Happy Knitting

Lynette

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March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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3 Responses to Falling Out of Summer

  1. itwasjudith says:

    Thanks for sharing the story of such a nice meet-up tradition. I could well picture all the activities (or lack thereof) you mention.
    It is indeed a pity that, in these busy times (rat race?), often we don’t have enough time to reconnect in person with dear friends. I’ve been thinking about this in the last year; sometimes dear people are no longer with us, and there is regret when we failed to catch up with them before their departure, and there is no chance to turn back time. (sorry for the sad streak..)

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