Sea Change

Amazing Skies at Neck Point - a sea change is in the air.

Amazing Skies at Neck Point – a sea change is in the air.

Changing colour in the Trees.

Changing colour in the Trees.

A “sea change” around here usually means that a change in the weather is coming –  most of our weather comes from the direction of the Ocean!  Right now there is a bite in the breeze – the skies are changing – Fall is on its way!

Fall Harvest!  Free Bounty!

Fall Harvest! Free Bounty!

We have really noticed the change in this last weekend.  Leaves are starting to change colour – some are dropping to the ground – and some are simple dying back.  Blackberries are ripening rapidly.  I have already made multiple bottles of jam and a couple of pies – oh I love blackberry pie!  And my freezer is filling up with the free bounty.  This year a friend invited me to pick on her property – the easiest picking I have done in years.

First Blackberry pie of the Season.

First Blackberry pie of the Season.

Chase River was livened up by these beautiful pink spires of colour!

Chase River was livened up by these beautiful pink spires of colour!

We walked at Chase River Estuary, Neck Point and Nanaimo River Regional Park this weekend.  Each one different, but all in the throes of change.  There were very few birds to be seen this weekend.  Crows, a few gulls and of course Canadian Geese – though the geese are starting to head south.  The Estuary was particularly quiet.

As we walked around Neck Point, we saw a gull – with an eating problem – the sea star hanging out of his mouth was bigger than his throat – I am not quite sure what he is going to do about it!

Dinner was a little more than he could handle.

Dinner was a little more than he could handle.

We also saw a couple of seals floating around the rocks in the bays and a very happy squirrel – eating away at a pine cone.  In the small marsh was a large turtle, sunning himself on a log – the lighting and angle were perfect for a wonderful reflection.

IMG_7365IMG_7370In a small hollow there was a little clump of Fall Crocus – a bright beacon in the yellow grasses and grey rocks.

The skies at Neck Point were incredible, clouds piled upon each other, or broken with blue – these were the portents of the fall ahead.

This frog refused to move.  It stayed perfectly still as I moved around it taking a multiple of pictures.

This frog refused to move. It stayed perfectly still as I moved around it taking a multiple of pictures.

At Nanaimo River Regional we saw a couple of frogs, one in the water and one on land.  I am always happy to see the frogs – it means that we live in a very clean environment, frogs are always the first to suffer from pollution.  It was here that I really noticed the leaves changing, as we walked along the pathway, leaves were falling, dancing on the breeze in front of us as we continued along the path.  The White Pine’s were heavy with their large cones – if only the squirrel from neck point had seen these cones – they were almost as big as the squirrel!

Fall in in the air and in the pale blue skies above us!

Fall in in the air and in the pale blue skies above us!

Gleaming Gold as the fabric moves.

Gleaming Gold as the fabric moves.

“Sea Change” also can mean transformation.  And right now I am transforming some yarn and beads into a shawl – one fit to evoke a time and place – one fit for Rock and Roll Royalty!  I am cruising along on the main body of the shawl, it is slow going with beads on more and more stitches on every right side row – this shawl will gleam gold as the wearer moves!

There is energy in this change – I hope that you are ready for an incredible Fall Season!

Happy Walking and Happy Knitting!

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

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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5 Responses to Sea Change

  1. Pat says:

    I really enjoyed your photos and story. We were on Lake Superior last week and there were many splotches of bright color and some fallen leaves. I always look forward to the crispness and color of fall.

  2. Patricia says:

    What absolutely beautiful photos. Here is Scotland things are changing as well, but we’re plagued with muggy weather most winters now. Here’s hoping we get a nice cold, fresh autumn this year. I realy like reading your posts!

    • Hi Patricia,
      Thank-you for the comments. According the Farmer’s Almanac – quite often more reliable than the conventional weather – we are due for a dry and chilly Winter – this would not be good for us as we have had a very dry Summer! I vote for grey skies and lots of rain here! Is Muggy weather at home wet air with no rain or is it rain? Have a great day!

      Lynette

  3. Selena Rea says:

    What a beautiful place! Fall is my favorite 🙂

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