Sunday, October 11, 2009

A morning autumn walk

Ethan and I decided to go for a morning walk today and take pictures of all of the fall beauty around our city. It was a crisp yet beautiful morning and the sun was shining brightly. We grabbed our coats and I grabbed the camera and we took off. First stop: Starbucks! We got some yummy hot chocolate and then headed out. Second stop: a parking lot over by the Twin Lakes post office. I had spied some beautiful trees there the day before and had made a mental note to go back.

Next stop: the West Hylebos Wetlands Park. We got quite a few lovely pictures there. We hiked a very short ways down the trail and then returned to the car. It was so fun. Ethan's toy puppy dog, Taco Tiny Harris came with us, as evidenced in the pictures.

Final stop: 9th avenue. I knew there was a plethora of gorgeous trees there because I pass them each time I go to work. So we were sure to capture those! These yellow trees are just so pretty:

And these were cool shots too. The first one is my computer wall paper now and it looks really good on my huge iMac screen!

It was a wonderful morning and I'm soooo happy that Ethan and I got to spend the morning together!

Yet more signs of autumn!

I have been loving blogging about autumn!! It's one of the prettiest times of the year. This year for some reason it's been even more exciting to me. The colors are more brilliant than I ever remember them being. We recently turned on the heat in our house (upper 30's at night now!). I also broke out the box of coats and scarves. I forgot how much I love scarf season!! We've indulged in hot chocolate, homemade soup, and apple juice. There is so much to love about fall.

Here is more evidence of autumn. Squirrels are busy gathering stores for the winter. The squirrel in the picture below carried that entire apple in its mouth, back to its home in the maple tree! And the spider caught a bee in its web and we watched it wrap the bee and then we watched the bee turn black as it got necrotic. The we watched that spider systematically eat that bee from the head down to the tail until the whole thing was GONE!