it’s mid november
when everthing is painted in muted tones with
textures still defined
before the snow falls—a good time to hike!
we drove to kettle
moraine this past week, when it hit the 70s!
todd took the day off.
we stopped at fiddleheads in cedarburg first for
wasn’t so good at finding pike lake. but we did
we walked on the trails with all the sweet naple leaves
weaving a carpet
beneath our feet. we followed paths, climbing the hills
and traveled through the
valleys, glaciers had formed. there were obstacles too.
and sometimes we took
wrong turns and had to back track. hikes are much like life!
today I think back
to our time in the woods and the warm weather.
already the temp
has dropped to 30, with snow flurries in the air!
bare bark and hard earth ,
the colors of sheep’s wool, goats’ hair, burlap and sand
will soon be covered
in blankets of snow. ice will hang like chandeliers
there will be more soups,
less salads from our kitchen and more time to write!
Beautiful photos, musings and memories!
Thanks so much for walking with me. 💛🙆🏻🍁
We’ve seen a variety of weather here, too, with different moods accompanying – 70 degree weather and a bike ride, warm and rainy next day – popcorn and a movie by the fireplace. Then yesterday morning we got up to see the first snow coming down hard. Some places in Louisville already have their Christmas lights up! When I was a kid, seasons passed a lot more slowly. My attention span seems shorter now, anyway, so I’m happy. 😏
Great pictures Deb. Love the leaf collection.
We are blanketed in white here and our lake froze over.
Love the road and trail shots, I imagine a grandchild walking with me (a good vicarious experience)
Annie, I wish we were next door neighbors. We’d share bike rides, pop corn and short attention spans. Sigh.
One day. ❤️🙆🏻
Thanks, Gary. I actually think of you when I take photos. Maybe one day I’ll have a real camera. You’re my inspiration. (I’ve never imagined a grandchild because I don’t have one. Leave it to you to say that’s exactly why I should!
Such lovely photos and memories of a trip. 🍂🍁🍂
Morag, thank you for joining the lovely memories the trip! 🥰❤️🍁🌻💛