Saturday, October 18, 2008

October Perfection

I wish I could tell you in words how much I enjoyed my day. I went hiking and did a lot of driving through the countryside. It was only a week or so ago that I was saying the leaves weren't yet at their peak of colour but I'd say the peak is happening now or it may have already passed. With all the wind we've had this autumn the leaves are blown off as soon as they are loose enough. There are more bare branches than is usual for this far into the display. The display is awesome, nonetheless and won't be here much longer. I'm going to enjoy the beauty as often as I can in the next week.

I did an hour hike but it took me an hour and a half because I was photographing as well. I got a good sweat on several times. I went to other sights too but no other long hikes. I think it is exactly what I'm going to do tomorrow as well. Soon it will be cold and dressing is more difficult as you have to dress for winter but get too hot. It's easier to control now.

I had a funny friend for dinner last night and it I have sore muscles it won't be from hiking. The laugh muscles are sore. A few people dropped in last evening. A good time was had by all.

Music for today is hiking music. I was humming either this song, Akua Tuta by Kashtin or I'm Saying Hello by Dan Hicks that I put up earlier in the week. Still Water by Daniel Lanois is perfect for the day. I hiked around two large ponds and there was lots of lovely water views. There are Putfile problems again so today I'm using the other site I sometimes use.


Ocean said...

living in this new place I can finally smell nature again, how I missed that!

Cuidado said...

That's so great, Sweetheart. The outdoors is a great place to be.

Ralph said...

Wonderful picture! And Kashytin--I'd never heard of them (of course)--like the song very much. In Ghana, "Akua" is the name for an Ashanti woman born on a Wednesday. The title alone drew me in because I thought it would be African music. So it's Native American! Good stuff!

Cuidado said...

It's Native Canadian, Ralph. I love their music. Do you know the now defunct TV show, Due South? This song is from the Soundtrack.

Ralph said...

Sorry, Cuidado. I take "Native American" to cover all the entire American landmass, North, Central and South, so everybody Inuit to Inca and beyond are "Native Amricans" to me.

You are a treasure trove of these Canadian gems!

Cuidado said...

Sorry. I know what you mean, Ralph. Certainly I do.