The forecast, this time of year, has a volatility to it; Mother Nature’s mood changes quickly as she paints feverishly from her autumn palette. Her brush strokes are deliberate and her temperament unpredictable.
So when I looked out my living room window and saw traces of blue between puffy white clouds, wrapped around the rays of a fading sun, I called down to mother and said, ”Dress warmly, we’re going for a drive.”
I headed west, down to Locarno Beach; part of a three beach stretch where many a jogger, cyclist, and ardent walker enjoy spectacular vistas in every direction.
The warmth of the afternoon sun draped lightly around curved shoulders; unsteady hands cupped a piping hot coffee; a hotdog, half eaten, was pushed to the side as sighs of contentment lingered in the crisp autumn air.
Come, sit a spell and enjoy the view…
|A perfect place to stop for coffee.|
|A burst of yellow catches the eye.|
|Looking west, the sky is still bright.|
|Looking eastward...the clouds move in and blanket the city.|
|Right in front of our seating area - a gnarled tree trunk begs for attention.|
|A closer look shows the cycle of life carries on.|
|Pretty in polka dots.|
Do you have a favourite beach, or lakeside walk, that you enjoy?