Saturday, October 13, 2007


Today has been a spectacular celebration of fall foliage. We awoke to heavy fog this morning and driving to breakfast at the Bay Cafe felt like traveling through a cloud. By noon there were patches of blue sky but the ground was enveloped in mist that rolled across the road in wisps. And now, as daylight dwindles, the brilliant blue offsets the reds, golds, oranges, and dusty greens most beautifully.

I walked the Loop Trail in Discovery Park this afternoon and took photographs along the way. For a change I took my time and was gone over an hour simply enjoying the sights and sounds of this magnificent jewel of a park. After months of "running the park" and watching the clock, pushing myself up hills and sweating, it felt very different to wear walking shoes, jeans and a sweater and to have unlimited time to just notice.

The ground beneath my feet held special interest; the old roads covered in fallen leaves, the soft paths through the woods and the ups and downs, twists and turns of the trail. The light seemed to intensify the contrasts.
After so many overcast and rainy October days, today was a treat. The light is fading fast on this Saturday evening but I managed to capture the sun just slipping out of sight over the Olympics. It will be dark very soon.

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