We are thoroughly celebrating September this year. The weather has been notably good.
Leaves will be reaching their fall color peak within the next few days here. Many are already falling to the ground.
My mom and I took our kayaks out together the afternoon before her birthday last week. It was her first time in a kayak, and my first time on this particular non-motorized designated trout stream lake.
Over the weekend, we enjoyed a day of exploring a Minnesota state park, then another just over the Wisconsin state line. The leaves in that area weren't turning much yet, but the weather was perfect.
Mitch & I spent an evening this week deep in the woods behind our house. We made our way to a beaver pond, where we watched a majestic pair of swans, busy kingfishers, and some unidentified swimming birds. I also enjoyed the presence of a chipmunk who was busy stuffing its cheeks.
A small pond tucked in the woods:
Between all the fall splendor, I accidentally poured a cup of chai directly on my camera while carrying too many things at once. I had a migraine for a day.. This time of year our to-do list is long, time is of the essence, I hate to have valuable days taken. And the hard drive on my desktop began to crash. "Imminent danger of failure" were the words I last saw on the screen. It's not to be turned on again until all of my photos and files are safely rescued. (We've mentioned replacing that computer for over a year now.. these things seem to put themselves off until desperate situations strike.)
I was able to get some of these pictures of our autumn outings onto my laptop for the time being.
We're anticipating another Fall adventure this coming weekend.
So much to do, so much to admire - I find myself torn between the two. :)
I believe last Fall I called this time of year "savoring while we scurry."
Peace, Love, and Falling Leaves,