I’m not looking forward to this weekend. The chore list includes putting away deck furniture, cleaning up the last of the fall leaves, storing bicycles, and getting the firewood situation sorted. And no, my dismay doesn’t stem from the manual labour involved – although that’s part of it. Rather, I’m dreading what it portends: winter is coming.
At least the weather looks set to cooperate. Given the drops in temperature and the volume of rain we’ve had over the past couple of weeks, that’s no small blessing. It won’t be hot, but at least I won’t require scarf, mittens, and gum rubbers.
The weather has turned cold so quickly, it’s shocking to recall that just two short weeks ago we were sunning ourselves at a cottage – capping off one of the nicest summers we’ve had in years with five last perfect days. In fact, it was so warm we even considered jumping in the water! In October! Unheard of.
The outside temperature was certainly cooperating. Too bad the water felt like an ice bath. Oh well. Shorts and t-shirt in October will have to be reward enough.
Junkii took photos – mostly of the beautiful surroundings, since one can only have so many shots of me sitting on my arse reading, eating, and drinking – but he hasn’t processed them yet. We’ll post the link once he puts the photos on SmugMug. But just to give you a sense of how nice it actually was, here’s a shot of Junkii doing yoga on the dock.