Hello from Sunday night

September 28, 2014



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Breath comes in hard gulps. Hiking up the trail to the white pine before the rains come again. That’s autumn round here. The week world is made of city and mountain. Warm patio sun traps and city sized gardens, and cool mountain air, fresh pine smell and spongy trails.

On these rare breaks form the rain, I hike up the mountain to sit at the base of the white pine in the forest high above the city and absorb the calm.


When there’s more time, there’s a break to the country.

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Misty mornings give way to sunny afternoons. Garden centres, little boutiques, lunch outside on a restaurant patio.
Country charm and country calm.

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And then, like the busy bees, back to Monday and back to work and, quite probably, back to the rain.

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Sharing with Judith and the Mosaic bunch. 😀

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  • Reply Ida P. Krause September 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Nice selection from you weekend. I’m loving that sign about running away from home.

  • Reply tinyWOOLF September 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    v, what àre those huge fluffy white balls? they look soft as down… n?

  • Reply vastlycurious.com September 29, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Hugs to you both! Your hair is getting long!

  • Reply Judith at Lavender Cottage September 29, 2014 at 2:10 am

    I guess when a trail has a sign posted to use at your own risk, it could be tiring. A nice outing and lunch on the weekend, and I’m wondering about those white balls too. 🙂
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Veronica.

  • Reply dawnsrays September 29, 2014 at 2:16 am

    some weekends are like mini vacations, easy to fall into and hard to resist the pull back into routine. I love mist in the mornings. How pretty!

  • Reply Donna@Living From Happiness September 29, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Your pictures made me long for a hike…it has been a while but we will be going to our nature center nearby soon.

  • Reply Snap September 29, 2014 at 3:06 am

    I really enjoyed your post. A lovely weekend … hike, garden center, lunch, pretty flowers … sounds pretty close to perfect to me! Happy Mosaic Monday!

  • Reply daryledelstein September 29, 2014 at 5:18 am

    lovely … i think your energy is returning … x

  • Reply Lorrie September 29, 2014 at 6:47 am

    We’ve had some amazing weather – rain during the week and gorgeous sunny weekends, perfect for getting out of the city. Looks like you are enjoying the very best of the season.

  • Reply Eileen September 29, 2014 at 8:29 am

    What a pretty place for a hike! I would rather see rain during the work week than on the weekend. Lovely images! Enjoy your week!

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks September 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    That sign about running away from home is very true!

    • Reply Veronica October 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      I know, right? 😀

  • Reply Molly October 2, 2014 at 9:57 am

    The big coastal road we take whenever we drive out of the city is called Baden Powell Drive 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 2, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Molly, I think Lord Baden Powell is pretty famous all over the trails all over the world. (Or where ever there are boy scouts) But it’s so wonderful to have commonalities, isn’t it? 😀

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow October 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Love the flowers and the bee!

    • Reply Veronica October 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      That’s a great photo, isn’t it? I can’t believe how some flowers just call to the bees in the fall. I guess it’s pretty important to plant them and keep the bees going. How are you doing Jennifer? Have to pop over and visit you. 😀

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