It's a sign that the winter rains have begun in earnest, but up until now, this has been an autumn for the books. The fall colours have been more beautiful than I ever remember, and probably because I'm taking pictures now, I've been noticing how the sunshine lights up the trees as if they're glowing from within. During my walks, I often stop in my tracks and wish I could gather the whole scene together and put it in my blog for everyone who can't see it first-hand.
Failing that, here are some of things I've enjoyed in the last couple of weeks, beginning with John's muddy face.
|It took John nearly as long to wash his bike and riding gear as it did to go on his ride today, but he forgot something.|
|A few days ago, we had a beautiful sunny afternoon. I took advantage of it to walk down to the ocean, and caught this glowing tree en route.|
|Everything was shining that afternoon -- clouds, water, ships.|
|An avenue of red-leaved trees were catching the sunshine too.|
|Another view of the water and the North Shore mountains, a bit further along from the first photo. The park was quiet that afternoon, but it's popular with families and dog walkers.|
|Autumn leaves and red toadstools made a nice combination on a boulevard.|
|On a walk home from the north side of False Creek one day, I took this picture of the painted silos at a cement plant on Granville Island.|
|A man was shepherding three dogs down this beautiful Vancouver street. Nobody was paying any attention to the colours around them.|
|This is an outdoor swimming pool beside a rental apartment building on the south end of the Burrard Bridge. The vines covering the concrete wall around the pool have turned it into a thing of beauty.|
|Another picture from my False Creek walk. The tide was so high that day that it reminded me of Venice.|
|People have been planting palm trees in Vancouver for awhile now, and some are getting quite gigantically high. They're giving streets like this a tropical air.|
|These red toadstools with their white bumps are probably poisonous, but they are very pretty.|
|This row of golden trees has caught my attention every year. I try to make sure I walk this route several times every fall.|
|It was getting toward dusk as I headed up the hill home, but the sun was raising a glow over the city, the mountains and the clouds behind it. I hoped the camera could catch a bit of what I was seeing.|