It's a beautiful time of the year...especially this year...it seems. God takes His paintbrush and recolours everything.
The nearby Cheam Wetlands Park is a lovely place to walk on a fall evening...
...as the sun is setting. There isn't much evening left these days...as the sun slips away a little earlier every day.
On Sunday we visited Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park near Hope...a 35 minute drive from 'my front porch'.
We walked along a trail that was once part of the Kettle Valley Railroad... and is now part of the Trans Canada Trail system, and also a provincial park. It meanders along the Coquihalla River and leads to the famous tunnels...that bring many tourists to the area every summer.
We were here six months ago...and trudged through snow at that time. It looks quite different in fall!
Since we have had next-to-no rain on the west coast for the past two months, the river was at it's lowest level.
The salmon were lined up in the pools...waiting for the water to rise so they could carry on upstream.
It was the perfect place to spend the last Sunday afternoon in September!
No need to build an inukshuk this time...since someone else had already thought of that. We enjoyed a picnic supper in the park...likely our last picnic of the season.
As we left...we drove by Kawkawa Lake...looking quite lovely bathed in the late afternoon sun.
Fall. I like it!
Have a wonderful day!