Monday, October 31, 2016

October ~ a few memories

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  
~ Anne of Green Gables

Is there anything quite like the colours of October? 
I'm with Anne!

It was a lovely month!

We were a few days late in celebrating Maggie's birthday this year...
so her September birthday had an October party.

On a lovely Sunday afternoon we took a walk along the Vedder River trail with the kids...

...the grands
...and their dog.

Ryder spent the first month of the school year with his arm in a cast...
and was happy to have it come off shortly after this outing.

Some come to walk.
Others to fish.
So thankful to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack for the trail that runs along the river.

We had beautiful weather on the Thanksgiving weekend...
and went for a walk at the Cheam Wetlands Park on the Sunday.

It's another jewel in our neighbourhood!
A quiet one.

Our fifth and final cut of grass for the year happened on October 11th.

It's always a good feeling to be done the harvesting for the year.

Just down the road from our place...
the cranberry harvest for the year was happening.

There's nothing like a splash of red to brighten a grey day in October!

There were plenty of grey days this month.
And lots of rain.
But when the sun came out...

...the colours were amazing!

It's hard not to take pictures!

As the sun sets on October...

...I am spending some time far from the 'green grass of home'.
It's a time for reading, relaxing, spending time with family and friends...
and enjoying the sunshine.
Every single day.
It rarely rains in the desert!
I'll be home soon.


  1. Omigosh! Those grands have grown up beautifully and handsomely, too. The skies were sure dramatic for October. Glad that you are soaking up some warmth before dull November and cold weather comes.

  2. You live in such a beautiful environment, Judy. I always enjoy your photos ~ far different from the desert we live in here in Arizona. Enjoy your trip!

  3. Love October in your world. Those cranberry fields are really something. Are they called fields?

  4. I'm with Ellen - those cranberries!!!! Wow. Your place looks simply beautiful. I am so thankful that the farmer and I took a stroll along that Vedder River trail - it was so beautiful and we met some very friendly folks there. Your grandchildren are growing by leaps and bounds - must be that fresh air and green grass! Oh, and the incredible mountains that watch over your valley! Yes, Anne was right about October!

  5. Oh I'm smiling at your post. Hardly a mention of the rain. You have had a very beautiful October and I love your pictures.

  6. It looks as though it has been a wonderful October for you! Hope you enjoy your time away! Loved seeing the photos of the flooded cranberry bog!

  7. I agree with Anne! October has to be one of my favorite months! You photos are breathtaking ... I've never seen cranberries harvested! It was so nice to cateh up with you in PS for dinner and church.

  8. Such beautiful photos! I love the light this time of year when the sun does shine. We've seen it very little lately. Five crops cut!! What a great year for you. I hope you had a great visit to the 'warm place'. Take care and have a great November.

  9. You certainly took your photos on the right days - between rainstorms! The Cheam Wetlands photo is stunning! Hope you're enjoying the sunshine of the desert.

  10. We need some of your rain here in Colorado, Judy! It has been an unusually warm and dry autumn for us at 6,200 feet. We are still in short sleeves and no coat during the day. We should have had snow by now. No snow on the higher mountains above 10,000 feet either, very strange!

    Busy bust here with family and friends. I hope you saw my post about Waterton Lakes park in Alberta--beautiful place. We want to visit Vancouver one of these days and Butchart Garden. We loved seeing a part of the Pacific NW in October.

    Enjoy November!


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