Saturday’s Solitude #17.

Good morning everyone! Wow, talk about a change in the weather. Yesterday morning it was 75F (24C) at this time, today it’s 54F (12C), very windy and wet. There were thunderstorms that moved in yesterday which gave us 1 and 5/8 inches (40mm) of rain. However, we did miss the worst storms that went south and east of us, plus one major storm that went just north of us which also produced a tornado. We don’t often get tornadoes, but it does happen now and then.

Walking past the bench where I usually sit, the path gets narrower here.

And there is more rain coming Sunday night and Monday. And cooler temperatures. Apparently we are already at today’s high temp, and that’s rather cool for this time of year. And it’s supposed to stay cool for the next week, though a bit warmer than today thankfully. Yesterday it was summer, today it’s fall. Amazing how many yellow leaves were knocked off the trees with that rain. So it looks like fall and it feels like fall. Plus the blue jays are out here squawking this morning, and that’s a real sound of fall. Oh well, summer can only last so long, then it has to go for another year. Another year.

Coming into my favorite area along the river.

It has been almost 2 years since my “accident” back on that path to the river. Since then I have never made it back to my favorite spot. Last year I was too nervous to try it again, climbing those 2 steep hills, though this year I did climb the one hill to get up to one spot I truly like as well. I went up there several times this year, even 3 times last winter. It’s a steep hill to climb, but it’s so nice up there. Then the path enters a dark area where the trees shelter the path, keeping it always in the shadows.

Shore area along the river at my favorite spot.

The path is very narrow through there, then it opens up nice and bright again. Then comes the second steep hill, probably worse than the other hill. Then it comes downhill to the river, opening up to a nice rocky area with lots of places to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. The white pelicans like this area, as do the many ducks with their families. I need to get back there again. It’s definitely worth the trip. No gulls this morning and I have only seen 4 chipmunks. Anyone for more coffee? There’s still lots left. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

24 Comments on “Saturday’s Solitude #17.

  1. Your photos are most welcoming ! I can even smell the pine/spruce needles ! Hey ! That coffee sure smells good…I’ll have a cup please !…we got rain, cool and wet today…more rain expected…have a great day ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜Ίβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŸ 🍰

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    • One cup of coffee coming up! We ended up with nearly 2 inches of rain, and more coming. sunny now though. Thanks so much, enjoy your evening!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  2. You already know, for me coffee. Coffee for a lifetime!β˜• πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Έ
    I wish you to be able to return to your favorite place, maybe this fallπŸ‚πŸ

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    • Even though there are lots of nice spots, there is always some that seem to be favorites, something that just makes them stand out from other locations. Thanks so much Richard!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈβ˜•β˜•

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  3. So you were climbing again πŸ€“ that was so nice, great accomplishment to climb back again, beautiful favorite spot😍 Blue Jays are back, yay!!! 😍 hope you had enough fun this summer 😎 take care and enjoy the lovely weekend πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

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    • That was in early summer,🌳 not recently and I didn’t go the whole distance back to my favorite spot,πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ I only did the first hill.β›°It was a great summer even though I had to stay home a lot.πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘ Nice and sunny today,🌞 but the clouds are moving in again now.☁☁ Have a good night!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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