Leaf peeping

It was a much nicer day than I was expecting... no rain, lots of sunshine, the perfect autumn day for leaf peeping. I'm still not sure if Big Rock is running the lift to the top of the mountain, I'll have to find out because it's one of my favorite fall activities. I took a nice country ride today and enjoyed the scenery. I even took my camera with me. It's not digital and I can't decide if it would be worth my while to get a digital. Would I take more photos? I donno.

Anyhow, it was a lovely day for a hike and hike I did. I wandered around a couple of different places because I just didn't feel like mountain climbing today. Instead of climbing, I wandered around the ski trails: flatter but longer.

It felt good to move. I need to move more. Now I want a massage. Perhaps I'll see if I can get an appointment for one this week.

Autumn is my very favorite time of the year. The crisp days with enough warm sunshine to keep the shivers away and crisp nights so clear you can see all the stars. Last night's moon was beautiful, even if not a full one. Today reminded me why I love living here. There's something so peaceful being able to wander through the woods enjoying the scenery and feeling the last energy of the earth burning itself out before the long winter nap.

This year I am definitely going to snow shoe. I think I might get myself a pair for my birthday... oh, wait, I bought myself an expensive ring for my birthday... hmmm... I'm sure I'll dream up another occasion for the snow shoes.

I love how I smell right now--kind of woodsy and natural. Ok, sweaty too, but beyond that... it's a clean Northern Maine scent. It's clinging to my sleeves.

What if this is as good as it gets?


WendyDarling said...

I am so jealous of the beautiful fall weather you are having. I would have loved to be on the hike with you. It is still almost 100 degrees here in East Texas, and 8:45 pm. And our air conditioner decided to die Thursday. Believe me, it ain't pretty.

I got a digital camera for my birthday, and I LOVE it. I do take more pictures than I did with a regular camera. Treat yourself to one. :-)

Princess LadyBug said...

I say go for the digital camera AND the snow shoes. Call it a surviving summer gift. :P

Kwizgiver said...

What kind of camera, WendyDarling?

And... I think I've bought myself enough surviving summer gifts. ;-)

Princess LadyBug said...

I need to get back to work so I can afford to buy myself some. :P