Oh, a very warm day today, - summer has returned for one final hurrah. Yesterday she was just around the corner, and so the warmth was pleasant. Today I came home from town to find the door handle hot to my touch, and the temperature well above 40 degrees on the porch!!
I had a wonderful drive to Penticton to finalize my purchase of a hearing aid for my no-hearing-here-ear, - a transmitter that sends hearing from the good ear to the aide in the lazy one Marvelous!!!!
I no longer have to turn my head and say, sorry, I don't have any hearing in that ear, - now I have hearing in stereo. Not perfect, but so much better....
We came home along the Green Mountain trail, - narrow and windy but full of memories of the last time Charles and I drove it on September 18th, 2012; Although it was a little later in the year things have progressed so rapidly since our early spring, and apart from today, and summer's return, we are well into autumn.
The rabbit brush lines the road - glorious golden splendor, - and the aspen and alder leaves quiver and shine like coins in the slight breeze. I didn't take any pictures, but here are my memory pictures of that lovely last drive we made.....
The peaceful meandering of this back road and the creek that runs beside it are a far cry from the busy highway it parallels.
deep woods line the pioneer trail that once stretched from Washington
through to Summerland
The dryness of the current year has robbed this little pond and island
of a lot of its magic
and the greenery that surrounded it and was reflected in the still water
did not have the same appeal
back in the Similkameen
and so appreciative of the chance to take this sweet way home,
and to stir some happy memories.