Sunday, September 25, 2011

a bit of countryside

My cousin lives on a road that has a section now closed due to flood damage. Part of the road has fallen away and apparently it would be way, way too costly to repair it, so it is closed to vehicles, but is now the totally perfect walking/biking road. I've driven up to their house (our first temporary residence here) and borrowed one of their bikes a couple of times for a little cruise/ artist date.

The sights are always a feast for the eyes.

I get up to a hill that overlooks the area.

This time, some dark clouds were building and I got back in my van, just as it started to rain, then into my house right before it started to hail.

That was a couple of weeks ago and the way the weather was going, you would have thought winter was around the corner, but now we are in shorts and tank tops again in a surprise heat wave- only now the leaves are vibrant yellows and reds, oranges, browns and greens. So fun. I am learning to love this time of year in all it's colors- also a reminder of the season when we officially started our lives here, with school, house and so forth.


Ian said...

It was over 30 degrees C in Saskatoon again today.

GMS said...

Indian summer is great.
Going to be 80 here tomorrow.

sheena said...

I was so scared that you were out in that hail because I didn't see you come back and escape in your van. Whooo. close call.