Saturday, October 03, 2015


You could say that this was an ambitious day, despite the fact that we spent the first hours luxuriating in a reclining position, deep in conversation about the morality of war and globalization (we do not disagree on either) and not getting onto breakfast until close to the noon hour.

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I caught up on indoor chores and had little interest in working outside. I am not yet used to the chilly winds. I give you just one farmette photo:

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But in the mid-afternoon, I pick up my daughter and Snowdrop...

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where are we going?!

... and we drive to a place where I took my daughters when they were just a bit older than this sweet child. It has been one of our favorite autumnal hiking destinations -- Indian Lake. Time to immerse the little one in the magic of a nature walk.

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it's really windy, dear girl: you need a jacket

It's a splendid hike!

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A first for the little one, but surely to be repeated again and again.

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It's wonderful to see Snowdrop appreciate the forest, the bouncy step, the brisk air...

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The leaves are just in the very first stage of autumnal color.

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But already Snowdrop knows how to bliss out in the magic of the season in this very beautiful place.

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At the farmette, the light is already fading when I return. Each day, the cheepers retreat a few minutes earlier. I heat up left over chili and think back to walks I've taken with my own girls when they were so very young.