Friday, October 31, 2008

ANOTHER ROAD TRIP


We are off to Qualicum Beach to spend Hallowe'en with our friends Susan and Sri (we think it's about a 12-year tradition, but we can't remember exactly!), but first, some pictures of my walk yesterday through Beacon Hill Park.

I read something in the paper this week about why all the fall colors are so vivid here this year, and it made a lot of sense. I think it was in a gardening column, and the expert said there's two reasons: we've had a warm, dry autumn (if it was wet the leaves would start 'rotting' sooner), and we haven't had any major windstorms to strip the leaves off the trees! The evidence is everywhere, and especially in Beacon Hill ...




It was so lovely that I decided to let my sweater (back) come out to play... :-)

Here's a close-up of the lace-and-cable border (from Knitting on the Edge, Nicky Epstein, which I'll repeat on the sleeve cuffs, and maybe for a turtleneck (I haven't decided yet). This photo shows the color perfectly, too...


(Edited at 10:00 a.m) I'm not the only one who has great pics of Victoria's autumn colors... check this out!

I'll miss my Knit'n'Cafe because we have to leave about 11:00 a.m. ... BEST WITCHES, EVERYONE.

3 comments:

meezermeowmy said...

Have a wonderful time!

mehitabel said...

Gorgeous "color" photos! That's just one of the things I miss living in SoCal--very little color!

admin said...

Love that border!