It’s the end of daylight savings today. Winter is at our doorstep and I am bracing myself for the coming dark months, for the cold and snow, fires, hot herbal teas picked and dried over the summer months and the melancholia that sometimes makes an appearance. One of my old time ways to deal with the dramatic changes in weather and daylight is joining it outdoors. We have always hiked year round witnessing the changing of the seasons, but I always feel as though it’s crucial in the late fall.
Jamie and I have been taking Henry regularly to trails around our house. We live in the countryside on Prince Edward Island and have access to many beautifully wooded trails. The countryside here is idyllic. The rolling hills host 100 year old farms with trees that match the date of those old homes. Horses, cows, sheep and goats graze peacefully and the ocean is never far. The red of the Sugar Maples have all fallen but the tamaracks stand golden and the blueberry fields stretch scarlet.
Here are a few pictures of the walks we have taken this past week. I hope you enjoy them and see the beauty in November <3