Chilcotin fall

The fall colours are developing rapidly.  The grass has bleached almost white.

The leaves are developing a tapestry look

A heron has been visiting the pond most afternoons

The evening light is rich along the wetlands

The aspen leaves are full of texture

The morning before it rained, we had a brief spear of sunlight

When I took the volunteers to town, it was the second rainy morning.  But only in small patches: I left home in the dark and as the sun rose, there were some fantastic fog effects.

Coming home in the afternoon the Chilcotin was ablaze

The graveyard on the Redstone reserve made interesting caligraphy with the yellow leaves

This was near Tatla Lake

As well as taking the volunteers to town, and the wobbly van to the garage, I also took Badger to the vet.  He had a stick wedged in his mouth: he had been biting at the woodpile where the packrats lived.  When he pawed at his mouth afterwards, I could not see anything.  That evening he was back to normal, eating crunchy food etc, and I thought that maybe he had bitten a wasp.  But one day I saw an infection in a line right across the top of his mouth.  Apparently this is not uncommon with dogs who bite at sticks.

Badger had to be sedated and even after we got home, he was totally spaced out.

I am pleased to say he is feeling fine this morning, though!




3 thoughts on “Chilcotin fall”

  1. Just now purchased your new book “Ginty’s Ghost” on It says it’s out on October 15. Can hardly wait to receive it in the mail and start reading it!

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