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!