Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcoming Fall

Our Fall season is typically hot and dry. Temperatures remain in the 80s and scorched hillsides have to wait weeks and weeks before rain brings relief.

To my delight, Autumn swooshed in with mist and fog.

The low clouds danced around us. I breathed in the moist air. Kona took in the fresh scents.
Moisture seems to lift Kona's spirits, I suspect because the water brings out different smells. She held her tail up, moving confidently down the trail.
I told her I had to get a non-blurry picture so everyone could see how happy she was. She obliged, unhappily.
I often wish we had a more pronounced change in seasons, both for quicker relief from summer's heat and to be able to enjoy Autumn's changing colors. As I rounded a bend on the trail, a wall of season change greeted me, boasting our region's most brilliant Fall color. I enjoyed from a distance.
As we neared the end of our run, the fog held strong, muting daylight. I soaked in the refreshing scene. Kona stood in stoic meditation.
Happy Fall my friends.


Anonymous said...

I think you should call that last picture, "Kona's Moment of Zen." What a Most Beautiful run you had!

Wiggles & Wags,

LauraK said...

I love fog, and fall! Sounds like a great morning, Kona was really confident and on the move!

Two Pitties in the City said...

I love seeing your runs. Though I envy you with your warm weather. Everyone seems so excited for fall, but I know it will just mean we're closer to another horrible Chicago winter.

Sam said...

And a happy fall to you, too, AC. You only have another 6 weeks or so before your marathon, right? It sure is amazing how time flies..

Stella said...

Happy Autumn to you and Kona, too.

These were all lovely pictures, and oh, listen, anytime you want 4 seasons, we in Minniesnowda would welcome you!


Jo and Stella

Priscilla said...

Happy Fall to you too :)
Glad Kona is enjoying herself :)

Sara said...

It's always good to see Kona enjoying herself.

Fall is my favorite. I always wish we had fall vacation, instead of summer vacation. Might as well be in school when it is hot out, as far as I'm concerned.

KB said...

Kona looks so fit and strong in those photos. And, her ears perked up and forward speaks of confidence!

Happy Autumn to you too! We actually had rain yesterday, although I was a little too distracted to totally rejoice in it.

Barb said...

That last photo of Kona with the mist behind is especially nice. Because your fall changes are subtle, you must notice the small things. The red leaves are brilliant!

Kathy said...

I LOVE the last picture of Kona, really pretty. I guess we are supposed to have record highs again this weekend.....

Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart said...

Hmmm, the misty air sounds awesome. It's so doggone dry here, year round.

We already have flannel sheets on the bed, so summer is surely over.

Still, it's pretty nice and warm during the day.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Just found your blog and ♥ it! What a beautiful dog.