mainly sunny, cool, temps 18
Sweater weather, but perfect autumn. Just a beuatiful fall day in Quebec. The maple tree outside our window has exploded in colour...reds and oranges...just stunning. We can see the trees changing colour on the mountains around us. It starts, of course, at the top where it's cooler, and creeps its way down. Very pretty, very seasonal.
I did some writing this morning, and worked a bit more on the article for the Sunday Telegraph, then Michael and I took Trudy out to the pond and we chopped down a bunch of trees that were blocking paths, and sight lines. These are weed trees that were also chocking out good, hardwood trees...so we cleared space around them. Also found some beautiful little spruce trees in there, and cleared around them.
Perfect fall work to do. Not too hot.
Then in to Sutton for lunch and more errands. We're heading off to Ontario, including the event at Eden Mills on Sunday. Will be staying with Michael's cousin Marjorie in Elora and she adores Quebec cheeses, so we went into the local cheese shop and picked out a selection.
Then home. I finally got back on the exercise machine...feels good, now that its done! And did a load of laundry. Now our suitcases are on the bed, ready to be packed. Happily we're taking the car so we don't need to think too much - just shove everything in. The big things to remember, though, are my tour schedule, so I don't forget a date, and our laptops. And each other.
Sad to leave home - but Pat and Tony are coming early tomorrow morning so we know it, and Trudy, are in good hands. Still, it is so beautiful around here this time of year. But it is also beautiful in Elora - and we hear Eden Mills is stunning.
then off to the Kingston Literary Fest on Thursday for an event I'm really looking forward to. I'm on a panel with the fabulous Howard Engel. He was really the first Canadian crime writers - certainly the first successful one. he wrote the Benny Cooperman books and there was a TV series. He's also a delightly, generous man. It's such an honour to share the stage with him. That's at 6:30 on Sept 24th at the Kingston, Ontario literary festival.
But the big event this week is going to Michael's eye doctor Friday morning to talk about the operation. I'm sure he'll have good news!
Will try to blog tomorrow. In the meantime, be well.