Mossy, green, sunny with that unmistakable smell of autumn in the air.
Last Sunday, Jeff and I spent the afternoon in Duncan. After enjoying lunch with our nephew and checking out several furniture shops (in search of dining room chairs), we set out exploring. The Cowichan Valley (in which the town of Duncan is nestled) is Vancouver Island wine country and it didn’t take long in our exploring to come across several vineyards.
I have been to several vinyards in this area before but Jeff had not, and was curious. We stopped at Averill Creek for a tasting, and to pick up some of their award-winning (and delicious) Cowichan Blackberry Port for Christmas. As you can see, it’s a really lovely setting with a spectacular view.
Remembrance Day dawned last Friday, clear and sunny. It was such a beautiful morning, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the maple tree beside our deck.
My wonderful in-laws came to help with some fall garden clean-up yesterday afternoon. While trimming several feet off our prolific butterfly bushes, my mum-in-law asked if I had noticed our crop of kiwis. Truthfully, I had noticed them several weeks ago… then promptly forgot. Because they grow under large leaves, these little beauties are easily forgotten. The whole concept of kiwis growing in my garden seems a little surreal. I have to actually pinch myself that I live in a climate warm enough to grow tropical fruit.