Fall in Parry Sound… it’s in full swing here on the shores of Georgian Bay.
A late afternoon walk through town and the Fitness Trail by the water, on a mild fall day yesterday, reminded me what a gorgeous part of the world we live in.
From the main street at the ‘bank corner’, I noticed the dark sky filled with heavy cloud cover, so typical of a fall sky.
The contrast of the leaves which have turned colour against the dark backdrop, was truly beautiful.
Even though we are closing in on the end of October, there are still leaves which have yet to turn from green into their bright cloak, before falling from the trees (which I see as a good thing…means awhile yet before winter arrives.)
Temperatures this fall in Parry Sound have been terrific! Warm, balmy ‘summer like’ days! Many balmy days, reminiscent of our typical summer weather.
The longer this great weather continues, the better I say. Winter in Parry Sound is so much more tolerable when it shows it’s face in December, rather than October!
Snow and frigid temps starting in October, can knock spirits for a loop…. makes for such a longggg winter season!
Let’s face it. Fall has a hard act to follow, especially in Parry Sound. After all, our spring and summer season here is truly second to none! The warm temps roll in and the outdoors opens up to all the wonderful outdoor activities we so enjoy when the snow disappears!
But fall has it’s place. It’s a quiet time to enjoy the beauty of a new and colourful season. We also have the time to psychologically prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter!
Don’t get me wrong. I DON’T hate winter here in Parry Sound, (although I must admit, I dislike ‘early arrivals’ of winter!) I truly love the change of seasons.
If you find yourself NOT looking forward to the upcoming winter, make it a point to get outside now. Take in some of that fresh air and check out the local colour, whether on foot or for a drive in a rural area.
Savour the season for what it offers. Peace. Tranquility. Colour. Stillness. Take it in and enjoy while it’s here.
It just may make the upcoming winter season, easier to embrace.