The weather actually turned around this weekend. It went from driving rain to beautiful sun and warm temps in a couple of hours. The family and I took advantage of this and went for pumpkins and a hike.
After picking out our perfect jack-o'-lanterns in training, we headed into the woods of Baddeck to hike along Uisge Ban Falls. If someone could bottle the smell of the woods in fall, I'd buy it to keep all year round.
Look at those colours! Isn't it beautiful? We had fun tromping along the trail, looking at the falling leaves and funky mushrooms. We didn't see any animals, except for a couple of poodles on leashes, but that's just as well. I'm always on the look out for coyotes. They can stay deep in the woods, thanks.
On the book front, I'm reading The Castle of Wolfenbach by Eliza Parsons for the Classic Circuit. As I suspected, there are swooning ladies galore. If I made it into a drinking game, I'd be sloshed after two pages. Still, I'm loving it, all it's missing is vampires. I've downloaded The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury on audiobook. I'm not sure what to expect with that one. I'll get to it soon.
Books came in the mail as well this week. The folks at Simon and Schuster surprised me with The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman and Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean. Two very different books but both seem interesting. Amanda (Dead White Guys) sent me Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I'm curious about that one.
In a fit of boredom over my music (and an issue with itunes), I listened to a couple of podcasts this week. I always enjoy Books on the Nightstand and the latest episode was particularly interesting. Not only did they discuss The Night Strangers (which I reviewed this past week) but they revealed how they get their podcasts to sound so good.
I also discovered that the ladies who wrote Run Like a Mother have their own podcast now: Another Mother Runner Radio. I listened to Kill the Hill podcast and found a lot of useful tips. I'm having a hard time running lately and the hilly areas around my house don't help. Hills are my enemy. I'm going to give their strategies a try.
That was my week. How was yours? Anything exciting happening?