The forecast called for rain. My husband and I decided to go to the boardwalk anyway, hoping to complete a walk before the rain started. It was foggy too, not common for Summerside. The area had changed a great deal since our last visit. The colour had disappeared for the most part but if you looked closely, there was still much beauty to be found.
Fog is a lovely backdrop for the area by the gazebo. Along the shoreline, just beyond the stream, the gulls sing their songs, which have a haunting quality.
Across the stream, the foggy aura softens the grays of late autumn. The orange berries alongside the gazebo add just the proper touch of colour.
Grasses along the trail are rusty now, and provide great contrast to the grays of the tree trunks.
The wild cucumber vines, which thrive in August and September, are now but threads along bare branches,
with dangling seed pods.
A touch of spray paint would create a pretty garland!
Alders show the promise of spring with buds which lie in wait for light and heat again. The catkins are frozen in time and space.
The cedar adds some green to the scene and the clumps of cones are rich contrast.
The birds are busy too. A nuthatch is active around a feeder and fights off the chickadees for sunflower seeds.
Blue jays watch from the trees, ready to swoop down for any peanuts we might leave.
Chickadees are numerous too and watch for sunflower seeds any time someone pauses near the bridge.
We finished our walk just as the rain started. We took time to observe our surroundings and concluded there is much beauty this time of year if we take the time to notice.