lt's a tradition.
Every October, around the middle of the month, Laurel and I walk around central Oregon's Suttle Lake. We love the color of the vine maples, even if we don't always love the weather -- which can range from sunny and warm to rainy and cold.
This year it was cloudy and cool, moderate.
Guess it has to do with changing temperature, rainfall, and such at Suttle Lake. Or maybe the vine maples just get in unpredictable moods. This month the theme was more orange'y and lemon-green than vibrant red. Still beautiful.
This was Zu Zu's first visit to Suttle Lake. She's also known as Dog #2, to distinguish her from Dog #1, Serena, who, at twelve and a half, didn't make the walk. It would have taken us forever, or close to it, given Serena's stately senior-canine-citizen meandering speed.