Dark and light
vividly etching wild colors
through the horizon.
The charm of sunset
makes me want
to scurry home.
~ Tara Estacaan
Are you ready to pick up where we left off in the last post?
We had been wandering the shores of Little Lake when we stopped for ice cream. Evening was quickly approaching.
I was chatting on the phone with my son at the time that I took this pic. Yes, I put my boy on hold for a photo op.
Although it's impossible to see it clearly, this isn't a squirrel on the dock. Though I thought it was at first, I soon realized that it was actually a young mink out for a bit of an exploration. I saw it more clearly on another night but it was even darker out and I never got a good shot of it.
Just a little later, a couple walk hand in hand along that same dock.
Local kids get a last game of volleyball in before it's too dark to see.
Moments later, the game and net were abandoned until another day and one of the players readied his bike for the ride back home.
A peaceful spot to sit and watch the sun go down.
They light up the fountain at night. It changes colours several times through the course of the evening.
Just a man and his dog, enjoying the peace of Little Lake.
This is probably the most romantic scenes I have ever happened upon. A lantern-lit dinner for two on a picnic bench along the water's edge. There was music playing from across the lake - one of the many free evening concerts offered by this wonderful town.
Thanks for walking with me. It's always nice to have some company while wandering about town, and yours is always the best.
More photos coming up before too much longer.