This is my favorite time of the year, especially when the sun is out. We usually go to the lake in La Ferté-Bernard several times a year. In summer it is delightful for its big sandy beach and rides for the kids, but in the fall it is very special. The rides have all been stored away and the crowds stay home, so we have the place almost to ourselves. You can walk all around the lake, which is really very pretty. When the kids come visit, which they do for the fall break every year, we always go to the lake and build sand castles on the beach together.
This week we had a delightful day at the lake with Quinn and Zinnie. The weather was perfect, the colors were beautiful and the rhythm of life has become so slow and pleasant, that we really had nothing to distract us from pure enjoyment.
The kids were with us all week. They helped us in the garden on several afternoons. We're putting it to bed for the winter. Another year come and gone.