Last weekend I organized a hike with some church friends to Eaton Canyon. It was meant to give us a chance to meet new peeps, get our hike on, and have some alone time (much needed as we enter the rush and bustle of the holidays). We walked a trail for about a mile, then hiked for another half mile to the waterfall. It was a beautiful day and the much-earlier-than-usual wake-up was well rewarded.
I sat under that oak for an hour and listened to the sound of water trickling over leaves and rocks. I looked up to see blue sky and birds. I looked down and fell in love with acorns, which I proceeded to collect and stuff in my backpack. Hope that's not considered stealing. In any case, I am obsessed with them now and keep them in a glass vase on my coffee table. To bring the outdoors indoors. My sweet little autum display.
It's a great time to be out and about in SoCal. It's getting cold at night, but the sun's out during the day. Here's to peaceful weekends and enjoying the coming holidays!