It was a day to be outside. The sun was shining, there was not a cloud in the sky and the air was a refreshing 8 or 9 degrees. So off I went to Oakville, to wander the streets and have a coffee and maybe buy something. It is about a 15 minute drive to downtown Oakville from downtown Burlington where I live, but the two towns are very different. For one thing Oakville is not ruining their downtown and waterfront tearing down single family homes and replacing them with 3-storey townhomes and multi storey condos. But I digress.
I spent most of this sunny afternoon inside bookshops and antique stores and discovered an art exhibit that needed exploring. The annual World of Threads had just opened and that required more time spent indoors... though I did get to walk between the venues and take advantage of the fresh air and kick a few fallen leaves. Then I somehow spent $5.75 on a coffee and pastry. One really should learn to ask the prices first, but it was a non-descript, almost bare, bakery so one apparently expected a little less of it. To be fair, the spinach and cream cheese pastry was very good. Another difference between our towns is the lack of patios in Oakville, though I guess it wasn't quite warm enough for that.
I was thoroughly enjoying myself. Then very quickly it got darker and it felt like I should be heading home because everything would be closing. Except that it was only 4:30.
This is the one thing I do not like about the seasons that are not spring or summer.
It WAS a beautiful day wasn't it? We went for a little drive in the country and then went to Erin and had coffee and a sausage roll. Too too soon the light fades and the temperature dips.ReplyDelete
that would have been a nice drive. I might have needed more than a sausage roll, though...!Delete
It has something to do with daylight savings too, this early and depressing darkness. Why is it even called that? There is no daylight saved, just earlier darkness. Maybe we should all move to Saskatchewan, where they don't do daylight savings ... but winters can be pretty bleak there, I've heard.ReplyDelete
but they do have the best beaches, I've heard.Delete
That pastry does sound pretty good but it's a shame that there was no nice place to sit down and eat it. Sometimes the place where we live turns out to be the best place for these kinds of things.ReplyDelete
It wasn't too bad, they just hadn't spent much money or effort in making the place upscale and attractive.Delete
The days here have been so fabulous!! I have been enjoying them...and I too dislike the early darkness. Sigh!ReplyDelete
I spend the fabulous days indoors at the office and when I leave it's depressingly dark. I hate November. And January, and February, and March.ReplyDelete
I feel the very same way about the dark coming early each day..ReplyDelete
Gorgeous day here, too. But I hate the early nights!ReplyDelete