I stand by my statement: early mornings are my favourite! The days are getting shorter, which means we don’t have to get up at the crack of 5:00 am to see mornings like this, which is kind of nice as the weather cools!
There is a definite chill in the air on the clear mornings, and the masses of leaves, crimson and golden, make sure we all know that autumn is here.
Last weekend we meandered along the Olympic Village seawall, one of our favourite early-morning locations in Vancouver. We see a few runners, dog-walkers and cyclists, but for the most part, it’s quiet and peaceful. Give it a few hours, and the atmosphere changes completely!
That morning, the water was smooth and still, and the air crisp and clear. It really was a glorious morning! We watched the buildings downtown turn from blue to orange, as the rising sun reflected off the glass. There is something so mesmerizing about the water on days like this – maybe it’s the peacefulness after a crazy week – but we never get tired of it.
Last week, Jonty’s appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon resulted in a CT scan of his knee, which showed a cracked patella. Not quite what we were expecting, but the bone pieces are aligned (which is a good thing) and the surgeon is hoping the bone fragment will fuse back to the kneecap without surgery (which will be a very good thing!). So, Jonty is sporting a very fashionable full-leg soft splint to keep his knee straight while the bone starts to heal. Another x-ray next week will show the bone is on the mend hopefully!
Until he can start to walk again, we’ll continue to find good crutch-friendly places to explore, and carry on with bouldering (for Moira) and pull-ups (for Jonty, over a hundred each session now)!
Happy Thanksgiving, family and friends! Enjoy this long weekend 🙂