My favourite term for an extended summer is Babye Leto (Бабье лето) – a Russian turn of phrase that translates to “Old Ladies’ Summer.”
How amazing is that? It just conjures up the bloody best imagery.
I can see it now: a gaggle of giggling grandmas, sunning their legs, sipping mimosas, adjusting their sunglasses, remarking every so often on the heat, or, you know, KIDS THESE DAYS.
And believe me when I say that out here on the West Coast of Canada the elderly babushkas have been having an absolute field day weather-wise.
Today for instance, the mercury is hovering around 20 degrees centigrade, the sky burns a deep, cerulean blue, and the trees either glow soft reds, oranges, and yellows or simmer deep purples, greens, and browns.
It is autumn perfection.
M and I have been bopping about the lower mainland, spending as much time outside as possible – going for runs, playing tennis (in shorts and t-shirts!), taking long walks down by the water, and venturing out for late night dinner dates.
I cannot think of a better way of spending a long weekend.
Here are some snaps from our adventures of late:
Into the woods.
Down by the bay.
I hope you all had a stunningly beautiful weekend, filled with sun, love, and laughter.
And if not, I recommend moving to BC.
It’s pretty rad round these parts.
And pretty pretty too.