Today was windy, overcast, and intermittently drizzly, so we went to Port-la-Joye/Fort Amherst to admire the hawthorns and the earthwork ruins.
The remains of the fort strongly resemble golf course obstacles, especially since Parks Canada keeps them mowed.
There were also pretty woodland and meadow plants in abundance to complement the hawthorn spikiness, and I am completely satisfied with the trip. These berries are the fruits of lilies, and are a startling dark greyblue!
And the remnants of this year's
Queen Anne's Lace yarrow are everywhere.
It is a perfect cool afternoon for settling in outside with warm woollen knitting, so I am planning some quality time with Macausland 2-ply Medium project #2. I'm not ready to show it off to anyone yet, but look at the colour—it's a warm grey-brown that changes with the light. The woollen-spun yarn is reasonably smooth in the hank, but it bursts into bloom with blocking and creates fabric that's thick and supple and light and warm. Perfect.