Autumn is the year's last lovliest smile."
~ William Cullen Bryant
It's my absolute favorite time of year. And I spend it outdoors as much as possible. We had a feast for our eyes on a hike at Le Chalet à Gobet with Marley and his mom last week. I had all three dogs pose in this field. Odd how the least likely to maintain a sit-stay is the only one in the photo, huh?
Marley is good walking pal. Every time we see him, I'm sure he looks happy to see us. He howls and jumps around excitedly.
But he's a bit on the shy side and doesn't know what to make of Loki's crackery. So poor Juno has to be on the receiving end of the dork's autumn exhuberance. Ya, that's what I'm calling it.
He's lucky he has me to think of politically-correct nomenclature for his crack-a-tude.
The Swiss are real dog lovers. There are no fences at Chalet à Gobet. Just miles and miles of open fields and forest trails. We see plenty of dog walkers on our hikes here.
Chalet à Gobet is a large park open to hikers, bikers, runners, dog walkers, horseback riders, cross country skiers and snow shoers. And while I've had my choice of beautiful parks in the states, I would rank this as my all time favorite.
"Princess, which road should we take?"
"Only the nose knows Big Boy."
Autumn's vibrancy. Simply delicious. Nature's last magnificient stand at life.