|Lake Padden this morning|
The clouds cleared a little, and the lake was as still as glass, as you can see in this picture, giving a wonderful reflection of the golden leaves on the far shore. Because of all our recent rain, the grass is green and lush, too. This is the time of year when the golden leaves look translucent, as if the light might be emanating from within. The dark trunks, saturated with moisture, add to the illusion.
I had a rather strenuous yoga class yesterday, which is when I began to realize that my right hip was in a bit of distress from Thursday's hike. Last night I wondered if it would be prudent to stay home and rest, but by the time I'd made one lap of the lake this morning, all the pain was gone. I'm convinced that working through pain can be beneficial, at least sometimes. The trick is deciding when. Today I made the right decision and am feeling happy and rather pleased with myself.