Monday, October 3, 2011

Autumn Leaves/ Our World

 Autumn Leaves?

It's October and the leaves are changing so my husband and I decided to head for Ontario's Cottage Country early Saturday morning. When we started out,  the skies were overcast, but Environment Canada had promised sunshine and we ALWAYS trust the weather people (NOT). Well, we live in hope.

However Environment Canada was correct. The skies did clear. But the first changing leaves we saw were disappointing.

 Traveling into Cottage Country

We traveled on...and low and behold, there was not only light but also colour.

 Now, that's BETTER

This is the life, don't you think?

A closeup of almost blinding colour

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50 comments:

Kate said...

The turning leaves are truly spectacular. The boat house in the top photo is enormous. What a life!!

Zosia said...

Thank you! Hope there is more where this came from.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenery and autumn colors. Wonderful photos to share with Our World. Have a great day!

Roan said...

Brilliant colors!

Becky and Gary said...

What a romantic place! Your leaves are what we are hoping for, but this darn low pressure system over us has brought rain for the past 5 days, and won't give up! I am a weather watcher for one of the local TV stations, and even I can't change it. LOL
Aboutthe walnuts, after they are dry we roll them on the floor under foot till the outer shell comes off and then put them into a vice to carefully crack them.
Have a wonderful trip.
Becky

Madge said...

Sounds like a lovely day... our leaves aren't showing much color yet... as to the weatherman being trustworthy well, things aren't much different here in Seattle!

see you there! said...

It must be a photographers dream in your part of the world right now. Great color!

Darla

Sandra said...

I love that yellow house, it looks like they painted it to fit the fall colors. blazing glory you have here.

Cezar and Léia said...

The colors are splendid in your pictures, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Halcyon said...

We spent Saturday evening at the first annual Toronto Oktoberfest. It was very, very cold! Should have gone out to see the changing trees instead. :) You got some really nice shots.

Buttons said...

There is nothing like fall in Ontario great colour shots. I love the fall. B

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love the changing colours in these shots.

Torunn said...

Fantastic colors in October. In Norway it is also beautiful fall colors now, especially in the mountains.

Linnea said...

I'm jealous of those brilliant colors you've found! It never gets that colorful here in the San Fran Bay Area. Those "cottages" along the waterfront are quite delicious!

Gillian Olson said...

Bring on the beautiful colours,

Woody said...

Our colors are just starting, but it's been very cloudy and rainy, so the colors are very muted. I like you blinding color :-)

Jacob said...

The Cottage Country on Lake Simcoe?

You're trying to make us Floridians jealous, aren't you? We get some color change here in north central Florida but usually not until December!

So lovely. I am jealous. Well, envious, at least!

RedPat said...

A taste of what is to come - very little change here yet. Nice ones EG!

Sylvia K said...

The turning leaves are gorgeous -- I think a number of us were having the same thoughts as we celebrate the beginning of fall in many of our worlds! Love that last capture in particular, but they're all beautiful! Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the changing leaves. I love all the different stages of autumn.

Rose said...

I like them all, EG! I just simply love fall.

Cildemer said...

Very nice series! Love the colours in the second and last shot!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Barb said...

I like seeing your reds and oranges which we don't get here at high altitude. Seeing the water view is an extra bonus for me!

Photo Cache said...

I really love the colors you northerners get as opposed to what we get here in the west. How much more colorful your leaves are.

Karen said...

The leaves are just turning brown, not much colour, so I really enjoyed seeing your photos!

ρομπερτ said...

Beauty that makes drunk.


Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Gary said...

Up in the true North we're way ahead of them!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing colours. I've only seen the leaves in Ontario once, and I was there for a funeral, so I didn't have a camera or even think of one. I'll have to come back.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dianne said...

Ah! how I love the autumnal colours - Thank you for taking me along for the drive - it's beautiful!

Reader Wil said...

Autumn has such rich golden colours, that's what I like so much about this time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Autumn leaves can offer blinding, beautiful colour! A fascinating series of photos!

Paulie said...

Definitely autumn beauty there!

Al said...

That certainly is some great color! We have such limited color where I live, we have the beautiful aspen trees with their golden fall color but not much else for variety.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I need sunglasses to view that last photo. ;) Outstanding.

One said...

How I envy you. These colors are just lovely. My favorite season got to be fall but we have never experienced it here in a tropical country. I did spend one fall in Toronto and the Niagara Falls though.

Jack said...

This looks like a pretty place to spend the weekend. So far, we haven't had much change of color, and what we are getting is pretty weak. I have read that the forecasters here predict a duller autumn than usual.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Love the leaves and fall colors. We went to the mountains over the weekend but it is far too early for leaves to change here. We will look at yours while we wait.
Beautiful shots. What a lovely area.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Joyful said...

I love Fall colours, especially in Ontario/Quebec. So beautiful.

Ebie said...

Blazing red, that's what I love in the Northeast or Northwest, but not where we are.

But hopefully, we can see the same colors on our road trip this weekend.

Arija said...

Yep, there's nothing quite like a sugar maple for fall colour. It really is happening in your world. Fall is dressing herself up all right.

Lucka said...

I love thosen autumn colors. Great shots.

Indrani said...

Lovely fall colors.

Judy said...

That last shot is really beautiful!!

Gattina said...

It really looks like fall ! I can't say that from Belgium, the trees are still quiet green. Unusual for October. Beautiful pictures !

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi there I am visiting your site as another Our World Tuesday participant today. Beautiful I would love to see Autumn in your part of the world for myself one day.

Kathiesbirds said...

Ah...so colorful, but then comes snow!

Emille said...

The colors in the next to last pic are so vibrant and alive! It must be great to live there now in the Fall!

La Principessa Errante said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, I am so jealous of people that live where the leaves change such beautiful colors.

Red Nomad OZ said...

The water shots are reminiscent of a pointillist painting! But it'll be a long 6 months before we see autumn colours downunder in OZ ...

Jackie said...

Beautiful Fall colours, and the boat house is lovely. I wouldn't mind living in that place! I wish the wind here would give our leaves a chance to turn colour before it blows them away!

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