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|Country road in fall.|
|Glorious reds in Autumn.|
Spring grass has a light fresh green colour, and summer grass has a slightly dry and sometimes dull green from the hot days and little rain, but in fall it’s simply that colour we call green – grass green. The bright yellows, reds, oranges and sometimes brown or melon of the leaves contrasting with that lovely green is a jaw-dropping blast of brilliant contrast in our part of the world. I love it. Crisp days of sunshine, blue sky, and even bluer water.
|Pretty view of a canal.|
The colours of autumn reflect of the blue off the stiller waters like they were reflecting off a mirror - peaceful and gorgeous (gotta catch those shots early in the morning before the breezes come up).
In Canada, we’re celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday this weekend. We sort of look at this as the last official long weekend for things like camping, and summer cottages. Our area has many cottages that are winterized (which means they're kept open year round and do get used for winter activities), but those whose cottages aren’t, close them up over the Thanksgiving weekend and tuck them in for a long winter.
|Even a stormy day can be pretty.|
Boaters winterize their boats and put them into storage, classic car enthusiasts tuck their beauties into garages to keep them out of the winter snows and life slows down again for a little while.
Tourists are mostly gone and we have our town back, stores have Halloween decorations one one side of the aisle and Christmas on the other side (and sometimes the Christmas products show up before the Thanksgiving and Halloween ones - yeah, go figure!), kids are back in school, and the holidays are finished. At least until Christmas (love it too, but I could do without the snow).
Monday is our Thanksgiving (Oct 10 this year, since the actual day changes from year to year), and we’ve spent the weekend working in the gardens getting them ready to survive the long cold winter ahead; we also usually spend time driving about the rural roads trying to record the lovely autumn colors.
|Fall can make even a paved road look nice.|
At this time of year all it takes is a rainy, windy night and it’s over. The colours of fall lay strewn across field and pavement and lake, like so many pieces of confetti.
As is always the case, I’m not looking forward to winter at all. I hate the cold. I hate being cold. I hate the snow ... well I imagine you get it by now.
|Did anyone mention pumpkin pie?|