Early Autumn, a time for contemplation

The leaves are gradually changing colour, lighting up the early Autumn landscape with splashes and swaths of glorious orange, gold, yellow, red, burgundy, crimson, brown and maroon splendour.  In a week or so, the forests, roadsides and countryside will be at their peak, on fire with intense colour.  Mother Nature’s fashion show: my favourite time of year is here again.  I am grateful for the opportunity to enjoy another Autumn in central Ontario.

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Around every corner is yet another inspirational scene.

Yellow daisy-like flowers spring up every Fall along this section of our backroad.  I couldn’t resist taking a video of them as they were gently swaying in the early afternoon autumn breeze.

They are bewitching in the sunlight, so bright and cheery.  Maybe the flowers are nature’s way of reminding those who pass by to slow down and enjoy them for a moment for winter is on it’s way soon.

Marshland, grasses and ground cover is equally stunning this time of year.

Soon winter will be here and the landscape will be blanketed in snow. But, I’ll be content to revive these memories of this Fall’s colour show.

Such reflection will see me through the cold winter, through the new, bright greens of spring and, God willing, eventually to the enjoyment of the splendour of another Autumn.

Mongolia — 2 up thru 5

We were in Mongolia and heading south to Ulaan Baatar. The first thing we noticed was the erratic driving on the highway with passing on corners, hills, and blind spots. The scenery started to change to more hills and fewer trees. We also noticed the aftermath of the flooding that had taken place in many […]

via Mongolia — 2 up thru 5

Hue are you?

Vincent van Gogh tried, Monet got close, but Mother Nature’s paintbrush is like no other artist.  The hues of summer are vibrant and alive, the variety and range of colour is astounding.

A Drive on the Wild Side

The next time you’re driving along a country road, slow down, look, and enjoy the wild.  The wild is right there on the side of all country roads this time of year, it’s colours include yellow, cream, pink, white, purples, brown, mustard and gold.

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You don’t have to look too hard or too far to see the wild, it reaches out to gently brush against your tires with its warm foliage.  When you get out of your car and listen, you can hear the wild in the form of songbirds, singing and rejoicing among the bulrushes and marshland reeds.

There’s more to dust-ridden roadside ditches than just gravel and dirt.  Slow down and take a second look, you’ll be rewarded with an eyeful of beauty you won’t see anywhere else.

Evening Splendor

Photos taken of last night’s sunset on Otter Lake (Parry Sound; May 10, 2018)