Monday Moment: Sunny Fall Day

14.October 2013

Monday Moment

It has been unseasonably warm here in southern Ontario. This is obviously good for those of us who enjoy squeaking out the last flip flop days and sneaking one last beer on a sunny patio. It is not so good, however, for those of us who were hoping to revel in the beauty of the infamous fall colours of the area.

Without a good early frost the trees are confused. Their internal clocks tell them it is time to let the leaves go but the weather tricks them into thinking it is still late summer. The leaves are falling but they lack the brilliant hues I was so looking forward to seeing. It doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful though. Yesterday we took a drive through the country side and came home inspired by beauty.

The leaves have fallen but beauty remains.

Wild grapes along the fence line.

The leaves want to be brilliant.


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7 Responses to “Monday Moment: Sunny Fall Day”

  1. Glenda J Says:

    Beautiful photos… nice that you are having the same sunshine we are… :) Happy autumn.
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  2. Emily Says:

    I grew up in Calgary where the leaves don’t really turn vibrant colours of yellows, oranges and reds (generally a snow would happen and that was it!). I remember my first autumn a decade ago and wandering the Gatineau feeling completely amazed that fall colours actually happen…that there really is a season sandwiched between summer and winter!
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  3. Hogga Says:

    so many beautiful photo ops in the fall
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  4. Corinne Says:

    Very pretty! I especially love the grapes!
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  5. Jessica Says:

    The fall colours are one of those things that I took for granted when I lived in Ontario, and now I really miss it. I hope you’ll get to see at least a little colour this autumn :).
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  6. Arti Says:

    Stunning captures! I love the way the sunrays filter in through the dried branches. And those grapes shine in the light, beautiful :)
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  7. nicole | the wondernuts Says:

    Those grapes remind me of time my cousin and I ate our way through a tiny vineyard. Good times.

    You have very lovely photos. =)
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