In just a few short days, we will bid adieu to this region of rock, trees, and lakes and head back toward suburbia. To quote Will, "parting is such sweet sorrow," and it is especially true at this glorious time of year. However, there's always something good about getting home too — such as high speed Internet access. <smile>
In the interim, we continue to enjoy autumn in the country and are trying to make the best of the few days that remain. In addition to a wonderful walk in the woods today, we were blessed to able to also sneak a little bicycle ride. Rain and/or wind and/or cold had thwarted us for over a week, but it was it a dry, over 10°C, and not terribly windy today; so we took advantage of Mother Nature's serendipitous offering.
This is only the fifth time that we have been able to get out in the three weeks or so that we have been here, but I finally seem to be finding the hills easier to ascend. If I pop the bike into a low enough gear and take my sweet time, I seem to be able to now make it up moderate hills without being completely overcome. Believe me; that's an improvement.
I took the above photo(s) last Monday at Algonquin Park and got the urge to play with it(them) a bit tonight. It's actually three photos of the same blue jay. I think that anybody can tell, but I like the result anyway. I also replaced the background; those are blurred trees from the same area.