Saturday, October 07, 2006

Autumn Colours and Elvis



We had a sunny day yesterday, and it also dawned on us that, quite suddenly, autumn colours were at their prime, so we headed out on a drive to see what we could see. Because recent high winds have knocked a lot of leaves down prematurely, the colours may not have been quite up to usual standards, but, as you can see from the photos above where we crossed the Madawaska River on our way to Renfrew, they weren't too shabby either.


It was Cuppa who decided that we should go for a drive, and when the lady speaks I listen. We drove to and through Renfrew and then crossed the Ottawa River into Quebec. We hadn't been to that area previously. The crossing to Quebec was basically made over a power dam, and we returned via the ferry that operates out of Quyon, Quebec. On the road to the ferry we passed this decrepit fairgrounds building with Elvis looming large.


13 comments:

Gina said...

"when the lady speaks, I listen."

Now that's a husband for you!

I'm not a huge Elvis fan, but I'm diggin' that picture.

Anonymous said...

Elvis was country music? Huh. I always thought he was rock & roll. Then again, what would I know. I moved to North America after he'd died.

GORGEOUS colors, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Country Music Jam Fest with Elvis in silk pajamas.

Huh.

Coll said...

I love this time of season for all of its colour.. and you are right.. it is prime right now. A strong, almost gale force wind ripped through our city last night. I haven't yet looked out the window. I am sure most of the trees are now bare.

PBS said...

I wonder what year that billboard was put up? Very cool!

mreddie said...

That's why folks don't see Elvis in the states anymore - he's in Canada. Great photos but the stepping stones in the one looked a bit far apart. :) ec

Turtle Guy said...

I enjoyed the Indian Summer in Ontario in '99 and the fall coulours then were just as amazing as your photos depict today.

Thanks so much for sharing. Good memories here.

pupski said...

great photo, and great colours!

The very nice man said...

Brilliant pictures! Wanna go there now!!

Bonita said...

Not sure I've ever seen Elvis in PJ's before. And, no sequins?

Ginnie said...

Lovely photos. I'm heading north in 10 days to see the same in NY State. Were you able to discern when that billboard was put up? Does the sign say 1968...I can't read it. All the best. Ginnie

Karla said...

I love this time of year, with all the leaves changing into brilliant colours. The leaves on the trees here are still pretty green, but I'm really looking forward to heading north next weekend and seeing all the fall colours.

Those are breathtaking photos!

Tim Rice said...

Loved your beautiful autumn colors especially in the first picture. Thanks!