Monday, October 25, 2010

A Cool but Colourful Saunter

Friday, on our round trip, there were countless photo ops. But when you're travelling, they pass by quickly, usually with very little opportunity to pull over. So it was that we have no pictures; and certainly none of foxes or wolves who were very quick to cross the road into the forest at the other side. No, you're stuck with either believing or disbelieving that one.

Come Saturday, we were able to take some photos after Cuppa made a picnic lunch to take to the park. As we headed out, it looked promising despite to cool temperatures because the sun was out. So, having arrived at the park, we exited the car and made for a picnic table. Naturally, just as we arrived at the table, the clouds managed to roll across the sun. We sat at the table for a few minutes, but the cool temperatures, plus the wind, plus the ominous amount of clouds in the sky soon sent us back to the car.

We had our lunch in the relative warmth of Harriet the Chariot, but were disappointed not to be able to take at least one photo of ourselves enjoying a picnic lunch in the great outdoors because Althegal so looks forward to these sorts of pictures. In fact, she has often mentioned this to us and pleaded for more: he said, speaking just a tad sarcastically.

We did walk a bit after our lunch; fortunately, there remained just enough colour to satisfy our spirits and to persuade us to snap a few photos, several of which I present below. In the first picture, Cuppa, in the distance, drinks Tim's coffee from her travel mug. However, even carrying a mug around was enough to make the hand cold as I was forced to keep switching my own mug from hand to hand in an attempt to minimize the discomfort. It helped a little, but also informed me that eating in the vehicle had been the right choice.

Before, I mosey off, permit me the reminder that it's only two months until Santa comes down the chimney.




17 comments:

JunieRose2005 said...

AC,

The beauty of these pics was well worth your discomfort of braving
the chilly weather! :) Thanks!


Junie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi AC, your opening comments about not being able to get good shots while traveling is right on. There have been so many great fall colors while we've been on day trips through Maine, but either too many power lines or no place to pull over. Still, I did try and will post those window shots - eventually. Enjoyed your fall colors and we also like Tim's coffee!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi AC, your opening comments about not being able to get good shots while traveling is right on. There have been so many great fall colors while we've been on day trips through Maine, but either too many power lines or no place to pull over. Still, I did try and will post those window shots - eventually. Enjoyed your fall colors and we also like Tim's coffee!

Anvilcloud said...

B. What's your experience with Tims? Have you travelled up here, or have you found it down there?

Mary G said...

You did indeed find some colour - Andy Hayden park, perhaps?
I too have been complaining about the difficulty of combining car ride and photography. Every great shot seems to be accompanied by a lack of verge on the road and a maniac on my tail.
I am contemplating how to photograph mist at the moment.

Mara said...

Great photos. I've got two small trees in my garden that turn red. They are not good trees, but they turn red in the autumn, so they will stay!

Bernie said...

Lovely Fall pctures AC...we are cold here today and everything is covered with the white stuff out there.
My friend Wanda, who lives in SW Ohio gets Tim Horton's coffee at Costco......:-) Hugs

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Now those pics aren't too bad. We would give anything for some darker clouds which would mean rain. No rain here for months. Not as beautiful fall show of trees as usual. It is still nice and warm for sure. Blessings
QMM

Diana said...

The colors were really beautiful AC! Try to keep them bones warm! It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. In five weeks it will be a year since mom passed. And I still have trouble wrapping my mind around that fact. Love Di ♥

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I thought you would have had snow by now! Our leaves are largely gone. We are waiting for Winter but never quite prepared for it.

Judy said...

Oh! I am SOOO glad that I am not the only person alerting the masses that Christmas is on it's way!

Anvilcloud said...

I certainly thought of you when I posted that. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

AC, if you are referring to Tim Horton, then his coffee shops are in New England and we have been in them in RI and Maine.

Anvilcloud said...

It's just Tims or Timmies up here -- not officially, of course.

Jinksy said...

Oo er! Pink trees? Pretty!

Kila said...

Beautiful colors.

No fall colors here. Odd to see pumpkins sitting out in 85F weather. I like that fall here is just an extension of summer!

Anvilcloud said...

Stop it, Kila. Just stop it. :)