Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Last Hurrah ... Maybe

On Saturday, after JJ's game, we didn't want to waste what may be the last very good day of the season. We were expecting rain the next day, but on this day, the sun was shining, and the trees were still very colourful, So, we decided that a drive into the country was what needed to happen.

We headed out to Wheeler's Maple Sugar Camp for a late-ish lunch and saw many beautiful stands of colour on our route. I finally managed to find a spot to take a roadside photo.


Wheelers was busy with both cars and motorcycles. Thankfully, the motorcycles weren't Hells Angels but a group of armed services vets.


Pointing the camera in the other direction, the old shack was well framed by the trees.


After lunch, we took a short but glorious walk on the trail in the sugar bush. It was lovely with leaves both underfoot and overhead. In some of the photos, you can see the boulders on this Precambrian Shield bedrock. They were deposited here near the end of the ice age. You can also glimpse the maple sap lines in some photos.





As we are wont to do, we took the long way home driving on some pretty rural roads that weren't always paved.

The next few shots are of the little hamlet of Watsons Corners.



Finally, one more shot from the roadside.


The colour will soon fade as we go into two poor photographic months. The trees will be bare, and there will be very few pretty sights before the snow falls. What is an outdoor type of photographer to do?


10 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Spectacular! Nature gives us a few weeks to glory in her beauty before she assaults us with the cold and snow.

TexWisGirl said...

love that golden glow within the trees! and go, bikers, go!

troutbirder said...

A glorious maple sugar golden day. Reminds me of our visit to Vermont some years ago...:)

Tabor said...

This turned out to be a great fall.

Mage said...

It's time for black and white with the drama of the contrast pushed. :) LOL

Silver Willow said...

stunning, as usual from you!

Kerry said...

Fabulous colors! Golden orange and blue can't be topped.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . Oh I always find something to photograph outside no matter the weather . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Kay said...

OH wow! This is so gorgeous! I love walking in the woods in fall. I miss it.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Those golden hues and oranges are so wonderful to see, AC. We had more color in Nashua, NH, this week and by next week even more trees will be turning.