Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Heading Out

We're off on our almost annual, autumnal trip to cottage country. I say almost because we didn't make it last year because we still had that doddery old but much beloved cat, Bella, who required much care. She passed on a few weeks later, which enabled us to get up there for a few days in November, much too late for autumn but just in time for the first snowfall, which was rather pleasant.

Autumn is proceeding apace now, but due mostly to weather, I haven't yet taken one single solitary lonely photo. By turns, it has been either too windy, too cloudy, too rainy or too cold, or even some mixture of those sad conditions.  Last evening, for example, it poured cats and dogs while it thundered, and lightninged.

Even as we head out today, planning to take the prettier backroads with the hope of catching some nice photo ops, it promises to be dull and rainy This is not really such a wonderful promise, not one I want the weatherperson to actually keep, but probably the kind that s/he will make sure to deliver. Further to that gloomy outlook, two of the next three days are predicted to be even duller and rainier. Seeing that colour has likely already peaked around the cottage, this doesn't augur propitiously for my camera and me.

So what I will do in this farewell-for-now post is leave you with a few photos from our last autumnal trip, two years ago. My farewell rather makes it sound like we're embarking on a lengthy round-the-world trip, but we'll probably be gone for only a week, give or take. So it's not actually so much a farewell as a see-you-soon.

From the cottage property





Near the Cottage





On the Way




15 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

Great photos (of course). You all have a good time.

Marie Smith said...

Wow! Enjoy!

Shammickite said...

I have been hoping to get out and wander the trails in York Regional Forest, but it's been too dull and chilly. But today it's 24C! Crazy weather. Have a nice trip to the cottage.

troutbirder said...

As to your fall photos absolutely stunning. And your far from us
Canadian weather is exactly the same as we have been having here in the Upper Midwest....ugly...:(

Marty Damon said...

Gorgeous scenes!
Have a wonderful trip.

Should Fish More said...

Beautiful photographs. Snowing here for the last several hours.

Tabor said...

Take me, please!

Jim Flack said...

Absolutely beautiful photos. What beautiful country! Our fall is just now getting started, but looking at the weather, we are expecting a plunge in temperatures in about 24 hours. Highs only in the 50F range with cold nights down to around freezing. It's about time to take in the yard decor and batten down the hatches around here. I am so not ready, yet I like the cooler rather than the HOT humid stuff we've been having! Have a safe trip and wonderful time even if the weather is not quite to your liking!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Wish some of that foliage color was here in NH and it may be in some areas, but not much in Nashua,nyet. Enjoy your time away at the corpttage and what a shame to have to endure such beauty.

Haddock said...

Wow.... fall colours are really beautiful.
The last picture is the best.

Mage said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing that passionate color with us.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos . It was hot and humid down here a few days ago and we had a mix of rain and sunshine but now the heat has gone and the fresh cool air is upon us finally and some of our trees down here are full of colour whilst others take their time . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend .

Hena Tayeb said...

Beautiful photographs.

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Jenny Woolf said...

Lucky you to have such a lovely place to go to ! I hope it looks like that and isn't raining too much when you get there!

Jenn Jilks said...

I think the season is about done. Good thing we have photos!!!