All it takes to lose that is a heavy rainfall and lots of wind, and that happen so quickly here. The fall has been so much drearier than usual - overcast skies for weeks on end, colder than normal temperatures and just a general misery that after a couple of steady weeks of that, you begin to feel a malaise that makes you wish it were over.
What you need at that point is just one day - only a single day of wonderful, brilliant sunshine, a camera, a car, and a good healthy walk around the country roads. Here, doing that is pretty easy since we're less than 5 minutes from all that delicious countryside. One of my favourite things to do in the fall is visit the wildlife sanctuary - here, it is mostly varieties of birds and fowl (like ducks, and swans), but if you're really lucky you can catch a snake warming itself on a rock in the late season sun, or a turtle that's yet to dig into the mud for the winter sleep.
Sometimes you'll find a hare or jackrabbit (hard to chase those), and lots of chipmunks and squirrels still gathering their winter stock.
At this time of year, the sanctuary is relatively peaceful, but absolutely beautiful with it's fall leaves.
|Ayers-Right Sanctuary, Oro-Medonte|
|Bass Lake Sideroad near the Sanctuary|
|Sanctuary stump with colourful growth.|
|River in Autumn|
|Fall colours at the Sanctuary|
|Fall path at Sanctuary|
|Westridge Park in Fall|
|Fall Tree Tunnel|
|Country Horse Ranch|
|A brilliant tunnel of trees over a rural road.|
Dat's all for now folks ... though I still have even more fall ones. Can't post them all at once!