Farewell Autumn


Ah what a magnificent fall we have had this year. Not thrilled though this week brought on a sudden drop in temperature plus that horrid white fluff descending from above. I quickly made a "Winter Keep Sane List". It is a collection of indoor creative projects to tackle on those "do not venture into the blizzard days". Looking forward to working on stills & macro, a few ideas involving the pups in studio shots and trying my hand at keeping a watercolor journal.


So for our last fall hooray hike, we headed out to Purplewoods Conservation which is a very popular sugar bush - you can spot the blue syrup tubing along the side of the trail.


 After a long decline on our path we came to the Sugar Shack. Here we spotted a notice tacked to the wall. 

Black Bear Sighted at Purple Woods Conservation Area - July 13, 2014 at 4:00pm. A visitor to the conservation area reported seeing a black bear down by the Sugar Shack on the above date. For your own personal safety, and for the well being of bears, it is important to learn about bears and their behaviour. Bears usually avoid humans. Generally, you won't see a bear even if one is close by.

Look left - look right...just a tad nervous after reading that! Being the brave [not] soul I am we ventured on.


I love the woods after a rainfall - so vibrant with green and gold.


At the end of the trail we found ourselves on the roadside by an old train track.


And then we saw the most magnificent view! The clouds were like a giant softbox creating this golden glow over the fields. 


A car pulled up beside us and said "gorgeous view isn't it! Just so you know the property owners do not take kindly to having it photographed though". Oh ok thanks I said. As she drove off I thought; public road, public view... well worth savouring the moment. So I snapped. After editing these I think I am happy I'm a bit of a rebel.
Fact 26 About Me
[Part of the "30 Things About Me" Series]

The Urban Dictionary says a "rebel is a person who stands up for their own personal opinions despite what anyone else says. A true rebel stands up for what they believe is right, not against what's right." Yeah that's a bit like me.


EG CameraGirl said...

The countryside is so lovely! There seem to have been many bears reported this year. I wonder why!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

What can I possibly say about your absolutely gorgeous pictures ?
They evoke such emotions from me because I so love the composition, colour, these gorgeous areas you stop by to take them ... You are right about the contrast of the vibrant green and gold .. the woods have such atmosphere .. I spent a lot of my childhood in woods and I will never forget how the enveloped and comforted me.
I think that is why I have such strong feelings when I see your pictures ... they are simply perfect in my mind's eye and childhood memories.
Thank you !
Joy : )

Judy said...

Wow!! What a way to end the season of outdoor photography!! I love the first and last images, but the macros are my favourites!!! I look forward to seeing more of your pups!!

Kathy said...

Black bears have actually been spotted recently in East Texas. I DO NOT wish to meet one in our woods!


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