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Friday, 24 November 2017

The calm

A wind storm was on the horizon. This time of year that usually means the last of the leaves will fall from the trees. However on this peaceful morning before the storm, it was picnic time. We headed to one of our favourite picnic settings, Cavendish Grove.


On our last visit to the Grove, the autumn drama had just begun. We had our picnic on a bench overlooking the basin. 




This time, we’d sit under the trees, with the leaves falling around us.


There were numerous picnic sites to choose from. We settled for a bench again, 




under a yellow-orange maple though picnic tables were available nearby. 


The last of the fall colour will soon be scattered on the earth, a crunch of dry leaves or wet ones stuck to your boots. The distinctive autumn smell hasn’t developed yet.




So we sat and took in the scene, as we enjoyed the homemade fare, which was simple but provided comfort. There is nothing like a mug of hot tea under the trees on a cool autumn day. We heard birds around us though they were invisible, even in the diminished foliage. 




Later, we walked the familiar paths, 




leaf covered now as the colour overhead thins. The remaining layers of colour...



Enough said.


34 comments:

  1. So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely excursion with me. :-)

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  2. It's the end of November and you don't have snow yet? Are you SURE you're in Canada?

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    1. We’ll have snow on the ground soon enough, Debra.

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  3. How wonderful to see that you have many places to hike this time of the year. Your yellow leaves are gorgeous! I like your paths covered with the fallen leaves.

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    1. I enjoy walking in those leaves this time of year, Tomoko.

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  4. It is beautiful. Every season has its good looks.

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    1. I agree, Joanne. Winter’s beauty will be here soon enough.

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  5. Oh my gosh, so stunning!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That's beautiful. Most of the leaves are off our trees now and a good number of them have come to rest in my backyard!

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    1. We cleaned ip the garden today, John.

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  7. One day I'm going to get to drink my coffee in a beautiful setting like that. Those pictures are the perfect vision of Fall that we don't get in Texas.

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    1. I cannot imagine fall any other way, Barbara.

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  8. I love going with you on your walks and picnics. Pretty scenery.

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    1. I enjoy sharing the walks with you, Mildred.

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  9. Oh my.
    How absolutely sublime. Blissful even.
    Thank you.

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  10. WoW!!! Autumn is so beautiful there and your pictures are gorgeous!!!!!

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  11. Words aren't necessary, really! Such beauty in these photos, simple joyful charm of the moment, in such a quiet, beautiful setting!

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    1. Those moments were special, Marilyn!

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  12. What incredibly beautiful photos Marie. The scenes, I love. Thank you!

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  13. All the pictures are breathtaking! However, if I had to choose 2, I would choose the last 2. Every autumn my dream is to find a path covered with leaves exactly like that one.
    : )

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    1. There are lots of those paths here, Catarina.

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  14. Wonderful autumn colours especially in the final picture! Sarah x

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    1. The colour was gorgeous this year, Sarah.

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  15. What a wonderful sight Marie, the last of autumn colours are spectacular! Lovely too to be sitting as the last leaves fall around you like golden snowflakes ✨

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    1. The leaves falling around me like they did that day is one of the most peaceful times, PDP.

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