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Sunday, 4 October 2020

An autumn ride

It is a beautiful fall morning. The heat and humidity are gone now and temperatures are seasonal. A jacket is in order. The colours of autumn brighten the way as we cycle on the Confederation Trail.


We leave from Emerald this time, a pretty farming community in the centre of the island. Many fields are already harvested though some have equipment turning over the soil today. Gulls cover the newly exposed earth, gathering the spoils of the ploughing.


The trail is leaf covered in places and they crunch as we pass through. 





In some areas, large ferns are rusty now. They catch the sunlight filtered through the trees and lower in the sky on this autumn morning.





There are many red maples along this trail and we ride over perfect Canadian flag specimens spread out under the colourful trees. 





Through the trees, we see horses grazing in a field not far from a farm house. 




There are large farm properties along this section of trail. 





In another area, an old barn has succumbed to the elements.





As we approach the turning point for us today, we see a herd of cows, many large with calf. 





They graze on one side of the trail, while on the opposite side rolls of hay for the coming winter are ready to go.





Every so often I stop to take photos, one foot on the ground, the other on a peddle. However, every so often, I get off the bike and take a look around. Some scenes require your full attention. 







 


27 comments:

DJan said...

Such a lovely, serene environment you have, Marie. I love your pictures and especially that gentle last one of the bike. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Pretty views of the trail, I love the horses and the cows. Pretty Autumn colors and trees. The last photo of the trail and your bike is lovely. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's always a pleasure to see horses and cattle in the fields!

Linda said...

Stunningly beautiful ride.

bill burke said...

What a nice ride through the countryside. Lots of autumn colours and some fine looking animals. I love the photo with your bike on the trail, very nice! Have a great day and a fantastic new week.

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful photos with beautiful descriptions. Enjoy the week and stay safe Diane

The Liberty Belle said...

Nice photos that really capture the beauty of this autumnal season. Have a lovely day.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I enjoyed the photos of your ride, quite a variety of scenes. That old barn's not getting back up from there!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much.
I loved it all, but found the slow collapse of the barn not only beautiful but moving...

At Home In New Zealand said...

Lovely to hear you are out and about and appreciating all the beauty autumn has to offer. I hope the season lasts a little longer for you, before winter arrives in all its glory :)

Red said...

I'm sure that this is a good way to see P.E.I.

Joanne Noragon said...

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judee said...

I love seeing all your beautiful photos deep in nature. I often ride through in the car, but seldom walk or bike it anymore. You really get close up and get some beautiful shots..

Ruth Hiebert said...

You have captured stunning beauty. I love walking through fallen leaves and hearing that crunch.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

The more I see these scenes the more I vow to myself to get back down to PEI once the pandemic loosens its grip and permits us to travel again.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful ride. Crunchy walks in autumn bring back memories. Your trail there is nice and wide, enough for a moonlight hay ride.

Rose said...

What a beautiful ride you had...so much to.look at and see. I enjoyed all you shared.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Lovely photos, love the great horse picture. Do you have hills on PEI? It looks so flat from your photos and perfect for bike riding for pleasure.💖

Debbie said...

wow marie, you images are really spectacular...crisp and clear, i feel like i am right there with you!! that is one gorgeous horse and because i am an animal lover, those are some fine looking cows too!!

Anvilcloud said...

I am slightly taken by surprise when I see a dilapidated building in PEI, for every building that I saw seemed so well kept when I was there, albeit briefly.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous series of images Marie, the autumn colours superb.. and all that beneficial exercise along the way, perfect 🍁💙

photowannabe said...

Simply gorgeous.
This really feels like Fall is about ready to burst forth into amazing color.
You captured the horse so perfectly..the sunlight just kissed him beautifully.
The last shot with your bicycle tells the story of your ride. I love everything about it.
Sue

William Kendall said...

Beautiful fall colours.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Your last photo is sweet ... your bike (your new best friend) just waiting patiently for you to get back.

Catarina said...

Very good captures that show us how beautiful P.E.I. is.
:)

Helen said...

I am so missing PEI's autumn colours. Thank you for refreshing my memory of it's ever changing beauty.

Glenda Beall said...

Your gorgeous pictures bring back memories of hikes with my husband in the fall. Such beauty and you capture it so well. Thank you for taking me on this bike ride with you.