Mixed feelings

Today is the first day of Fall, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that. I mean there are pros and cons to everything right? On the one hand, I really miss Summer already. Summer is my favourite season, and I could easily live in a climate that is warm all year round. We had an extremely hot and dry summer this year, and that meant that I was in my happy place every day :). Obviously, nobody likes it when it is extremely humid, but when you live in an area where the winters can be brutal, I believe in enjoying every minute of summertime weather. I keep looking out at my deck missing my times reading and basking in the sun.  Sigh!!

On the other hand, my house was quite chilly the other night, and I must admit that it was really nice to curl up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket and a mug of hot apple cider while I caught up on my emails and some TV shows that I had recorded. It’s nice to be able to enjoy some inside activities now instead of spending so much time maintaining gardens and lawns.

So, in celebration of the first day of Fall, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of a conservation area that Mike and I often visit to take in the Fall colours. The first one was taken looking up at Old Baldy which is near Kimberley, Ontario, south of Meaford, Ontario. You can drive up to the top of Old Baldy which is at the top of the Niagara Escarpment and rises 152 metres above the Beaver Valley. There is a trail to the edge of the lookout, and the view is breathtaking!!

I have taken many photos from the lookout and from the road below looking up at Old Baldy, but I always make sure to take shots of the landscape below Old Baldy when the trees have turned because of this red barn. I just love the little splash of red in the middle of all the other colours. Hopefully the colours will be good this year, so I can try some shots with my new camera :).

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21 Responses to Mixed feelings

  1. love these harbingers of what is to come–and I love the barn also — don’t know why but I find them comforting – probably because I was raised in the country surrounded by farms

  2. sayvan says:

    I am with ya…. I am sitting in the living room thinking about what I should post… I see the trees blowing through the window (well out the window, there not actually coming through), and I can tell its damp and chilly…. only 6 months till spring….great shots… although I have to admit I had a little chuckle when I read about the first one… old baldy just above beaver valley….. I will just stop writing now…..

  3. Dor says:

    Fall has always been my favorite time of year – maybe because I grew up in Florida. The cool weather signals energy – like planning to take pictures of crumbling barns and foliage. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! 🙂

  4. benzeknees says:

    Fall is my favorite season because of the temperate weather & the beautiful colors!

  5. Love the photos. I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing here! 🙂

  6. zannyro says:

    O.k. Now stop showing off……those are gorgeous!! The rest of us should just pull blankets over our heads and put our cameras away until spring!

  7. Jeff Sinon says:

    No mixed feelings here! BRING ON THE COLOR!!! And after last years non winter, and as much as I hate working underneath peoples cars after a snow storm, I want snow!

  8. TBM says:

    Ah, I have to admit I love fall and I’m not a huge summer fan. My body hates the heat and when I lived in Boston I struggled with humidity. Lovely photos! What time for hot apple cider tonight? What shows are we watching?

    • Ok, so the hubby made homemade chili and homemade bread yesterday, so we can start out with that for supper and then sit down with our mugs of hot apple cider around 8pm. I’m going to be watching a new show called Revolution which is by the creators of Lost, and I can easily fill you in because it’s only the second episode. I wasn’t all that thrilled with the first episode, but I’m willing to give it a second chance. If we are not thrilled with it, we can get a refill on our hot apple cider and pick from one of over 700 dvd’s/blurays that we have. How does that sound?

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