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 :).