Friday, October 14, 2016

Enchanted October!

We're nearly half-way through October and the fall season is in full swing here. I snapped several photos this past week showcasing some of the beauty and splendor of autumn in Ontario.

Here we are driving along the Highway 60 corridor into Algonquin Park to see the gorgeous fall colours at their peak!  We're so lucky to live just a short two-hour drive from this, the oldest provincial park in Canada!  It is one of the most picturesque places to see the fall foliage in Ontario, with the dominant colours being red and orange.  I actually stood in the middle of the highway to get this shot!  

We pulled over to breathe in the fresh air and gaze at the vibrant colours reflecting in the water.  I will never tire of this view!

Annabel, sitting and reflecting...

 Anita and I posing for a photo amidst the gorgeous scenery. We are both in our element here.  I so love this picture. In fact, we got it printed at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre on the same day! 

These are some of the trees we saw on our hike through the "Lookout Trail".   I spent most of the day in absolute awe of our surroundings.  We were even lucky enough to spot a Mama moose and her calf walking alongside each other in the forest by the highway.  I look forward to visiting again next year! 

Photo opportunities are lurking all along the old country roads in and around our city. I couldn't help snapping a photo of this pretty scene!  Don't you just love a rail fence?

And here's one last photo of Annabel enjoying a hay ride into a local pumpkin patch last Sunday! We picked out our pumpkins to take home where we will eventually carve them for Halloween. The tractor ride back to the barn was so much fun!  We ended the visit with a cup of hot apple cider before heading home. Our annual trips to the pumpkin patch always remind me of the Peanuts episode, "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".  And not one October goes by that I don't watch it.  It's tradition!


  1. Hi Rosinda, so happy that you posted again! Your photos are so beautiful! I can't get enough of this time of year. The colors are glorious! Each one could literally be a post card. Thank you for taking us along on your adventure : ) Your daughters are darling! I don't blame you for printing out the one of you and Anita. It's beautiful of you both! And the one of "reflecting Annabel"...priceless ♥ Great Pumpkin is on for us this Thursday. I can't wait! Traditions are the best...xoxoxox Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much, Danielle! Every fall, we look forward to our day trip to Algonquin Park. It never disappoints. Autumn in Ontario is just the prettiest! Enjoy watching the Great Pumpkin on Thursday!

  2. Rosinda, your photos are spectacular of the autumn beauty that surrounds you! I love the photos of you and your girls! Such special times and I'm sure special memories are made. Our leaves are just beginning to show a little color. We are having a few warmer days and then our temperatures will be dropping and hopefully aiding in the change of foliage for our trees.
    I came by to revisit your crispy chicken recipe and was treated to another beautiful post. Have a wonderful day, dear one. xo ♥

    1. Thank you so much, Martha Ellen! I appreciate your sweet comments. Enjoy the turning of the leaves. Ours are already beginning to fall! XO