Friday, 4 October 2013

Muskoka Trip Part I: The fall colours were amazing!

They predicted they would be rich and full, after last year's drought. They were right. But the
There is a face in the rock!
 leaves are nearly done.
We drove to Central Ontario, via Haliburton, Lake of Bays, Dwight, Huntsville, Bracebridge, to visit family and friends. Also, to check on my late parents' gravesite.

Yes, beautiful colours. Everyone, in cottage country, breathes a sigh when the tourists get back to the city, and school resumes. Summer and playtime is over, back to business for many. Cottage country citizens depend so heavily on tourism. Fall gives many a chance to breathe until snowmobile season begins.
Perhaps a bear in the rock face?!
I remember when they blasted, made rock cuts, for the highway.
Mind you, Cranberry Festival, in Bala, is coming soon, the weekend after Thanksgiving in October.

The fall tourists are plentiful, as well. Buses are constantly passing us, on their Fall Colours Tours. I wonder what one can see from a tinted bus window, but that is just me!
We cottaged in Bala from 1960 to 2010. I know all these roads so well!
And on the trip home, we stayed over in Bancroft. This was the view from our room. I had to take a walk, on dewy grass, to get closer. 

 
Skywatch Friday

15 comments:

RNSANE said...

Thank you for these beautiful fall vistas...since I am in Mumbai for six months, it's my only chance to see them. Spectacular shots.

My pink skies are over the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

Jesh St Germain said...

Oh, these gorgeous colors I won't get to see till Thanksgiving, end of Nov. in California! Thanks for sharing the views:)

Red said...

Very colorful. We don't get that here . One of these days I want to be in the east to see the fall colors.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous fall colors and captures. Not many colors here yet, they are slow to change. Beautiful photos and post. Happy weekend to you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh Jenn...those are the most beautiful fall color pictures ever.

Hilary said...

Just a bit north of Bancroft is where my new place is. Lovely, eh? Sigh!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty, pretty color.

Christine said...

lovely fall photos Jenn!

Lea said...

I do love the Autumn colors. I'm hoping ours here will be as pretty as yours.
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

ladyfi said...

Oh, how lovely to see the colours. So gorgeous!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous autumn colours! We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday and I went out for a walk. The colours are fabulous this time of the year. Have a great weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What beauty abounds - and now I see where the banner shot came from! I agree about the tinted windows... and YES I SEE THE BEAR!!!! (calm down YAM). Have a great weekend. xx

Kay said...

Oh wow! These are so gorgeous! I was just talking to a couple of couples from tai chi and we are tentatively thinking of taking a trip to Canada just because we love your country so much.

CQUEK said...

what a beautiful colours.. i wish to see this in Malaysia.

EG CameraGirl said...

It truly was a beautiful show this year!