Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ornamental Cabbage

This spring I accidentally bought ornamental cabbage instead of regular cabbage. Now I am glad that I did as I am enjoying the extra bit of colour at the end of the season.  The slugs did a number on the lower leaves but the top leaves survived.
 A pearl in an oyster

 A dainty cup

A scoop of ice cream

 A cotton handkerchief

A delicate fan

Hope you've all found your favourite sweaters, hats and mitts.
Time to cozy up with a good book.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Watery Rocks

 Even branches blocking, catch the sun.

Stepping stones clear in the drought.

 Stuck to a rock together.

To keep from falling, lines of light.

 Dark and hard: light and soft


Sunday, October 16, 2016

From the Dark Ground

From the dark seemingly dead ground come beautiful fragrant roses.
Let's not be discouraged by the news.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Watery Colours

 Some photos I took along the walking trail in Morin Heights.

The autumn colours were reflecting in a variety of interesting ways.

The water is shimmering like metal, or, not so pleasantly, like an oil spill. Thankfully, the water is, in reality, very clean.
A bright red maple reflects beautifully in some still water.

A flash of bright yellow glows in a shadowy spot.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving , Canada.  We are having lovely weather and the fall colours are at their peek.
I took a few photos as we drove into the hills to see my mother.

(click on this one for full width).
Now to eat up all the leftover turkey and find the warm hats and mitts as the weather is turning colder.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Vines and Leaves

 Here we are in October and there is still a lot of green around. 
Some Virginia creeper has made berries.  The red stems really set the blue berries off nicely.
The Virginia creeper is not as brilliant as it can be - quite dull in most places, actually.

Here and there, a bit of brighter colour shows up.
Grape vines and Virginia creeper are turning some trees and bushes into leafy mounds.
Grape vines are falling out of sumac which is also not as colourful as normal at this time of year.
An old barn makes a good support for vines.
 Here's another one. Soon it will be all covered except for the roof.
Spots of bright colour stand out against the green leaves and the blue sky.
A good frost often makes the colour more dramatic and we haven't had a hard frost yet.  I can't say that I am minding the pleasant weather, though. The cold will be here soon enough.