“No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member –
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds –
–   Thomas Hood, No!

I’m sure there is something good to be said about November, but in the meantime, here are some colourful fall shots….


I suppose it’s the time of year where it’s nice to get cozy with a good cup of coffee, and a good book…here’s what I’m reading at the moment…


Wascana Park on a mid-October Sunday Afternoon

Wascana Park 2014 romantic look

I seem to either take a lot of pictures on a Sunday afternoon or post pictures on a Sunday afternoon and this is one of my favourite Sunday afternoon pics. I took this one on a warm, beautiful fall afternoon last year.

oh Fall, I hate you because that means Winter is coming soon, but your colours are beautiful

This morning’s walk was to Wascana Park to see if my favourite maple tree is starting to turn colour (it’s just beginning to), and along the way these are the colours I saw….

central park sunflower 2

Half the sunflowers in Central Park are still blooming… next year I need to remember to go a few weeks earlier when they are in full bloom. It’s not the kind of park you want to hang around in at night, but there are some really nice flower gardens in the park.

central park sunflower 1central park apple treebrown spots on yellow leaves

I'll have to keep an eye on my maple tree (yes I've claimed it as mine, but if you want to know where it is, I'll tell you!)...just a few branches have started to turn so far.

Just a few branches of my favourite maple tree have started to turn colour…