It was October again. A glorious October, all red and gold… ~ Anne of Green Gables.

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It’s Friday  – blessing list day. And I’m having problems keeping it to five. Which, I suppose, is a blessing in itself 🙂

But seriously – look where I live . . .

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October on the Island is a continual feast for the eyes

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and for the soul.

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I wish I could whisk you all here somehow, so that you could look up into that clear blue endless sky and inhale the spicy autumn air and walk on a brilliant leafy carpet beneath a burnished gold and scarlet canopy.

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This glory is brief  –  we all know it. Maybe that’s why we treasure it so much.

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Close your eyes and it’s easy to imagine a horse-drawn buggy coming around the bend on this quiet heritage road.

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Follow a winding footpath deep into the woods and find a hidden pond.

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It was achingly beautiful here. Not a breath of wind stirring. Not a ripple on the pond’s surface. Just a perfect mirror reflection of trees and clouds and sky.  So quiet.

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Well . . . perhaps not so quiet. We were there 🙂 It was the perfect place for our annual Thanksgiving hike. We were missing our little UK family and Nora, who had to work this year.

1.October days 2. Fall leaves 3. PEI’s heritage roads 4. pond reflections 5. family hikes  – feeling so blessed!

Thanks so much for joining me!

with love,

PS – For more  blessing lists visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story

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32 thoughts on “All red and gold . . .

  1. jerralea says:

    Sorry, I’m just now dropping in, but I’ve been feasting on your photos! If ever I do get to visit PEI, I think October would be a good time. I’m a lover of red and gold, too.

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    1. Kathie says:

      October is such a lovely time Jerralea! But then so is summer 🙂

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  2. October is the very best month of all in my opinion. I wish we could slow it down.

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  3. Judy says:

    Can I just click ‘like’ on all your photos? So beautiful! Love your family photo from your Thanksgiving hike too.

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  4. Ellen says:

    Glorious fall in your little corner for sure. Love that Thanksgiving hike photo of the fam! So fabulous!

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    1. Kathie says:

      We’re enjoying every minute of it Ellen!

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  5. Susanne says:

    Your red dirt roads are always fascinating to me. What gorgeous fall colours. God truly is the best artist. I’ve always wanted to go to PEI but you’re making it hard for me to decide whether I want to go in the summer or in the fall!

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    1. Kathie says:

      Come for both Susanne!

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  6. susan2009 says:

    Wow – yes, look at where you live! Thanks for sharing these photos.

    Someday my daughter and I want to visit PEI. While searching about our family, she found out that my grandfather was born there. I’ve always imagined a connection with the island (b/c of Anne) and now I find out there is a real one. 😉

    Your family photo is precious. There is always one who has to do bunny ears. That made me smile.

    Thanks for the idea to check Pinterest for help with my lettering. Lots of choices there..

    It was great to “see” you again through fff. I’ve missed you and your photo-documentation. 😉

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    1. Kathie says:

      You have Islander blood Susan! What area was your grandfather from?

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  7. Deb says:

    Just gorgeous, Kathie. If we ever visit PEI again, it’ll have to be in the fall!

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    1. Kathie says:

      You’d like it Deb – but I have a feeling that autumn is gorgeous in your mountains too!

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  8. marg says:

    Stunning…and I love this season too as the years move along. Just playing in the leaves….Each day, I try to find some new beauty.

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  9. karen58 says:

    Oh my gosh, Kathie, these are the most beautiful photos! And the one of your family is just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Kathie says:

      Thanks Karen! Glad you liked them!

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  10. Jody says:

    What glory! Lovely, lovely colors. And what beautiful people you are.

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    1. Kathie says:

      Awww – thanks Jody! That’s sweet!

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  11. Barbara H. says:

    What gorgeous photos, and what a neat pace for a family outing. Good to see you at FFF again!

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  12. Mary Powers says:

    I came over from my friend, Willow’s blog, and I immediately thought that Has to be M Island! We just moved from MIchigan this spring, and your photos were balm to this homesick heart. Thank you

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    1. Kathie says:

      Hi there Mary and welcome! So glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  13. nikkipolani says:

    Always so nice to get my dose of gorgeous fall colors here on your blog, Kathie! Nice to see you back with us Faving away 😉

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    1. Kathie says:

      and I get my dose of flowers in the winter from you Anne! It’s good to be back with the Favers 🙂

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  14. Debbie says:

    Beautiful Kathie, I walked 14 klms in Hartsville yesterday, the Island is so lovely now with its rich colors! Enjoy.

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    1. Kathie says:

      Oh Hartsville! I need to get up there.

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  15. Such gorgeous photos you’ve captured Kathie. The family photo is super and so special. Have a blessed weekend. Pam

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    1. Kathie says:

      Thanks Pam! Aren’t we having such a lovely Fall? Your New Brunswick pictures are stunning!

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  16. Faith says:

    ah…your island is so much like my mountains…especailly the Adirondacks and Berkshires minus the ocean😀 Happy belated Thanksgiving to you…your grandchildren are growing so quickly!!

    ps my husband wants to know if PEI charges for getting on or for getting off the island?? we still talk about doing a trip there.

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    1. Kathie says:

      Thanks Faith! Tell your hubby that we let everyone on the Island for free – and we charge you for leaving. Maybe that’s why so many come here for a visit and end up staying 😉

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