It’s Friday and blessing list time.
We have almost one full week of November under our belts. It’s been a marvelous fall weather-wise. The trees have put on a glorious show. And it’s still going on, although I think we’re coming close to the finale. It’s a gift to be surrounded by such beauty. This week I’m especially thankful for –
1. A misty morning – I woke one day this week to a low mist hanging over the woods and fields around our home.
There is a deep peacefulness and quiet in this scene.
“We will walk in fields of gold.”
So thankful to call this place home.
2. An afternoon on the Morell river.
I wouldn’t say it was the best weather for kayaking. We had a bit of rain, and more than a bit of wind, but any day on the water is a good day 🙂
My intrepid kayaking buddy in the distance.
3. A photoshoot in a blueberry field with two sweet families.
So much yet to learn about lighting and backlighting and washed out skies – but my models were top notch.
My favourite shot of the day
4. Island Roads – In autumn, you will usually find me on one or another of the many red dirt roads that criss-cross the Island countryside.
These roads are not well travelled anymore. Another car is rare, although occasionally a pick-up truck, loaded with firewood, passes by.
I can stand in the middle of the road without any concern about traffic.
I can even take several shots of the ubiquitous boot pose. Although why I would want to is another question all together – except these are my new boots and I really like them.
I do think the shoe/boot photo is a puzzling trend that we’ll likely laugh about in a few years. But . . . I can be a little trendy. And I must confess, there’s something I like about the shoe/boot pose. I’m not sure what it is but it appeals to me for some quirky, whimsical reason. But I digress… 🙂
Island roads is the topic and what you typically see here on the blog are red, dirt roads.
Here’s my first shot of a paved road. What is so compelling about these rolling hills, the road disappearing into the mist, and the narrow line, that seems to stretch on to infinity?
I’m not sure of the answer, but one thing I am sure of – there’s not a lot of time to ponder that question when you’re kneeling on the centre line of a well-travelled Island road. 🙂
5. My final favourite for the week is coming up tomorrow night. Paper Lions have a fantastic show lined up. They’ll be playing songs from their new album, which is slated for release in 2016, and I’ve heard rumours of balloon drops and confetti cannons. Fun times ahead!
PS – for more Friday Favourites visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story