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.”

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Polly Hill

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.


Isaiah, John, Kathleen & Josie




Our family friends, Hannah & Bob, with Millie (L) and Hazel (R)

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

Little Besties - Josie & Hazel

Little Besties – Josie & Hazel

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!

Happy weekend!

with love

PS –  for more Friday Favourites visit Susanne at Living To Tell The StoryFFF fall background

17 thoughts on “Friday’s favourites

  1. Anne Hibbert says:



  2. Willow says:

    I’m loving your autumn island photos! You truly live in a beautiful place. I also love contrasting in my mind the differences from where I live. (Boots? What are boots? Enclosed flipflops??)
    Great family photos too!

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    1. Kathie says:

      Haha – I’m still wearing my Birkenestock flipflops inside but it would be slightly chilly to have bare toes here now!


  3. Susanne says:

    Oh I love the fall colors peeking through the mist! Gorgeous. Can you believe you’re still kayaking in November? What a lovely fall! Love the photos especially those besties. Adorable!


    1. Kathie says:

      It has been a lovely fall Susanne! Lots of blue skies and sunshine although it’s raining today!


  4. Faith says:

    those family pics are wonderful and of course you know i love ANY nature photo!, i have beenlovong our mild northeast autumn and even have another hike planned for Veterans day on Wednesday since it is a day off from work. Those gramdchildren of yours are growing up so fast!! happy weekend, Kathie. oh guess what??? we are beginning to discuss the possibility of going to your island either in the spring or mid summer!!!


    1. Kathie says:

      I vote for mid-summer Faith – spring is not the best season here on the island. Unless you come in late June and even then it’s dicey.


  5. Jody says:

    Marvelous! I’d love to see fall “in person” in PEI. Your photos make me feel like I’m there — so clear and crisp! Love those kids. What smiles.
    Thanks for sharing with us, Kathie!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathie says:

      You’re welcome Jody! Glad you liked them.


  6. Barbara H. says:

    What gorgeous photos! Especially love the misty ones. There is something compelling about the road pictures pictures, but, like you, I can’t put my finger on what it is exactly.


  7. Rosella says:

    Wonderful!!! Your pictures are beautiful Kathie. Listening to the song and loving it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathie says:

      Thank you Rosella!


  8. I always enjoy your beautiful photos Kathie, but the ones of the dirt road and the paved road are my faves today. Oh, and Polly Hill. And the kids. They’re all good! have a blessed weekend and week ahead.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathie says:

      Thanks Pam! Glad I got those pictures when I did – the leaves are almost all gone now.


  9. jerralea says:

    Love all your photos – I really can’t decide which one spoke to me more!

    You’ve inspired me to try doing a photo with fog in it. I should be able to practice plenty right now …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathie says:

      How did you get along with your fog pictures Jerralea?


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