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Autumn Gala

 

Hi there and welcome to Friday’s Blessing List. I took a few road trips this week – not very far mind you –  but who wants to go off the Island in October anyway? I had  my camera in hand, ready to capture Prince Edward Island’s golden autumn gala.  It won’t last much longer as we have a few blustery days coming up this weekend.

1.  As I promised last week, a trip to the central part of the Island – the New Glasgow hills.

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I was a few days late – it’s hard to predict the peak.

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Some trees had lost their leaves but overall the colour was still brilliant.

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I love the rolling hills in this part of the island.

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Oh hello to you too! 🙂

2. A woodsy walk with Sarah, Kathleen, Isaiah and Peter. (Josie missed the outing as she was in pre-school – how can that be possible??)

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MacPhail Woods is a lovely place to walk any time of the year, but it’s pure magic in autumn.

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Isaiah was in heaven!

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running down the red dirt lane.

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throwing sticks and stones in the brook, (mama’s keeping a firm grip),

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balancing on logs – with just a little help.

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Happy boy!

And Peter was happy too, all snug in his wrap, with Auntie Sarah.

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3. We met a little friend in the woods – one who deserves her own spot in this week’s favourites.

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Oh my goodness – I could have tucked her up under my arm and taken her home.

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Please tell me why I don’t need a chocolate lab! I’m suffering a severe case of puppy love. ❤ Remind me we’re having twins and I don’t have time to train a puppy. Deep breath . . .  I may need an intervention! 😉 )

4.  Ahem! Moving on!!  Knox’s Dam. My childhood friends and I spent countless happy hours here, climbing the rocks, wading the streams, catching smelts by hand in springtime and skating on the pond in winter.

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Knox’s Dam

It was also the spot where Roger and I had our first kiss 41 (or so) years ago! ❤

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First Kiss

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The pond above.

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Autumn reflections

5. The Island’s narrow red clay roads are a photographer’s haven in autumn. (They’re also the bane of farmers in  spring and winter but enough of that!)

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It’s rare to meet traffic here, but occasionally a farm truck will come along and then some  tricky vehicle maneuvers may be required. The roads are so lovely though – it’s worth the risk.

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Walking along here, it’s not hard to imagine life a century ago.

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A foliage tunnel.

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“The bend in the road” ~ Chapter XXXVIII Anne of Green Gables

I hope you enjoyed the Island’s autumn gala.

Thanks for joining me!

with love,

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