Friday, February 6, 2015

Old Autumn

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
~ Thomas Hood

Every now and then, I have a few photos which kind of get lost on my hard drive. Time goes by, seasons change and before I know it some images are left behind and are in need of rescuing if they're ever going to see the light of day - or the pages of my blog. It just so happens - like in the previous post (and quite possibly the next),  the following images are among those stragglers. These are from October. I hope you enjoy them.

hazy morning3
I know this looks like the dead of winter but I assure you that the water is completely liquid. It just appears icy because of the lovely fog surrounding the area across the bay. Every day, there's a new view outside our window. Fog offers some of the most interesting, evolving landscapes around here.





highway 62 south2
My older son and I took a drive north to Barry's Bay during one of his visits. Autumn was still doing her thing in the hills.





highway 62 north5
But she wasn't going to be able to hang onto her fiery colours once the wind picked up.





baptiste in autumn gulls on boathouse2
Here's a view as seen by boat. The seagulls seemed to be occupied with a meeting of sorts, and congregated on the roof of this boathouse.





blueberry island late day autumn3
Another boat tour allowed us a colourful look at Blueberry Island as the sun was beginning to set. As you can see, we weren't the only ones out there enjoying this day.






Alex and Jeffrey at Eagles Nest2
On another day, both of my boys were up for a visit. We snapped this photo atop Eagle's Nest, overlooking the town of Bancroft.





black eyed susan in october
This Black-eyed Susan was one of our last holdouts from summer. It glistened in late day sunlight after a rain.





rainbow another day
And where there's rain and sun, there's often a rainbow (different day than the one in the previous post). This day didn't disappoint.





evening sky2
And neither did the setting sun.

51 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

That first one looks like it could be on a book or movie poster.

Cloudia said...

These deserve to be seen! So so nice. Flying leaves just amazing. And your boys are as handsome as the countryside you share!

ADRIAN said...

The first image is one of the best I've seen.

June said...

All of these are great, of course, but the last . . . with that SUNSET PINK! I just about live for that particular color in the skies.

Pallavi Puri said...

I'm glad these images made it to your blog for they are beautiful! Especially the first one .. So surreal . Have a great weekend :)

ladyfi said...

Oh my - what delicious autumn shots.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Gosh, the colorful roadways around your place!

Tabor said...

I am getting the impression that you are happy you moved to Paradise! Your two boys are as different as day and night. Love that!

Out on the prairie said...

Beautiful reminders of nice weather.I like Blueberry Island.

sage said...

More great photos, but I especially like the fog shot and the fall shot with falling leaves.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love my visits here. So many gorgeous shots. Maybe that first is my favorite...oh wait...no...

You have very handsome and studly looking sons.

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful! Wow, that first one is my favorite!

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful! Wow, that first one is my favorite!

DJan said...

The first one looks like a painting. But that rainbow is my favorite. You would think we would have more of them in this part of the country, but although we have the moisture we don't often have the sunshine. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE the first one!!! and the golden glow in several of the others. nice to look back now and again for a 'refresher'. :)

Red said...

You put two of the lights of your life between some other interesting lights. I appreciate fall in Feb.

Linda said...

All beautiful shots, Hilary. That first one is very mystical, almost eerie. Like someone else said, a good photo for a book cover.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours in the fall. That first shot is a knockout.

I have been up to that lookout over Bancroft a couple of times. It's a grand view.

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous. Love the dream like rendering in the top pic.

Stephen Hayes said...

I enjoyed all of these pictures, including the one of your boys, but the word that seems most appropriate for that first shot is "ethereal." Take care and have a great weekend.

thecrazysheeplady said...

All beautiful, but the foggy lake is fabulous!!!

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love the first one. Looks like a poster worthy print to me. Slap one of those positive saying on it and market it. The photo of Blueberry Island by setting sun is yet another beauty. But the best is your boys. Now that is a heart filled shot. xoxo Oma Linda

Rita said...

Oh, that was fun! Fall is my favorite time of year and these were sure worth a visit in the dead of winter. ;)

Shammickite said...

I wonder if you were at Barry's Bay when my family were there for a week. My DIL's dad's girlfriend has a cottage there.
Lovely skies, I love the fog picture. Can you drive up to the Eagles Nest? I think I was up there once a long time ago, but by car, not walking.

Glo said...

Wonderful to re-visit autumn through your lens. I'll have to have more faith in the fog and take my camera along! Lovely to have your sons with you, I'm sure :) Loved all the fall leaves, colour and rainbows :) PS I have been sharing the word pareidolia every chance I get (:<))

messymimi said...

Autumn colors are fun to remember in winter.

Brian Miller said...

wow. love that rocky outcrop with all the autumn colors in the trees....and the mystery in that misty fog of the first one...

hope you have a lovely weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

Those boys have big feet. As a fairly big guy with relatively small feet, I can't help but notice.

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: Always dazzling us with your talent! The first ethereal looking photo reminded me of the movie, "Children of a Lesser God". The boys look like their ready to rock, and the captures of color are vivid! Have a great weekend, my friend! :)

Rick Watson said...

Holy Moley, these are incredible Hillary.
They look like post cards.
R

Ruth Hiebert said...

I sure am glad you posted these.I LOVE that foggy scene,but all are equally good.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post.

Bob Bushell said...

The first photo is beautiful, love it Hilary.

EG CameraGirl said...

Last autumn sure was beautiful, wasn't it?

ellen abbott said...

gorgeous first picture. looks like a painting.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Ce pays est magnifique et tes photos, aussi. Merci.
Belle soirée en amitié.

Roger

JE SUIS CHARLIE !

What Karen Sees said...

I agree with so many of the other comments that all of these photos are beautiful but the first is a real show stopper. Who would think that such a simple, monochromatic composition would have such impact!!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What handsome men they are! Sort of yin and yang, are they?!

I know I've been here, not in awhile.
When we do our regular (on an irregular basis) trek to Muskoka we'll meet if you like! We usually go and check out mom and dad's gravestones.

yaya said...

You captured everything I love about Autumn. The first photo reminds me of the canvas prints that have a saying or a scripture printed on it. The colors are amazing...they are over way too fast. Thanks for the trip back to Fall!

Kamana said...

each and every one of these images is beautiful... but the last two are absolutely gorgeous.

Bone said...

Stunning. Breathtaking. I run out of adjectives for your photos. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Daryl said...

such beauty … and the boys look terrific ..

Sharon Wagner said...

So much beauty to behold.

Gail Dixon said...

A gorgeous collection!! Your sons are so handsome, yet so different in appearance. The first image is moody, yet so striking. Then we're presented with all the colors of fall. What a treat this has been! You have a gift.

Maggie May said...

Your photos are always excellent.
Maggie x

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Forgot to say how wonderful your photos are!!!

Indrani said...

Wonderful pics. The first one will look good on a calendar for a similar theme.

Juliana said...

Дуже гарні фото! Мені до вподоби кольори...

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

I loved them all, but have to echo the enthusiastic acclaim for that first shot, it totally blew me away! Beautiful and so evocative!

Barbara Shallue said...

Your part of the world is so beautiful is always amazes me. I could linger in that first photo for hours. And these are the latecomers to your blog! (Handsome boys, by the way!)

Betty Manousos said...

i adore all of your photos.
simply gorgeous!

big hugs!