Thursday, 10 October 2019

Autumn Heaven

27 Sept - 14 October

Visiting Prince Edward Island for my Grandson's 2nd birthday, I was hopeful of seeing some autumn colour. Initially the trees in the vicinity of my son's home were showing just a little colour. It has been wonderful, to be able to watch the colours change from the warmth of his lounge.

Walks near by were also rewarding.

At the bus stop.








A week after arriving, the weather improved and I took myself on a 15km walk along the Confederation Rail Trail, heading north from Charlottetown. I thought I had gone to Autumn Heaven but it turned out to be only be only the start of my journey to there.








On Saturday, I thought our family drive was just to see pumpkins. The pumpkins were awesome, but we continued on to Moonie Pond. It's autumn colours were sensational.











Stuart finished work at 1pm on Tuesday. On his arriving home, the rain clouds were rapidly clearing so he suggested we drive to Bonshaw Provincial Park, not too far down the road from Cornwall. On previous visits, my husband and I have hiked there several times BUT not in autumn!

View as we drove down.

The brighter light set the colours alight and I walked for two hours constantly stopping, not just to photograph, but to stand quietly in awe of the beauty we were surrounded by. 

























































Views on the return journey.




I was about to post this, when my son came home from work and suggested we return to Moony's Pond, as it was such a lovely afternoon.

The colours had really popped over the course of the week and had me jumping for joy. What a wonderful son I have.









I am so grateful for this special time with my son and his family. The bonus of autumn has truely put the cream on the cake. I have never before witnessed autumn in its full glory.

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19 comments:

  1. Wow those last few photos of Mooney pond are wonderful! I'm glad you got to experience a true fall - and spend it with your son!

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  2. Autumn heaven indeed. Something wonderful everywhere you look! Sweet grandson.

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    1. I agree Bill. I think I'll move countries, on 2 accounts!

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  3. Helen, I love the pics of you in this post! Especially the jumping one! I'm so glad you got to visit your 2 year old Grandson AND see the emerging autumn. What colors. I love all the wilderness areas. Glad you had fun.

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    1. Thanks Barb. It has been an amazing 2 weeks on both accounts.

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  4. Wow I love those colours ... and the hay fields.

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    1. Completely agree Joan. Just sensational.

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  5. It is an interesting post from several viewpoints, Helen. We are accustomed to fall, of course, and see the colours each year, but I don't think we ever fail to appreciate the sheer splendour of it all. It has been interesting to view it through your eyes. Now you have to come back to see it in winter! Soon you will be at home in the subtropical lushness of Queensland - far removed from autumn in PEI.

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    1. David, I think it would be impossible not to be affected by autumn's beauty each year. I would love to return for winter. It is quite possible. Alas, I am not going home to the lushness of SE Queensland. Brown vistas still reign.

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  6. Oh Helen, what a joyful trip you have depicted through your photos and stories. Your family lives in a beautiful part of Canada and how special it is you got to experience it at a most wonderful time of year. Thank you for sharing your photos!

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    1. Thank you Andra. I am feeling very blessed.

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  7. WOW! That is gorgeous. We don't have our fall colors showing much yet, but it makes me anxious for this annual transition. It's always a "by guess and by gosh" whether we'll have vibrant colors or not. I loved the photo of your grandson walking the trail with you all. I am sure this visit was just what your Grandma heart needed.

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  8. It was exactly what Granny, now Nanny [Ben can't say G's] needed, but it is not easy to say goodbye. Now filling in time at Toronto Airport.

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  9. Gorgeous shots! Autumn is a fabulous time.

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    1. Thanks. It was just amazing to witness the colour and their changes in depth.

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  10. Wow wow wow. A helen that is amazingly beautiful .Can't wait to see you and hear more about Ben as well. XX

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  11. Quite sensational, Veronica!. See you soon.

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