Friday, October 14, 2011

Northern Beauty

We travelled to northern Ontario to spend Thanksgiving with our oldest daughter and family.  The drive is through some pretty country well known for the rock faces and outcrops.
The forests in this region are mostly deciduous which makes for the most colourful autumn display.
While the turkey was cooking in the oven, we went to the university for a nature walk amongst the trees.  There is a strong native influence in this area and the grounds have a full size teepee which the two youngest granddaughters were enthralled with.
It must still be in the ancestral DNA to be in a tree.  :-)

Other times when we've visited up north, I've seen an unusual hedge that I managed to get a shot of this time.  I don't know what type of trees have been manipulated but they form a courtyard at the front of the house.
I'm linking with my friend Beth from Beyond the Garden Gate for Travels Near & Far, held on the 15th of each month.  I hope you'll join us too.

11 comments:

  1. Hello Judith,
    Looks like nice country! I'm on my way to NB for the weekend but thought I would stop by and say Hello before I leave. The trees are beautiful this time of year, aren't they? Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you for tea next week.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Sandi

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  2. Judith, The trees are just stunning! Wow! Loved seeing your granddaughters too. They are beautiful girls. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for linking up. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Beth

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  3. What a lovely area. The grandkids looked like they had a wonderful time too.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. Glorious colours. Looks like that hedge has been trimmed and trained that way. We're heading north on November 1 but I'm not sure if the leaves will still be on the trees. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Gorgeous colour in the trees there. Ours are at peak this week and leaves are dropping fast from the rain and wind today. It looks like you had a fun weekend.

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  6. Oh my - I love these family photos and could you dig up the hedges and move them? Just joking!

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  7. There's just nothing in the whole wide world like the colours of an Ontario autumn! I'm going to visit my son in Kingston for a few days at the end of the month, and I'm hoping that there will be a leaf or two left for me to enjoy.
    Your granddaughters are lovely!

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  8. The colours are beautiful, Judith, as as your granddaughters. It must have been a great get-away.
    -Karen

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  9. I've never seen such amazing colours as the trees in your photo. Absolutely marvellous!

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  10. The colors are stunning, Judith – so lovely to see as we have no autumn color to speak of here yet. Your granddaughters are just darling!

    As for the hedge, it's very French looking. Not sure what kind of tree, though.

    Have a wonderful new week! – g

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  11. Gorgeous countryside Judith. I'm glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with your daughter and her family. Your granddaughters are adorable!

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