Monday, September 18, 2006

fall colours ...


yes, there are light coloured leaves all over our front yard (pic taken minutes ago) and even more in the back ... it looks lovely ... and signifies that a dramatic change in seasons will soon occur here in middle canada ... one from wearing t-shirts, to wearing sweaters, to being booted up and mummified with scarfs, mitts and warm coats ...

i love to watch the fall colours ... this year i may get to see some brilliant reds and golds ... why is that? you ask ... the answer being: on wednesday my aunts and i are jetting away to the largest city in Canada - to celebrate another aunt's 40th wedding anniversary ... it will be a mini vacation (leo and our fearless feline will be home alone for 5 days) ... i am looking forward to it, yet one part of me is dreading the travel ... and time away from home ...

speaking of "A" home ... i so miss all my books surrounding my computer area ... they are still packed in boxes, waiting for the day when i can unpack in our new home - date unknown ... still waiting and praying about that one ...

well i am procrastinating re getting things organized for my trip ... i hope to blog before - and during the trip ...

blessings on the start of your week!

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

15 comments:

Terry said...

Dear Saija...Ha!! Great minds think alike.
I took a similar picture yesterday as this one. I will put it on my blog.
Our leaves aren't falling YET!
I remember one October when I took my mom out to Brandon that some of our leaves were still on the trees, although many had fallen and a few hours later in Brandon, all the trees were bare and there was SNOW on the ground!
Doesn't matter though..I STILL love Manitiba!!![the best]..Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... swift current got snow the other day ... brrrrrrrrr ... i'd rather not think of it yet ... i'll just enjoy the fall scenery! ... blessings on ya!

auntibeck said...

I set out my "plastic" leaves just this morning, attempting to create some semblance of my favorite season! Not the same as the beautiful picture you've posted! Have a wonderful time away--your activities with mom and aunties makes me think of "Little Women" for some reason and a photo you posted when talking about another aunti event!
Relax and enjoy--sounds like soon you'll be deep into packing, etc.!

Jammie J. said...

I love fall! It's such a pretty time of year. :)

I'm so glad you got a camera for your trip. :)

Saija said...

antibck ... i was indeed deep into the packing today ... tomorrow i need to grocery shop for leo, since he doesn't usually go out at all ... then i hope to see some fall colours in Ontario ... :o)

jeanette ... i'm glad that i got my camera too! ... i was checking out the weather, to see what to pack - and the day we are planning on the niagara falls trip is supposed to be raining ... leo said it is wet at the falls so shouldn't matter much! funnee guy ...

Catherine said...

Have a wonderful, fun, safe trip! I know what you mean about being excited about travel, yet dreading the time away from home. I don't travel much because I dread the thought of leaving my pets. I always miss them so much, and I can't stand the thought of them missing me! I'm glad Leo and the fearless feline will have each other's company while you're away. :)

eija said...

Bon voyage :) Remember - you can't experience the sweet returning to home, unless you leave *grin*

Jessica said...

Have a nice trip! :)

Be sure to stop by and visit my blog again sometime...I noticed that you havent been by to visit in awhile and I enjoy your visits! :)

By the way...aren't the fall colors BEAUTIFUL???

Praying for your Prodigal said...

I think Fall is my favorite season. Although, living in Minnesota, I have been known to say that about Spring and Summer too. Still, the colors and the crispness of the air are breathtakingly beautiful...with the exception that I KNOW winter is just around the corner!

Diane

Mrs. Diamond said...

i'm so not ready for fall......well fall is ok, but it's what comes after fall.

Saija said...

catherine ... yes, atleast leo and our kitty will have each others' company! i just printed up our boarding passes - we've sure come a long way in the travel sphere of things, eh!

eija ... yes, that is true ... but leo misses me already!

jessica ... thank you, i will try to enjoy ...

Diane ... i love the crispness of fall ... winter sometimes is a bit too crispy!!! :o)

mrsd ... i hear ya ... i'm looking forward to seeing what the toronto area looks like at this time of yera ...

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing the pic! The trees here in mid N.Carolina are just starting to turn and drop leaves, even though it is still plenty warm (80 degree days in my opinion is warm!!) I am looking forward to the end of quite as much hot humidity anyway...though humidity is good for the skin, it saps all the energy out of a person!! While up in the mountains the 1st weekend of Sept. we noticed the trees beginning to get color, so in a month it would make a nice trip to go see them again!!

Saija said...

elizabeth ... in our area, the colours are quite muted ... i'm hoping for more colour in the lake ontario area!!

Catherine said...

"we've sure come a long way in the travel sphere of things, eh!"

No kidding, and not just in the travel sphere! My new neighbor at work has been with the firm for 22 years, and I was just wondering today what it was like when she started there -- now, the firm has this incredible computer network and all sorts of really cool technology. 22 years ago, I'm thinking they probably used smoke signals. LOL

Saija said...

catherine ... sending *hello smoke signals* your way!