Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn Wood's Ramble

I was visiting with my sister's family at Macgregor last weekend.  Glad we took the time for a walk in the nature trail along the river.  I love the area.  It reminds me of the woods and the river of my childhood.  (now this makes me sound ancient!)

Following are pictures I took along the way.  They are all Blackberry pictures; and with the help of picnik boosted to the gorgeous colours we really got to enjoy!
White Mud River
Ha!  Yes, this pic was boosted, but lovely none-the-less.

 Another view of the river.
 Fallen leaves on the ground.
The groomed path through the woods.  I would have liked to take the path less walked; through the woods, carving my own way.  But I guess this way, everything else is left undisturbed. 
I have been told that this portion of the walk is still native grasslands -- impressive if so!
 And these two pics are originals -- I didn't change the colouring.  The fungi covered logs were so beautiful as is.

Moss covered log -- if it inspires you, then maybe this will also.
I should like to try something of the sort. 

I should like to try something of the sort. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I managed to do a bit of crafting last evening.  Wanted to try some new stamps, and since yesterday was world card-making day (bet you didn't know!!) there were challenges everywhere.  Stamp TV had one on creating mini note-cards so I used those dimensions for my cards.  I needed to get thank-you notes done anyway, so it was fun to do them with a challenge.  

I liked working with this size and will definitely use it again.


I have had two full days!  Yesterday was really busy and I accomplished a lot.  I did some fall-cleaning, washed windows, picked late herbs (chickweed and calendula) before it's too late, and did odd-jobs around the house.  

Today we did the Terry Fox run for cancer -- almost 10 km and I am done for!  We had a great day for the run, the weather was great; sun was shining, and the fall scenery was gorgeous.  What a nice way to get out and actually see the area.  Walking with friends and seeing everyone participate adds to the experience.  Enjoy the pics!  (blackberry only)  

We live in pot-hole country as you can see.  The sloughs add variety to our landscape.  

The following area is protected nesting habitat by Ducks Unlimited.  It is not accessible from April to August and after that only on foot.  (as the sign says!)

An abandoned homestead -- what a lovely setting!

We did not get beautiful fall colours this year.  The leaves wilted and fell off on most trees.  The outstanding coloured trees are rare.

There was a tractor and trailer for children and anyone else who wanted a bit of a lift; and a drink and snack offered half-way through was welcome.

What a great way to spend a fine Sunday afternoon!  Have a nice next week!