Thursday, 27 September 2007

Colours of Autumn

I think Autumn in Canada must be Mother Nature's way of apologising in advance for the harsh winter to come.

Wild asters, sometimes known as Michaelmas Daisy.

Sedum in my garden.

The sunny colours of Golden Rod. This isn't the one that makes you sneeze, that's Ragweed.

I look out of my front window and I see this glorious red maple.

And of course, fruit and veggies are abundant at this time of year. Bacon and tomato sandwiches for lunch, my favourite. A teeny weeny sprinkle of salt, some mayo, toasted homemade 12 grain bread.... need I say more?

P.S. Getting close to that magic number of 10,000 blog visitors! If you are Number 10,000, leave me a message, there will be a little prize in the mail for you.
Update on Thursday at 8:00pm: Nobody has admitted to being Blogger number 10,000, and I know there was somebody, as now we are at 10.008, so I'll keep the prize and try again on my One Year Blogiversary which will be in November.

24 comments:

tut-tut said...

I love bacon and tomato sandwiches, sedum and red maples (though not together). Golden rod . . . hmm, I think that involves some sneezing.

Sonia said...

Wonderful flowers and beautiful garden! Congratulations on your 10,000 blog visitors!

Libbys Blog said...

Not me 9984, maybe I might come back!!! lol!!!

photowannabe said...

BLT's...one of my favorites yummm.
The red maple is so pretty. Trees around here haven't begun turning yet, I guess it's still a bit too warm.
A nice series of pictures.

Erik said...

Hi Rook,

Unfortunately I didn't make it to the north Devon coast, though I certainly would like to go back and explore that part of the country again, especially the moors. But unfortunately the weather was pretty horrendous and my shoes really weren't up to it any more (see the picture in my last post).

But now that I'm back home I'm looking forward to curling up under my duvet on the weekends, seeing my friends and going down to the pub for bangers and mash on a Sunday afternoon. Mmmmmm.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning flowers and colours. And the bacon butty sound great too.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Your pix are a beautiful tribute to autumn!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos - I so love the autumn shades it has to be my favourite of all seasons. JR

TorAa said...

You still have wonderful flowers in your garden and the leafes are such a colourful wonders.

ps. I'll spam you so I'm sure I'll be number 10.000;D LOL.

My last post is about fun with spam.

Have great weekend

Neva said...

What beautful colors!

Annie said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year for precisely the reasons you highlighted in your post today.

And then you mention BLT sandwiches . . . now I'm really hungry for some bacon.

LC said...

Great flowers the colors are wonderful I love tomatoes , have a nice weekend. Thank for visiting my blog LC.

madretz said...

mmm...i had a turkey, bacon, tomato, avocado sandwich for lunch, hold the mayo tho. i have to pick my battles and the bacon won over the mayo. that maple is gorgeous!! one of these days I'll experience a fall outside of California, it's on that life list.

Martina said...

Such beautiful pics! Especially the Maple tree! The trees are changing so fast this year aren't they? You will have to come and visit me in Whitby at kniterary, my knitting store! www.kniterary.com

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The flowers of your garden are very pretty...And the variety really lovely. Natures variety is always stuynnungly amazing to me...
That sandwich sounds scrumptious!
Yum, Yum, Yum! (lol)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Wow, how lovely that red maple looks. Nothing says Canada so much as the maple tree, doesn't it? And I love that maple syrup!

photowannabe said...

I rea where you said only 2 weeks until the wedding. Hang in there, it will be wonderful and beautiful.

rosemary said...

I agree with your reason for the fall colors. Absolutely lovely pictures. Gee, maybe I was 10,000......I could have been....maybe.

lettuce said...

thats a nice way to think about autumn. Not that the winters here are that harsh, these days... not like yours.

My michaelmas daisies have been particularly spectacular this year. which reminds me, i must get my wallflowers in ....

gorgeous pics.

Fizzy said...

Iam 10,063 is that near enough? is it ? is it?

The colours are the reason why Autumn is my fave time of year. I chose september to get married in purely for that reason.

Lilli & Nevada said...

beautiful colors and the tomatoes look sooooo goood

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Happy 10,008th Post. :-)

CanadianSwiss said...

How beautiful! I really miss the Canadian autumn colours :(

Ginnie said...

You are way ahead of us on everything autumn, Ex-S...except the fair, which just started this weekend. We'll be taking Nicholas on Friday. Our fair is more about rides and eats, I'm afraid, though we do usually get an elephant and some tigers. :)