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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Natural Beauty

Autumn is decidedly here! Cool, breezy, overcast or rainy weather is prevailing. It was overcast on my visit to the lodge on Thanksgiving weekend, so the photos are missing their usual blue skies. Everything was muted ~ and tranquil. I spotted a few bald eagles, but too far away for photos. A Harlequin duck or two are included in the slideshow of my days away, but mostly scenery. I was surprised at the amount of beach wood collected on each side of the spit. Click here for an aerial view of Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island where many of my photos were taken as I walked along the coastal path.

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Last evening I drove north to meet my son who had gone up earlier by train. I wish I was able to take photos of the blackest cloud that I was driving towards. I knew any minute that the skies would open ... which they did, pelting the car and the road! As I neared the city, on my left, the black cloud lifted just enough to let the bright sunshine stream through. The amazing result on my right side, of the bright golden light shining on the colourful autumn trees, contrasted against the black cloud in the background was absolutely awe inspiring! When rain and sun play together, of course, they leave a rainbow trail ~ (photos are clickable)



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We stayed for a delicious supper, before heading back home. As we were returning to the car, we noticed the sky holding pink and grey remnants ~ an amazing natural art show!


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7 comments:

  1. What a delightful autumnal post and mellow photos!
    Have a good weekend! xx

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  2. Ah. Mankind cannot improve on the beauty of nature. Lovely shots.

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  3. Thanks Flighty ~ Glad we went away last weekend, because this one is really wet! I'm enjoying the weekend, in any case, by just relaxing at home ~ with some little candles burning.

    Thanks John, ~ So true, and photographs don't do the scenes justice, because the whole sky was gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed looking at the pictures.

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  4. Lovely photos Glo. Am partial to rainbows too. Wish it were possible to capture those colors. We have had just a bit of rain here. Hope your week is beautiful.

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  5. Grrrrr Blogger ate my comment!
    Loved the pics!
    Glad you had a great time with your son!
    Hope you are drying off a little now! x

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  6. I love those trunks of wood along your coastline. Beautiful rainbow and pink/grey sky. x

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  7. Hi Roomie ~ good that you had a bit of rain...it is definitely needed here as well, and it makes rainbows :) Pleased that you enjoyed the photos, which can never capture Nature's true beauty!

    Hi Daffy ~ sorry to hear the blogger rodent ate your comment. Yes, thanks, it was fun to be away. The rain is off and on still, but that's OK. The leaves on my pink dogwood and the oak tree are gorgeous shades of red when the sun does come out. I don't rake the leaves up until after Halloween.

    Thanks Louise ~ Yes the amount of drift wood was amazing. I guess there's so much because it is a long strip of land and catches things that drift by! Pleased you enjoyed the photos.

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