Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday & Saturday September 24 & 25, 2010


I want you to know that I was wrong. It doesn't happen often! When I said that I wouldn't be able to wear sandals anymore I didn't realize it would get so hot today! Not only hot but humid too!

It rained most of last night again. Things are getting saturated! When I got up this morning it was cloudy but not raining so I started on my walk but didn't stay out long.

I got some cleaning done in the basement today so it looks a little better. I put my Lone Star quilt that my Mom made for me on the quilt rack, did some laundry and vacuumed upstairs.

This afternoon Gordon decided he wanted to go in search of Fall foliage. So we headed southwest out of town and took some side roads. We found a lot of pretty spots but the colour isn't very pretty. Lots of trees are yellow and brown. The sumac is red though.

Our first stop was a pumpkin patch where we bought a couple of small pumpkins for our front porch.

This is a snake gourd - apparently only good for painting or decoration

A pretty road

Getting into heavily treed area

An apple tree

We found this old barn in a cottage area

Red sumac against an interesting sky

Since it was so nice, I sat out on the front porch when we got home. It got quite windy although it was still warm. It was enjoyable.


I thought it was going to be rainy today but I woke up to sunshine! Gordon wanted to go out for more Fall foliage photos so he went ahead while I went for my walk. I took my camera with me and took some photos along the water and in the eastern part of town.

I thought this was quite pretty

Along the Rideau going toward the locks

Looking toward the downtown bridge

The bridge over the Rideau at the locks

More of the Rideau with a bit of Fall colour

As I was taking a photo this dragonfly landed on my hand

The Rideau Canal Museum

Chambers Street downtown

Some pretty purple flowers in front of someone's house

I gave the weeping mulberry tree a haircut this morning. The previous owners had wound tiny Christmas lights all through it (in fact they are all along the eaves, through the mulberry tree and the evergreen tree) so I cut out some of the lights at the same time.

After lunch, I lay down with my book and slept for a couple of hours.

Tonight we're watching Sherlock Holmes.


  1. Great pictures. You're the best at getting the right light. It's so good to still have you blogging. Thanks

  2. How many times can I say it? You chose a beautiful place to live.

    We wouldn't know about unique Smith Falls and all those great scenes and sights around you, without your blog.
    Lovely pictures, as usual. Thanks.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Wonderful Fall photos!

    Lucky you to have the Dragon Fly land on your hand and get the pic with your right hand!

    It was 88 F (31 C) degrees and very gusty when we got here to Erie, PA on Friday! Humid, too! Ran the AC all night long! Then Sat. & Sun. were barely 59 F (15 C). What a switch! Dark and gray, no rain yet!


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