Thursday, 7 October 2010

canadian autumn

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No, no, no, I'm not in Canada. That would be too much travelling in two weeks, even for me! Today's planned post was about lovely Greenwich in London. That was before I tipsily deleted my memory card. My boyfriend has sent me a crash course in file recovery and I'm hoping that works... In the meantime, however, I was feeling especially Canadian yesterday. October is always a month I associate strongly with my homeland, and I'm already sighing over the thought of missing Thanksgiving next week. Sigh.

Anyway, my dad recently sent me these photos. They were taken at the lake where my grandfather lives, and show an Ontario autumn in all its multi-hued glory. (The first one was taken through a screen window, hence the peculiar texture).

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25 comments:

Arielle said...

these photo's are breathtaking! i'm excited to get a real fall here in seattle. san francisco never really had much of one.

Chaucee said...

These are stunning! What a beautiful place.

A said...

Breathtaking pictures. Wish I could travel there to see. No fall colors as yet in North Carolina.

SG said...

Excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

That's beautiful. I forget about your Thanksgiving being earlier. haha. I thought to myself, "Wait, Thanksgiving is next week?"

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Yeah, we're a bit fiercely proud of our differentiated Thanksgiving! And the word round the dinner table two years ago was that Thanksgiving was invented in Canada. Mind you, I think it involved being stranded in an ice-bound ship all winter, and some Inuit being kidnapped to take them back to Europe, so probably nothing to be proud of! ; )

Diana said...

aw so pretty i love when the leaves change and i bet they are stunning up in canada :) lovely pics

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Velvet said...

Amazing place. I'd love to visit Canada one day...

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow such gorgeous photos!!
I hope you can get all your photos back!
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Terri said...

Are you feeling homesick? Did you find a place?

And I'd love to know the story of the Canadian Thanksgiving. We've just read the original document describing the first American one...and the mythology of the holiday has quite overwhelmed the real story.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Oh my. Your grandfather certainly lives in a beautiful place! I've always secretly envied those who live on lakes, especially in autumn. Everywhere you turn there's a view stunningly beautiful. Ahh, must be nice :)

The photo taken through the screen window is my particular favorite in this set. I've toyed around with this, too. It produces some pleasing results! Thank you for sharing these, Emily!

Sorry to hear about your Greenwich photos. I hope you were able to recover them. Technology can be a pesky thing at times ;)

Galine said...

Oh, how I miss the colors of Canada!!! The crisp reds and yellows and oranges on the trees!

And oh, Thanksgiving. It's actually one of the only holidays I miss...!!! Pumpkin Pie!! Okay I need to stop now haha

Gorgeous photos!!

Anthea said...

Wow! This place looks amazing!!!

Anthea,
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ching said...

i love the different shades of leaves that you captured.. how i wish i can experience fall. :D
i am now your new follower.

Outofseasonface said...

These are such gorgeous photos! Such a beautiful place, and the leaves couldn't be more perfect! I hope youre having a wonderful weekend, and having luck with the apartment hunting.

Ashley said...

Emily--I have another teaching abroad question for ya.

Did you stay in shared housing provided by a school? Or did you find an apartment in spain?

Also, did you work at multiple schools or just one?

Fablefairy said...

Hi. Mexico looks amazing. Did they make lots of jewellery with frida khalo in it? they do so much of that in cape town. glad you're based in UK for a while at Uni. What you studying? Are you missing cananda? x fablefairy.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

it looks beautiful there (: and good look with trying to get your photos back! i'm so technologically inept, i'd have no clue...

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Karol Duarte said...

omg, these pictures are beautiful. wonderful place!

eagle-eye-cherry said...

I think I like the Canadian autumn

Krystal said...

Aw, these pictures are so pretty - so nice that your dad sent them!

Jenny said...

oh my! these pictures make me homesick for Ontario in the autumn!!! Reminds me a town called Peterborough! xo.

Jenny said...

p.s. i love that you are canadian!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

hehe. I quite like being Canadian myself!

Camille said...

These are just beautiful images... so picturesque... makes me really want to see Canada (especially in the autumn) someday! :) Paris in Pink