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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Autumn Splendor

What an incredible day in the Gatineau's. I was awe struck by the beautiful colours that surrounded me. I honestly can't imagine what it would be like to live on a country that didn't have 4 seasons. To not see or know the true warmth fall colours bring. A day like yesterday is the only thing that makes me sad about my August wedding day. I had always wanted a fall wedding but, being my first year working in the school system, I didn't think it would be okay to take off work. I also knew that I didn't want to take off Friday and go back Monday only to honeymoon at a later day. Now, I wish I had. What a magnificent season.
Originally, I was supposed to meet up with Marlene and her Flickr friend, Helen but that didn't work out so well. I drove around for 1.5-2 hours trying to find Pink Lake, where they were, with no luck. The only thing I can think that happened was that it was one f the 3 parks I drove by that were closed. The Parks people were flagging everyone by. I didn't look to see if maybe those were one of them .. I just kept on driving. All in all, I think it worked out for the better as Marlene had to leave earlier than expected and I wound up not feeling so well so I didn't do any trails. Desite that, as you can see above, I did manage to get some photos taken, thankfully. Meech lake was my favourite and all I could think while I drove around it was how lucky these people owned homes/cottages on such a perfect place. Definitely something I too would want.
Happy Thanksgiving!


jeni boisvert said...

love love love these beautiful fall shot Mellisa! You really have an eye for photography!

barb said...

It must've been a ZOO up there this weekend. I'm glad you ended up finding a place to park and take some GREAT photos. I love the ones you've shared here. :)

Rachel said...

WOW WOW WOW.. girl these are simply GORGEOUS! So rich in colour.. can't wait to see you scrap them girl!


Stay funny said...

beautiful pics mell! Happy that you were able to enjoy your day even if you were not able to find Marlene. Love the last one with the cabana near the lake.
Happy thanksgiving...!

one and one + two said...

Well it's about time - you make it hard to be a blog stalker when you don't post!

Love the photos! I so wanted to go to the Gatineaus this weekend, for my first fall in Ottawa, but we didn't make it...hope the leaves are still there next weekend! I'm not used to much of a fall - back home, a not-so-hot summer turned into frost and winter before the leaves could change color...this is awesome!

Kataroo said...

peeing my pants at one+one's comment :)

I love how you captured the colors reflections in the water!!

Closet Artist said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics. We managed to get out this past weekend and take some great shots ourselves. There is no place like Ottawa in the fall!