Searching the back-roads of Ontario for the last few Fall colors.
The colors have mostly peaked around here, but I’ve managed to get a few more snapshots before it all comes to an end.
These were taken two weekends ago.
This was on top of an abandoned ski hill, looking down where the chairlift used to be.
There’s a tiny dot near the road, the middle of the photo above. That’s my car.
If you dont’ believe me, here it is blown up…
It’s not a very big ski hill. But these are the highest “mountains” in the region, so you can get quite a good view on the top.
The hills in the far distance, behind the Bear, are about 50 km away.
As you can see, there’s not much around the area, which might have been a factor as to why the ski hill closed.
I love the old barns with hand-hewn square timbers. These were the originals.
At least the cows were curious…
You know you’re in Small-town Ontario when you can stand in the middle of the highway without worrying about other cars.
At least that road had painted lines, though. Unlike this next one…
And of course, I could have always gotten off the pavement, and gone off-roading in the bush…but that’s for another day.
Here’s one of my favorite trees that I like to photograph, as it was on September 22nd.
ARGHH!! From green, to half-bare in 10 days!!!
It never ceases to amaze me how fleeting the colors are!
Though you never know when exactly it will end.
These next pictures were from just a few days ago. I found some forest that still had some bright yellow, so I took some quick photos after work, in the 30-40 minutes of remaining good light.
The fishermen were die-hards. They looked cold..sitting in their winter jackets, trolling back and forth, trying to catch the elusive walleye.
Fishermen are stupid that way.
I know…because I’m one myself.
Though I was glad there were there…their boats made the foreground more interesting. (But I would have preferred they were spaced further apart for better composition!)
This last one will probably be a watercolor painting, one day.
Well, like I said…the colors are past their peak. So that will probably be it for fall photos…
…until next year.