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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct , 2012 3:58 am 
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Some pics from our church's annual hayride & bonfire at our neighbors' house.

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Setting sun lighting the trees on fire


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Ditto.

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Pretty bonfire! :love:


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Mesmerizing fire...

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct , 2012 8:15 pm 
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So how tall was your bonfire?

My most memorable bonfire was at a Guy Fawkes day in Fife. It was huge - I forget how huge, but much taller than a tall human. And the heat made such a contrast with the cold November air that when you got as close to it as you could stand, your front was extra-hot but your back was cold.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct , 2012 10:40 pm 
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It was a big bonfire. They'd actually started it the night before. I'd say it was at least 5 feet across and about 6 feet high, at least, when it started.

My contacts were melting to my eyeballs, but I loved it! :D It was really cold outside!

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct , 2012 5:56 pm 
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Here's the first major splash of color I've seen around here- a patch of sumac running towards the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct , 2012 6:01 pm 
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Oh, sumacs are pretty in the fall! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct , 2012 3:09 am 
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More pics!

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This is from inside the corn maze we did yesterday.

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Same here.


These are from today at my parents' house. It also happens to be Katie's 17th birthday. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct , 2012 11:27 am 
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Love those brilliant orange and reds!

Here's some more from last week:

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And here's a view of the Pentland Hills from the Castle Esplanade:

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct , 2012 1:30 pm 
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Oooh, I love old cemeteries! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct , 2012 2:03 pm 
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Really? Then I'll post some more when I get home from work.

(if I remember - feel free to poke me if I forget)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct , 2012 9:23 pm 
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Here are some from the graveyard near Princes Street Gardens:

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And here are some from the Greyfriars graveyard:

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct , 2012 10:32 pm 
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Very cool! It is pretty in the sunshine, but it would be even cooler-looking in a grey fog at twilight.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Wed 17 Oct , 2012 4:20 am 
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Part of what Katie wanted to do for her birthday was to go hiking at Glen Helen (a nature preserve near here). It was a spectacular fall day. I mean, honestly. It was perfect.

I have 75+ pics to prove it. :help: And now let me post them all here!

:P Just kidding. I will post a few highlights here, but the link to the album on FB is here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 81af44f9ff



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This is a natural rock formation called Pompey's Pillar.


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Rocky outcrop near Pompey's Pillar


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Sarah spotted this tree and called it "The Ghost Tree." :D

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
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The first one is totally epic.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sun 28 Oct , 2012 6:37 pm 
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Shots from The Mountain today. I believe these are the first pictures I've posted in this thread that were actually taken in Montréal:

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I can almost never get these guys to look at the camera when we're outside. I guess the world is just too interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Sun 28 Oct , 2012 6:43 pm 
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Very nice! The dogs are beautiful, as usual. :) I love the color on the sumacs in the first pic.

And thanks for the nice comment about the first pic of my last post.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
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Well, we had fall foliage. Nothing like a hurricane to blow it all away at once. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Wed 31 Oct , 2012 1:55 pm 
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Very true!

(I hope you and yours are all well besides that.)

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
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Thanks, yes, we're fine. We're well protected by the woods around us. Oddly enough, several tree stakes for our young trees snapped off at the ground, but the trees are fine. I suppose they had enough flexibility to bend with the wind.

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 Post subject: Re: Autumn colours
PostPosted: Thu 01 Nov , 2012 2:18 pm 
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some autumn photos taken by CBC readers

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