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Pagan Holidays

Drew Carey is right in saying Americans celebrate a lot of holidays which have nothing to do with the Bible. Many Americans run high with the pagan Winter Holiday and consider it the major Christian festival having a Nordic Santa flying through the sky to bring presents to their children. they also think Jesus Christ his birthday would be on what they do not seem to know is the birthday of the goddess of light.

Did the Americans ever question where Santa Claus came into the picture by Jesus birth? And why celebrate somebodies birthday months after he was born, because Jesus was born in what is the Autumn-time in America. (October 17, 4BCE) and what have fur-trees to do with Bethlehem or the nativity of Christ?

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Halloween is Satanist Christmas

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Further reading

  1. So Thanksgiving was ordained by whom?
  2. Happy Hallonksmas
  3. The origin of Christmas
  4. Ho Ho Hum
  5. Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?
  6. Who does Thanksgiving, actually Thank!
  7. Dang those spooky Druids
  8. The dark side of Halloween
  9. Ghosts by Lauren Raine
  10. Acts 5:29 “… We ought to obey God rather than men”
  11. Halloween – An Occultic Observance
  12. Halloween and the forces of darkness
  13. The Witch’s Desk: Celebrate September! ~ Full Moon & Autumnal Equinox
  14. The Witch’s Desk: Celebrate October! ~ Full Moon & Samhain
  15. Halloween (…and other pagan holidays)
  16. The Pagan Roots of Halloween
  17. Offerings to the Ancestors
  18. Should Christians Not celebrate Chrismas?
  19. Pagan Holidays in a Muggle Environment

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Jeremiah 10:2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

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Beautiful, Brilliant, Scary

After a very warm beginning of Autumn, having temperatures going up to 17° Celsius, we got literal and other storms from last weekend onwards. Today the temperatures fell back to normal and we got the literal white snow whilst the red cold blanket was further enrolled bringing the country to a terror alert 4, giving us the impression the country could as well soon declare us at war. That scares many people who in the region Brussels were also been asked to stay indoors and to have all shopping centres closed.

Though we should look outside and go into nature where the shouting colours can bring us back at peace. For sure a big change will take place this year and after 70 years no war in Belgium it could well be that Autumn might have come over that idea of peace and tranquillity.

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To remember

  • glorious red, yellow + orange of the seasons’ leaves = message of death +> Winter is coming
  • season that looks forward to barrenness and bleakness
  • autumn reminding in inescapable colors change is taking place =>lead to new growth + life = All paths falling into place.

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Autumn is in the land

Storms on the way

Nature’s Watercolor Painting

Bits and Bobbs, of a beautiful Autumn

A Virginia Autumn

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Stephanie Ascough

Isn’t it funny how we (I) wax on and on about autumn? Behind the glorious red, yellow and orange of the seasons’ leaves is a message of death. Winter is coming. When I stop and think about it, I remember of all the ways I run from change in my own life. And yet, I love and always will love the changing seasons. Even-especially- the one that looks forward to barrenness and bleakness.

It’s like autumn is reminding me in inescapable colors that change is taking place, right under my nose. It may be through a place that feels like death at times. But I can trust that it will lead to new growth and life. All these paths are falling into place.

And in the meantime, for the first time, I get to relish this season. For what it is, and for what comes after.

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Bits and Bobbs, of a beautiful Autumn

km Salvatore from Western New York lives on the Erie Canal where there’s always something going on, in any number of the towns scattered along the water way. He also lives between 2 Great Lakes where also there’s always something to shoot.

The park and the wall on his photo’s reminds us of the park in Tervuren near Brussels.

In his surroundings he knew to capture the vivid life Autumn also can bring.

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DSC_8257 can ya just hear the leaves crinkling

DSC_8264 it was such an awesome day, i cant remember the last time i stayed in the park so long…good thing there were plenty of benches

DSC_8267 in front of the conservatory

DSC_8269 magnificent colors all over

DSC_8270 made me think spring was here

DSC_8273 chestnuts galore

DSC_8276 im sneaking into the sunken garden

DSC_8280 usually wedding take place here, and they have posted, no one is allowed to taks pictures with out …paying a fee..yeah right!!!!

DSC_8281 ok…..im going in

DSC_8283 i know a short cut..

DSC_8284 here we go im almost inside

DSC_8285 good,no one is shooting anything special

DSC_8287 theres the main entrance… where one would pay…

DSC_8295 can you imagine your wedding here… it must be beautiful, almost fairy taleish

DSC_8297 i loved walking through here

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take a walk with me take a walk with me

DSC_8303 gotta kick those leaves

DSC_8300 well that was my little tour, that i DID NOT pay for!!!

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Autumn is in the land

Last weekend there was a huge storm in a glass of water. Whilst in Paris several people found an end to their life by terrorist actions in Europe others found an end to their life by the season which reminds many of death.

Storm came over Europe and let us feel again why this season is called Autumn. Still today it is warmer than usual but we have the rain and wind to accompany us and even break our umbrellas. But it does not break our souls, for the warm glue of the changing colours overpowers us.

Autumn fields, Leefdaal, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, European Union

Autumn fields, Leefdaal, Flemish Brabant, Belgium, European Union

Considered the last month of autumn it looks like only now the season got from the ground swept up by the first heavy winds.
Some may never been a fan of this November or Autumn month. For lots of people November is the month of the dead, and used allusively with reference to the short, damp, cold, or foggy days regarded as characteristic of the northern hemisphere. For those fearing the cold winds of Canada and the warm breezes of the South fighting with each other, around the Great Lakes, may find themselves left in such misery. For those who are having migraines regularly they very well know when it is going to storm or when snow is going to come. That is not a very pleasant feeling and if one has to work it is a very (damn) nuisance.

We have entered a season which may be even more unique than Spring Season. We also may see more different shades of colours than in Spring.

It should not make us sad but should get us up onto our feet, going out to show the winds that we are stronger than they. Though I do agree I am not an hero to go out in the bad weather, and was it not for the dog, I perhaps waited sometimes a bit longer before having a stroll.

I am not a good photographer, so for looking at nice photos I would recommend to go and look at Cindy Knoke and Chae H. Bae their site and some other photographic WordPress sites. But this is the time I use my eyes to linger and to bring a fantasy world to life. No wonder so many writers found enough inspiration in this season and for crime or who-dun-it authors this season is a gold mine.

Aurora borealis by permus by Chae H. Bae

After the Summer holiday most people are back at work and the retired folks who took their Summer vacation at a sunny place somewhere further from home, it is time now to sit at home cosy warm and enjoying some music, film or documentary or entertaining program on television. Hopefully they also will take some time to enjoy the biggest life show on earth. The ever changing colours the big kaleidoscope of nature world.

Behind the glorious red, yellow and orange of the seasons’ leaves many may find a message of death, but often they forget it is all a message of an abundant life where water was taken from deep under the ground and the warmth of the sun was enjoyed and had caressing the tree-trunk, making it grow and glow.

Trees are telling us after all that sun and pleasure it is time to meditate on what went on and on where to go. They are calling to come to a stand still in our rushing world which does not seem to have much space for the wonders of nature. This time the red and yellow are the screaming colours which ask for attention whilst the wind shouts it out load. We can’t ignore the call of our surrounding nature.

At certain places where there are still enough trees in Europe, the elk makes sure that we can hear it is time to find a renewal of intimacy. It is time to come closer to each other again. Be it by the fireplace or by some extra light in the darkness of this season.

Winter is coming. More and more older people are running away from it and going to spend their Wintertime in the South of Europe. But the coldest season of the year does not frighten many youngsters who love to go skying or snowboarding. For many the “old man wrapped in cloak” may bring an invitation to go outdoors again after all the storms and heavy rain of the Autumn months. After that season that looks forward to barrenness and bleakness, the white eiderdown will attract many to go out again to brave the cold.

At moments this season may also be a moment to be in tears for seeing how certain North Americans boast so much they killed a huge bull elk.

A new video with a recent elk hunt in Utah shows how hard work this work may be and how it pays off for some.

From the video maker:

“After years and years of trying, plenty of opportunities and hundreds of miles hiked, I was finally able to fill my over the counter, general season, archery elk tag. This has proven to be one of the most challenging hunts I have ever been on. He is my biggest bull to date by a country mile and I couldn’t be happier with him. Not a lot of action in this video, it has mostly my reaction to the incredible situation I found myself in. All Kuiu, all the time.” {Video: Bowhunting for Bull Elk in Utah}

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Dan Agnew killed a bull in Columbia Co., Wash., after making an impressive 250-yard shot

I agree to be able to have enough winter-meals prepared, for man living in this world, we need hunters and we have to agree some may be hunted. And meat from animals living in the wild always taste better than from farm-animals. As long as those people who want elk antlers to hang on a wall, hunt respectfully for those forest kings it is acceptable and will keep some balance in the forest as well.

We are so closed in, that those animals able to run in the wild, may remind us what man has sacrificed for more comfort and material gadgets they do not always need. So many people have become a slave of their materialism they even do not notice it any more. Now the gusty winds are calling them to remind them that there is life there outside they are missing.

The swaying trees whistle and tell the stories of the past Summer but also of the things to come, calling animals to shelter for the coming Winter.

 

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Preceding articles:

Looking at Autumn

Abscission

Autumn Verses

A Virginia Autumn

The Elk are Bugling~

An Autumn Ramble

You’re Lighter Than Air~

Family happiness and little things we do

Your position about materialistic desires having conquered the world

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Further reading

  1. A Lovely Day Trip
  2. Moose
  3. the elk
  4. RMEF Tops $1 Billion in Total Value of All-Time Conservation Efforts
  5. More on the Bob Marshall Wilderness Trip
  6. A Dozen Elk at Crystal Mountain, WA
  7. Different Types of Camping – What is your Preferred Style?
  8. [Build an Ecosystem] Rain Gardens
  9. Elk Cranberry and Cheddar Meatballs
  10. Video: Bowhunting for Bull Elk in Utah
  11. Video: Bowhunting for Big Colorado Bull Elk
  12. The Top 40 Typical and Non-Typical Elk Records
  13. Great Smoky Mountains
  14. Elk Crossing
  15. Elk Camp – What’s a Beta mom to do?
  16. Bits and Bobbs, of a beautiful Autumn
  17. Singing Round 203 – November
  18. Autumn Farm Scene
  19. Macro Photography : fallen leaves by ShinichiSaeki
  20. New on 500px : Light on the Grove by gjim9beam by gjim9beam
  21. New on 500px : Mating Call by lanremakele by lanremakele
  22. New on 500px : Fall colors by jfzhang by jfzhang
  23. New on 500px : Sun Valley by MAPhoto
  24. New on 500px : Into the unknown by SelahattinNizamPhotography by SelahattinNizamPhotography
  25. New on 500px : Autumn by Parkddoven
  26. New on 500px : Autumn roads by argiriouvasiliki by argiriouvasiliki
  27. New on 500px : Autumn by picspassion by picspassion
  28. Basildon Park
  29. autumn dusk
  30. Autumn leaves have no hiding place from me and my assistant
  31. Autumn Poems and Songs for Young Children
  32. Willow moon
  33. Autumn Reflections – Day 19
  34. One day of November
  35. Winter Squash and Apple Soup
  36. Turkey Vultures?
  37. Flowers of autumn
  38. Oak Grove in Autumn

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A Virginia Autumn

With all the bloodshed in Paris we perhaps could loose sight or track of an other changing element, nature “dying softly” to prepare for a new life, a new Spring in a few months.

Let these beautiful photographs bring some soothing to the morals, bring calmness and bring peace to our runaway beaten heads.

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In a small town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, most rooms of this photographer her home look out upon the Blue Ridge Mountains at the physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range, which keep changing within minutes.

She may belong to the lucky ones who can live in a place where humans did not get a chance to destroy nature.

It looks even that she can be around a place where there is a major freeway in Virginia that boasts a long stretch of empty beauty.

The Road Home from Clifton Forge

  1. Mitseadazi~
  2. Mini Me~
  3. what is actually happening in the garden?
  4. New on 500px : 輝く霧 by photoevecolon by photoevecolon
  5. New on 500px : Stone bridge by GerhardW500px
  6. New on 500px : I will survive by WiesiaLeal
  7. New on 500px : Autumn at Glade Creek Grist Mill by JakiGoodMiller
  8. New on 500px : Mountain stream by kim_young_kwon
  9. Beautiful, Brilliant, Scary
  10. Colourful and crisp autumn
  11. Autumn from my office
  12. Winter’s Faded Ways
  13. Pine Cones
  14. November… the awkward month

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Virginia Views

After the Rain 2It rained a day or two.

FencelineAnd then the sun celebrated Autumn.

An Autumn in Virginia.The Way Out

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Autumn Verses

In Belgium the last few days, in day time, have shown higher temperatures (17°C) than normal for the time of year, but the leaves colouring and falling off tell us that it is really autumn.

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looking at

  • summer idles soon dissolve
  • October’s captured insects > spiders all well fed
  • woodyard debris,
  • frosty days arrive with each November,
  • dense cloud of leaves.
  • Unfazed by promise of mortality
  • comfort in the silence and stillness.

Mortality, and the confrontation we have with it, does force us to pay attention to those details.{lazarusdodge}

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Preceding articles:

Looking at Autumn

Abscission

An Autumn Ramble

Waiting in the mist

The Elk are Bugling~

During Wind and Rain

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Further reading

  1. Changing over…
  2. Changing seasons…
  3. The Colors of Autumn
  4. The Comfort of Mortality
  5. Macro Photography : IMG_9616.jpg by mciampin
  6. morning autumn by soriniko
  7. Already Late
  8. Change
  9. Misty Autumn by sysaworld
  10. beauty
  11. Liberated Quilting
  12. Takayama Autumn Festival (秋の高山祭)2
  13. New on 500px : Autumn bustle by h_shirasaki by h_shirasaki

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The Elk are Bugling~

As Autumn comes in town those in the industrial sites and cities can only dream of the changing beauty of the countryside. For sure they miss a lot.

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As fall descends in Yellowstone and the Tetons,
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painting the trees golden-yellow,
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the elk are rutting,
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bugling,
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and posturing.
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They become so exhausted by all this effort, they bugle while resting!
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The calves,
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and does,
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provide a peaceful contrast!
Cheers to you from the Tetons in the fall~

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Abscission

Abscission: The shedding of leaves, flowers, or fruits following the formation of the abscission zone or act of cutting off; sudden termination.

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The separation of a leaf, fruit, or other part from the body of a plant. It involves the formation of an abscission zone, at the base of the part, within which a layer of cells (abscission layer) breaks down. This process is suppressed so long as sufficient amounts of auxin, a plant growth substance, flow from the part through the abscission zone. However, if the auxin flow declines, for example due to injury or ageing, abscission is activated and the part becomes separated. {A Dictionary of Biology | 2004 }

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In this writing:

  • a story told in the ephemeral nature of colour.
  • sound of change – rustling and rain of leaves
  • On brighter autumn day, sunshine moving through leaves = illuminating as enlightenment.
  • Fluidity in time and space, the flow of the circle = part of the cyclical design
  • Nature shows us tangible, real-time change
  • Energy = always moving.
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  • Autumn: Returning to the Root (hokku.wordpress.com)
    As are all seasons, autumn is a stage in the interplay of the two forces, Yin and Yang. In autumn Yang is decreasing and Yin increasing, and that is particularly obvious now that the autumn solstice has passed. Withering and dying are Yin, and in autumn we see plants and leaves begin to wither and die. Cold is Yin, and in autumn we feel the air growing ever cooler as the sun declines lower and lower in its arc across the sky. Darkness is Yin, and in autumn darkness (night) grows while light (the day) wanes. Things that retreat or fall are Yin, and in autumn the sap retreats from twigs and branches in trees and leaves begin to fall; in annual plants the energy has gone into the seeds, and in many perennial plants the life energy leaves the withering, visible part of the plant and retreats to the root.
  • The Science of Fall Color, Revisited (michpics.wordpress.com)
    The Science of Color in Autumn Leaves from the United States National Arboretum explains that process that starts the cascade of events that result in fall color is a growth process that starts in late summer or early autumn. When the nights get long enough, a layer of cells called the abscission layer forms that begins to block transport of materials from the leaf to the branch.
  • Farewell, Summer. It’s the Autumnal Equinox (yoursforgoodfermentables.com)
    I remember, unfondly, a late September day, several years ago, when a manager of a Maryland wine-and-beer shop dismissed my sales call by telling me that she would not be interested in any more beer for the fall, because beer could only be sold in the summer.
  • Dialectic (thewritingwolf.wordpress.com)
    I want to make the seas churn like my stomach
    water turned to acid, acrid and frothing
    foam on the shore now rabid spittle
    infecting those who approach in curiosity
    covering their skin with rash and pockmarks
    blemishes that won’t wash off, won’t wash off
    until they scrub their skin with bristles
    and uncover the beating veins underneath
    every sea turned to a Red Sea as we gouge our eyes
    and peel off our fingernails
    and retch our dreams out onto the floor
    the putrid remains of childhood splattered
    against our dust-covered calloused feet.
  • Why Do Leaves Turn Different Colors? Abscission Reveals Flavonoids, Carotenoids, and Anthocyanins (equipped.outdoors.org)
    I’ve written a fair bit about fall foliage, including the best resources for finding peak foliage; how to take great foliage photos, especially with a polarizing filter; and how to find better foliage using a geologic map.
  • The science of autumn colors (theweek.com)
    The cycle of colors in the leaves of deciduous trees is influenced by weather and temperature (more on that later), but one of the primary drivers is the lengths of nights and days, which govern a tree’s growth cycle. As nights start getting longer, deciduous trees start to form what are called abscission layers at the intersection of leaf and stem. The cells in that junction begin to divide rapidly but do not expand, creating a corky seam that will eventually be the point where the leaf breaks off and falls. As this abscission layer forms, it gradually chokes off the flow of minerals and nutrients between the leaf and its branches.
  • Sugar versus Auxin: which is dominant? (aobblog.com)
    Apical dominance is the phenomenon whereby the outgrowth of buds on the side of a shoot is suppressed in favour of growth by the apical bud (hence its name…). Maintenance of this suppression has long been assumed to be due to the production of auxin by the apical bud and its transport down the stem, which effectively keeps the lateral buds in check. Understandably, outgrowth of lateral buds upon removal of the apical bud – and its associated auxin-production and outflow – is a key bit of evidence for the role of auxin in this phenomenon.
  • nubbsgalore: leaf senescence begins with the advent of the… (rayegunn.tumblr.com)
    leaf senescence begins with the advent of the summer solstice, as the days get shorter and sun becomes more distant. trees begin to reduce the production of chlorophyll — a green pigment critical to photosynthesis — and eventually begin to break down that which remains in the leaf in order to reabsorb its nitrogen.  

Water Over Fire

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I see it, a story told in the ephemeral nature of color. It’s impossible not to look, but I close my eyes, and listen. It’s the sound of change. Autumn calling out in its rustling and rain of leaves when the wind blows. I want to remember it. Not just see it, but feel it. On a fall day enveloped in grey mist, a flash of red leaves will interrupt the fog, burning through the space. On a brighter autumn day, sunshine moving through the leaves is as illuminating as enlightenment.

Change is forever our status. Fluidity in time and space, the flow of the circle. We don’t think about change, but sometimes something shakes you into awareness: a birth, a death, or the brief and brilliant leaves coming loose from their branches.

This is part of the cyclical design. Trees are actively cutting off their leaves in a survival…

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An Autumn Ramble

Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, may look a paradise. After the richness of the Summer, Autumn presents its magic colours. The trees want to tell us stories and their leaves write the words in the air while they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.

No doubt we can see here that Prince Edward Island is a photographer’s dream.

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  • 7 Fabulous Fall Getaways in Eastern Canada (everythingzoomer.com)
    Take in Canada’s blazing bushes and dazzling displays of autumn. Here, a guide to some fabulous foliage spots
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    Always popular as a summer destination, visitors are discovering the beauty of Prince Edward Island in the fall. The warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait moderate PEI’s climate, creating one of the longest fall foliage periods in northeastern North America. On Island hills and ridges, sugar maple leaves turn bright apricot-orange, mixing with the scarlet-reds of red maple, cherry and sumac and the vibrant yellows of poplar, beech and birch.
  • The top fall foliage road trips in Canada (sunnewsnetwork.ca)
    Yes, it’s sad that summer is ending, but there are reasons to be excited about fall – one of which is the wide array of fall foliage that is put on display around this time of year. There are countless spots in our massive country to plan a beautiful autumn road trip around. But we’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 places to see fall foliage in Canada.
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    Gulf of St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island

    There are a huge range of colours in Prince Edward Island’s forests. The mix of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait create a moderate climate on the Island, making for a long viewing season.

  • Kick Off NHL Season on a Canadian Course (golfnow.com)
    As a previous recipient of Golf Digest’s four-star rating as a “Best Place to Play,” Glasgow Hills’s gorgeous natural surroundings, including the Gulf of St. Lawrence and River Clyde, have attracted golfers from around the world since it opened to the public in 2001. Renowned as a challenging, yet fair layout that all golfers can enjoy, Glasgow Hills measures nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees and features several elevation changes, as well as a course rating of 73.8 and a slope of 134. Aside from its surroundings and layout, the course has also steadily gained recognition for its immaculate conditions, which are typically sustained throughout the summer and fall.
  • Adventure Canada to Send Contest Winner to France, While Barely Leaving the Gulf of St. Lawrence (adventure.travel)
    Photo Life Magazine’s annual photo contest, The World We Live In, returns for its 20th anniversary, and this year’s grand prize is an expedition cruise for two aboard Adventure Canada’s Mighty Saint Lawrence, travelling from Québec City to the French territory of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The winning photographer and guest will embark on the expedition company’s newest ship, Ocean Endeavour, for its inaugural voyage of the season, departing June 14th, 2015 to June 23rd, 2015.
  • The 30 Best Islands In The World (picturesdotnews.wordpress.com)
    Charlottetown, the capital of the province, is a great place to explore and learn about the area’s history, nosh on local seafood, and take in arts and culture. There’s also a natural wonder stemming from the Gulf of St. Lawrence: This 40-foot-tall Thunder Cove double arch composed of copper-hued red sandstone layers.

Sophie and I are heading out for an autumn ramble. Why don’t you come along for a Friday Fave Five outing?  It won’t be hard to count blessings on a beautiful October afternoon on PEI.

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1. The Island in autumn is a photographer’s dream. The fields and woods are like paintings, with brushstrokes of bright gold, deep green, brilliant crimson, fiery orange and rusty brown against the canvas sky.

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2. There are so many backwoods roads to discover on the Island. I head to a favourite one nearby and park the car.

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I walk slowly, shuffling and kicking the leaves, just like I used to do as a child. Remember that?

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3. There’s a trail leading off the road into the woods. I take it. Trails have a compelling lure for me – where do they go? What’s around that bend? I can never resist.

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Sophie lopes ahead, so happy…

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During Wind and Rain


They sing their dearest songs—
He, she, all of them—yea,
Treble and tenor and bass,
And one to play;
With the candles mooning each face …
Ah, no; the years O!
How the sick leaves reel down in throngs!
They clear the creeping moss—
Elders and juniors—aye,
Making the pathways neat
And the garden gay;
And they build a shady seat…
Ah, no; the years, the years;
See the white storm-birds wing across!

They are blithely breakfasting all—
Men and maidens—yea,
Under the summer tree,
With a glimpse of the bay,
While pet fowl come to the knee…
Ah, no; the years O!
And the rotten rose is ript from the wall.

They change to a high new house,
He, she, all of them—aye,
Clocks and carpets and chairs
On the lawn all day,
And brightest things that are theirs…
Ah, no; the years, the years;
Down their carved names the rain-drop ploughs.

(Thomas Hardy)


 

Written five years after his wife Emma Hardy’s death in 1912.

"Thomas Hardy," oil on panel, by the...

“Thomas Hardy,” oil on panel, by the Scottish painter and engraver William Strang. 17 in. x 15 in. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thomas Hardy (c. 1840–1900) English novelist, poet, and dramatist who unites the Victorian and modern eras.

Wrote a.o. the novels: Under the Greenwood Tree (1872),  Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Return of the Native (1878), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), and Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)

Poems:Wessex Poems (1898), Poems of the Past and Present (1902), Satires of Circumstance (1914), Selected Poems (1916), Moments of Vision (1917), Late Lyrics and Earlier (1922), Human Shows (1925) and published after his death: Winter Words (1928).

English: Watercolour painting inspired by the ...

Watercolour painting inspired by the Thomas Hardy novel “Under the Greenwood Tree” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  1. Thomas Hardy: During Wind and Rain
  2. Poetry Analysis during Wind and Rain by Thomas Hardy
  3. Some Thoughts on Wind and Rain
  4. An analysis of During Wind and Rain by Thomas Hardy
  5. During Wind and Rain
  6. During Wind and Rain – Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]

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