The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky–
So many white clouds–and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Yet is the forest full of the sound of tears….
A wind dances over the fields.
Shrill and clear the sound of her waking laughter,
Yet the little blue lakes tremble
And the flags of tenderest green bend and quiver.
Katherine Mansfield, a New Zealand-writer of short stories. Picture taken 1912. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Get the lenses out to getting closer again
From you have I been absent in the spring (Sonnet 98)
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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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.