Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Day of Fall!

Monday is the first day of Fall. Anyone who has visited my blog will learn that I am a nature loving girl (middle aged woman). I may have posted this photo before, but I just had to again as it is my favorite photo I have ever taken. Now there has been a little color enhancement going on, but thats okay, the more color the better as far as I am concerned. This path is in Canmore, just outside of Banff in Canada. Canmore is home to many artists, painters, photographers, etc. You only have to be there once to understand the attraction of tourists from all over the world. In the winter months, it is heaven for skiers and skidooers, dogsledding etc. In the fall for me it is the closest I could ever get to feeling like I had been dropped into God's country. At the end of the trail, you emerge from the trees to be met by the river, mountains and an old bridge. Hiking beyond this point is not recommended due to the bears that have been known to venture down from the mountains. If one lives in the city and has not experienced the open sky and vast distance that goes to infinity, one has not experienced a great thing that the wild has to offer. The wild as we once knew it is becoming more and more inhabited with less and less wild life to be found. One late evening in Northern Alberta I counted 27 moose, If you have never seen one up close you would be amazed at the size. Let alone 27 all in one evening. That was a moment I will never forget. In spring and fall you are more likely to see the wildlife. So this year we have not been able to get away, but when I look at this picture I remember many moments spent on this trail! I think I am going to go for a walk now. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are lots of beautiful places in the city as well. Take care my friends. Have a great Monday, I am posting this early as I have a doctors appointment and will most likely played out from that. Have your best day!


  1. Your scene is beautiful. Enjoyed reading about you. I look forward to my next visit.

  2. Hi Vickie, Welcome, I am so glad you became a follower. I am going to check out your blog. Take care, Nice to have you here.

  3. Lovely, Mizz Cinner - I adore Autumn. Sigh...I miss it, here in Redneck Central.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  4. our colors are just starting to change even though many leaves are already on the ground.....beautifulphoto !

  5. Hubby and I were just saying today that the leaves are falling and are changing colors. Your photo is a beautiful fall picture, like a post card.

  6. happy fall!! is this a current shot??? that much color already?

    have a great appointment and I hope you get only good news.

  7. Oh Cinner, I live very close to Canmore and have been there many times, it is the most beautiful place I have every visited....I can surely understand how you feel about it...I am hoping to visit the mountains for a few days very soon and always drive through Canmore when I this post.....:-) Hugs

  8. that must have been an awesome sight with those 27 moose; we were in Montana for 8 years and I think I can count on one hand how many moose we saw when we ventured into their habitat

    happy fall to you!


  9. What a beautiful picture! Enjoy the change of seasons. I love this time of year!

  10. C-Woman, this is a worthy worthy photo, brought tears not only to my eyes but to my heart ... GAH to see such a sight again! in the flesh ...

    I didn't realize today was the official first day of autumn ... I only know September 21st is my personal favorite date, every year ...

    I can't imagine how huge a moose is, especially after once having a close encounter with an elk, after dark, whilst camping and having to go tinkle out amongst the trees ...

  11. HI CINNER and happy Monday.

    I love your photo - and learning about places I never knew. :-)
    Hope all goes well at your doctor.

    Love to you my friend

  12. Hi Gail, Happy Monday to you, everything went well at the doctors. Just more of the same. All is good. take care. big hug, hope yoy are well.

    Toni, is it your anniversary date, if so happy, happy, sorry you were sick on the weekend. I am glad you liked the photo. It makes me want to go back there, but hubbie is back to work tomorrow. Stay out of the bushes!
    love you. c

    Lois, I enjoy fall as well, really all the seasons, but I do love all the colors.all the best to you and your family.

    Betty, It was winter you could hardly see the roads and really foggy, I was so worried we were going to hit one. They were not in a group, they were 2 here, 2 there and another and another. Montana soound nice! Take Care,

    Bernie, Oh the mountains sound so wonderful to me right now. We used to drive through too, then we went into their downtown area, there is the neatest old church on main street. That is my favorite part and the people, they have always been so nice. Be well, Have a wonderful day.

    Char, You busted me, it is from last year although most of our leaves are on the ground already. Take care my friend.

    TechnoBabe, it just seems to happen overnight, we had a windy day yesterday, I should be out raking, but will wait until they are all off and when hubbie is home. Take care. happy fall.

    Beth, hi ours too are falling rather fast, I was in a store the other day and all Christmas stuff was out. I thought isn't that jumping the gun a little. Thanks for your remarks about my photo, it means alot coming from you. take care.

    Anne, maybe one day you will get to see it, Hope you are well. Take care.

    Hi Kyddryn, I love fall too. Redneck Central? We have some of that with all our Oil workers, Riggers, and of course some cowboys! Take care, glad you have stopped by for a visit.

  13. lovely pics Cindy......I can smell the season and does it ever stir the blood!!!

  14. I saw a moose crossing sign, when I visited New Hampshire... then a moose crossed, it was beautiful and fascinating.

  15. Spotted Wolf, nice to have you pop in, the season is here, is it your favorite time of year.your pics were awesome Dennis, it seemed like such fun. thats how life should be.

    Hi Christina, I think it can be such a surprise because they just seem to appear, fascinating is a good word. take care.

  16. OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!! This photo is G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S!!!!!!Great shot!
    I wish I lived there!
    Hope your appt went well, Cinner!


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