Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Canal Swim


Our sojourn to the Valley
always leads us to the Gaspereau Canal....
Why... you ask?
Well, if you love 
COLOUR
and
CONTRAST
then you'll understand.


Wending my way through fields of asters
to fetch you know who.


I love colour and contrast just as much as anyone else,
just read on and you'll see.


Now if I were to dive into that water 
this painting would be destroyed...


so I let Daddy Jim snap picture after picture


This is what he saw while I foraged in the grass,
the sun striking across the roadway ahead
and bathing the trees.


Now just look at these colours just as I enter the canal.
They look like oil or acrylic...I really like these!
(especially because my blond hi-lites are so well emphasized)


Hey my tail appears to be acting up,
almost acting like a paint brush...
now that gives me an idea.


Exiting the brown, blue and greys
into the field of goldens and greens


so I hope you enjoyed my visit with colours
and with autumn screeching around the corner
the intensity will increase...
mark my words!

50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. We don't have those glorious autumn colours here.....sigh.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. These colours are just the beginnning of an array of Monet colours....seriously we are so fortunate like the rest of the eastern coast of North America to have this beauty!

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  2. Wow!! Beautiful! You go from one beautiful place to another... I love fall pictures. Sophie, you blend right in there.

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    1. Isn't fall the best time...we drove through Vermont and New Hampshire one year and the stunning colours were in their fullness. Our province is approaching the most gorgeous part of our seasons...autumn colours!

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  3. Like scotsmad, fall color isn't happening here, so it's so nice to see yours. Beautiful photos of a beautiful time of year.

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    1. We in the east are so lucky to be smothered in colour this time of year....never take it for granted...ever!

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  4. I love when you guys go down to the canal! I'm hoping the water is still a decent temp. for you Sophie.

    Great pictures, Ron! Do you take bad ones? It really is getting pretty up there now. Lovely watercolor reflections!

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    1. Yes the water is A OK....this day the water was rather calm with a few interruptions. The reflections were "out of this world"....just like paintings up and down the canal....no wonder Monet gets my full attention when I see a painting.

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  5. oh my gosh- thank you so much for sharing the beauty!
    We can feel it in our soul!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. That makes me more than happy, Tweedles.....hope all's well with you know who and that your world is getting some great colour!

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    1. Debra...this country of ours is blessed no matter where we live...Nova Scotia has water and vegetation that keeps changing...love this so much!

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  7. Stunning place, beautiful and so calm. Sophie your tail wags even when you swim , so sweet.
    Have a happy weekend you three!
    Ivan

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    1. My tail is my rudder, Ivan...I slip into the stream,aim and shoot directly for Mr. Orangie...aahh the life!

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  8. Lovely pictures. You also got the beautiful autumn colours now....hope for som sun this weekend...
    You are a good swimmer, our dachshunds only go with their paws in the water

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    1. Little pita patters like your doggies need some coaxing perhaps....SOphie would love to help!!!She told me so!
      Ron

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  9. WE do love your header and smile each time we see it. Lovely colours and Fall is definitely here. Have a wonderful Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks for the kind words re:my header....just in the process of updating it for Fall...needs some punchy colours, me thinks!

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  10. I loved that video, I felt like I was there! Sophie is so cute with her swimming and the colour of the leaves is amazing. Things haven't started turning orange here yet, but I guess it won't be long.

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    1. Hi Annie...I'm happy that my little video gave you a feeling of Sophie's water world and that colours are starting to cover our landscape. I have so many videos which involve so much time to view and splice that I get overwhelmed and always put them aside. Just waiting for the perfect "humourous" moment with HRH so everyone can have a good chuckle...have a great w/e!
      Ron

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  11. Soph, you'd be 'in heaven' if we lived near this canal! Right?

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    1. I think Sophie would be "in the canal" all the time....pretty sure of that!

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  12. You're further along with fall color than here in the NW, but it's coming. Your photography is amazing! Sage would love to jump right into that canal with Sophie.

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    1. Sage...you are MORE than welcome to paddle with me...we could do lengths up and down while the humans walk and talk!

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  13. Each of these is such a delight to the eyes! You have captured the colors of fall so beautifully.

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    1. It was so peaceful and calming to be there and the smells in the air just added to the photo captures...we always enjoy this trek!
      Ron

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  14. HI SOPHIE GURL! remember me? i have been abscent for awhile but havent forgotten you and your pretty eyes. these pictures yo dadio took are so beautiful. I have missed how coming here inspires me and gives me "eye-gasmns." lol i hope all is well with you and the fam... it sure looks like you are enjoying this weather!

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    1. Oh I remember you and wondered what happen to my joyful friend. High 5er to you...snookums!

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  15. The photos and footage are breathtaking!

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    1. Hey Mitch...you know what...give Jerry a big hug for me....sometimes I think he feels left out....there...now I feel better. And many thanks for you breathless comments!
      Hasta la vista....Ron

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  16. Spectacular pictures and video. I can't wait to watch the colors 'ripen' and to watch you show them to us!
    Violet

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    1. OK...I'm out and about asap....pressure is on!

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  17. How beautiful and refreshing! Wonderful spot for a swim :)
    We don't have fall colors like you do, so we very much enjoy these fantastic images.

    HUGS!
    Sierra Rose

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    1. Hi Ho Sierra Rose.....loved your last post....enjoy my walk in the land of colours....later gator!

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  18. ...a painters dream...a naturlovers dreaming place.....and a four legged fury friends paradise..., cara Sophie!!!

    ...ahhh, if we only could be there toooooooo; instead my friend CJ and me have got only a soft little goldenbrown puddle....but...this is fine too!!!!!

    Oh, magic indeed, just wonderful these golden spots and cristal clear reflections.....and how sublime the light mauve colours which blend in with the soft water waves.....................and all this in the warmest sunlight....what an artist you are, Ron!!!!!

    We are truly soooooooooo happy to be back and take part of your splendid adventures, cara Sophie & Ron....we missed them just toooooooooo much!!

    Lots of warm sunshine from your tuscan friends

    ciao ciao Laccaille CJ & elvira

    cia

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    1. Welcome welcome...to the 3 of you....we so enjoyed our sojourn along the canal looking intently into the waters seeing so many Monet colours....it was never-ending and we loved it....of course, Sophie loved diving into the waters making the colours change right before our eyes....she is an artist too.
      Ciao...Ron and Sophie

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  19. I did indeed enjoy my visit, because I FREAK OUT FOR FALL. What a cute dog who loves to swim.

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    1. Hi Ho K........orother......man you'd freak until Friday if you lived here!

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  20. Dear Sophie,

    Nature is making FALL where you are! It hasn't quite started here, although Nature has made the air a little cooler which is happy for me with my thick coat. I am definitely a Winter Dog.

    Enjoy your Fall!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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    1. Yes each day gets more vibrant with colour...waiting for that special moment to take pics with all the oranges, reds and yellows!

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  21. Simply gorgeous y'all :D Beautiful place and fantastic capture of color! Wonderful :D

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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    1. Hi RooRoo...we love colour in the Fall here and I hope to spread the "likes"!

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  22. Sophie- the colors are magnificent!! Such beautiful pictures- the water is like glass-- stunning photography! We witnessed some of that amazing color when we were up your way a few weeks ago-- it was breathtaking!!
    Love
    Vicki

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    1. So glad you were able to experience our colour....today the colour is more vibrant than ever...more pics!!!

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