Canadian Fall Foliage at Its Best in Photos

Enjoying the fall foliage...

To enlarge the photos just click on them.

Included, is a poll at end to pick your favorite, if you choose to!...idea courtesy of RTalloni :)


This year was the quintessential Canadian Thanksgiving in Ontario. We enjoyed record warm temperatures, gorgeous fall foliage; not to mention, the tastes and smells of turkey, pumpkin pie and most importantly the opportunity to celebrate being family!

Every Canadian Thanksgiving, many Canadians take a drive out to the country to enjoy the foliage. The media announces where the leaves are at their "best". The time varies as does the place, so timing is important. Sometimes it all comes together at Thanksgiving... if we are lucky. This year it did!

I want to share my walk in the woods on Thanksgiving Day with you.

It is easy to be grateful with all the beauty and splendor of nature at your doorstep. The wonderful weather was the icing on the cake! Most of Ontario had temperatures hovering around 24 degrees Celsius...perfect!

Come with me and enjoy what every red-blooded Canadian should do...if they have the opportunity. Here is nature`s gorgeous display from this year for all of you to enjoy, especially if you didn't have the opportunity to be there!


A Walk on Canadian Thanksgiving

1.) Numbered for the POLL for best picture at end of Hub...
1.) Numbered for the POLL for best picture at end of Hub... | Source
2.) The leaves were sensational this year!
2.) The leaves were sensational this year! | Source

To Set the Mood...


Get your senses attuned...

The day is warm, the air is clear. The sky is a beautiful blue with hardly a cloud in the sky. You can hear your footsteps crunch in the gravel. You stop to listen...

What is that sound? To your utter amazement, you can hear dry leaves slowly dropping all around you in the woods.

The woods are ablaze in color, like Mother Nature has set the trees to bloom! Best of all...there are no bugs!

You take a deep breath and exhale...Ahhh, there you go...feel your muscles relax already!

Something to be grateful for this year!

3.) Nature is bedecked with all it's best decorations!
3.) Nature is bedecked with all it's best decorations! | Source
4.) A squirrel in the Tamarack tree, snacking on seeds, gives me a gimlet eye.
4.) A squirrel in the Tamarack tree, snacking on seeds, gives me a gimlet eye. | Source

The walk continues...

5.) Can you hear the gravel crunch as you walk...it is so quiet....ahhh!
5.) Can you hear the gravel crunch as you walk...it is so quiet....ahhh! | Source
6.) Even the poplars decided to dress up!
6.) Even the poplars decided to dress up! | Source
7.) Pines added drama to the color, setting it off beautifully.
7.) Pines added drama to the color, setting it off beautifully. | Source

Splendor all around..

8.) The blaze of glory in autumn
8.) The blaze of glory in autumn | Source
9.) Behind the scenes..more color.
9.) Behind the scenes..more color. | Source
10.) Listen...the leaves...you can hear them drop!
10.) Listen...the leaves...you can hear them drop! | Source

We still have a bit to walk...

11.) Not all Maples turn red...this is one pale beauty!
11.) Not all Maples turn red...this is one pale beauty! | Source
12.) My favorite out of many...
12.) My favorite out of many... | Source
13.) I bid you farewell...hope you enjoyed the walk..come visit again real soon eh?
13.) I bid you farewell...hope you enjoyed the walk..come visit again real soon eh? | Source

Happy Thanksgiving for all of you who have not had your Thanksgiving yet!

Canadians celebrate in October.

Vote for your favorite "Fall Photo" from the Walk

pictures are numbered in the caption below each one.

  • 1.) Red Maple at start
  • 2.) The leaves were sensational...
  • 3.) Nature is bedecked...
  • 4.) Squirrel in Tamarack tree
  • 5.) Can you hear the gravel crunch as you walk...
  • 6.) Even the Poplars decided to dress up
  • 7.) Pines added drama to the color...
  • 8.) The blaze of glory in autumn.
  • 9.) Behind the scenes...
  • 10.) Listen...the leaves...
  • 11.) Not all Maples turn red...
  • 12.) My favorite out of many.
  • 13.) I bid you farwell...
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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Scribenet, this is so lovely! I love walking through the trees this time of year. Everything is just so fresh and smells so amazing. Thank you for sharing. I am going to share this with my followers, too.


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

It's late and it took me a minute...ahhh, yours comes earlier than ours! :) Happy Canandian Thanksgiving to you, and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos! Our color isn't quite full blown just yet, but yours is gorgeous!

Each pic is wonderful in its own right, but I think you saved the best for last. Did you consider putting up one of those boxes to let people vote on the best one?


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii

Absolutely beautiful pictures!! I felt like I, too, was behind the camera cherishing the enjoyment of autumn splendor! Thank you for such a lovely experience ;)


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Peanutritious 5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

Canada looks beautiful! The UK is stunning this time of year too. Autumn is such a rich, colourful season. I love crisp walks through the woods this time of year. Voted up and beautiful.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Those pictures could well have been taken here in Wisconsin, except that so many of our leaves have fallen already.Many trees are bare now while some other kinds are still green.I don't know what causes the early loss of leaves. We expected to take some pictures along the St.Croix River this weekend but I on't know what we will find.Nice to see yours.


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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia

Great Hub, great pics!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you all for your inspiring comments!

Praireprincess...Thank you very much for the share and the kind comments!Much appreciated!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RTalloni...Thank you for your comments and the idea of a poll for favorite pic...for those of us who like to do that...as you can see...I did it right away. Thank you so much!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

TattooKitty...Thank you, I am glad I could give you the experience of being there...that is what makes the Hub worthwhile...thanks again!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Peanutritious...The Uk is spectacular in the pictures I have seen...I am glad you enjoyed this bit of Canada! Thanks for commenting!

Dahoglund...Interesting that Wisconsin has dropped leaves already...just learned something, but I am sure it is weather dependent, though we do have leaves most of October...usually. Thanks for commenting!

Weestro...Thanks for commenting!Glad the pics were enjoyed!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I have really enjoyed this walk with you Scribenet, the pictures are stunning, thank you.

voting up and beautiful.Best wishes MM


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi MM! Glad you enjoyed the walk! These leaves were just too good to keep to myself...thanks for stopping by!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the colors in fall. Thanks for sharing your photos!


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

Truly beautiful Fall pictures:) Thank you!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi randomcreative, heart4theword...Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed the fall colors!


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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful photos Scribenet, very inspiring. I can just imagine myself walking through those woods amidst the vibrant colors of the foliage.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Thank you for this beautiful walk! I am amazed every autumn over the beauty in nature and your photos are just wonderful.

Voting up and beautiful, this hub is an inspiration and something to look at when the winter comes,

Tina


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Tina, Glad you enjoyed the photos...I do look over them in winter and they certainly always cheer me up!

Thanks for commenting!

Maggie


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UlrikeGrace 5 years ago from Canada

Lovely...thank you for inviting us along on your walk...very good work...enjoyed all the sensations. Blessings to you Ulrike Grace


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi UlrikeGrace! So glad you enjoyed the walk as well. I thought it was such a great day and the colour so wonderful I wanted to share not only the foliage, but the "feel" of the day.

Thank you for your kind comments! Cheers!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Scribenet, thanks so much for sharing some beautiful Fall color with us. This has to be one of my favorite times of the year. Very beautiful! It would be a dream to see Canada in the Fall. Maybe one day I can. :)


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Oceansunsets! Fall is one of my favorite seasons here. By this time... (late November...all the leaves have dropped and we have a totally different landscape!) However the short time we enjoy the colors is spectacular! Thank you for your comments!


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natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Wow...wow....wow...gorgeous photos...you make it feel like I am there too...great hub!


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi natures47friend!

Thank you, I enjoyed my walk so much, I tried to convey the feeling to share the walk...so I am thrilled you felt like you were there. That was my intent! It was such a gorgeous day!

Thanks for commenting! Cheers!


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RunAbstract 4 years ago from USA

Lovely photos! Makes me want to stroll through and see for myself! Very nice text as well!

Thanks so much!


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Runabstract...I love to share photos...who doesn't! Glad you enjoyed them as well!

Thanks for dropping by!


susanm23b 4 years ago

Your photos are amazing! My family and I drove up to the North Carolina mountains yesterday to see the leaves--and the display this year was a bit disappointing. This is a family tradition that we have and some years are wonderful and some not. The color in your gorgeous photos was what we had hoped to see yesterday. Thanks so much for this peek at breathtaking Canadian autumn color :)


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Susan! You are right, each year is different. This year I haven't yet been able to get the photos I want. It is dependent on rain and wind as well, since the weather causes some of those gorgeous leaves to drop.. so I am still hoping for a sunny quiet day. Amazingly there are many green leaves out here!

Thank you for commenting!


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

I enjoyed walking in the woods with you! It was hard to select just one of your pictures as they were all awesome! You live in a very beautiful place, which reminds me of my peaceful and gorgeous woods! Voted Up, Beautiful and Awesome.


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Grandmapearl! Glad you could come along for the walk! There is nothing more awesome than a walk through the quiet country side! It is positively restorative.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Thanks for showing us your beautiful Canadian Fall colors. I well remember the fantastic Fall colors when living in Wisconsin. We have some deciduous trees in Houston and appreciate the colors...but for sheer numbers of trees turning at the same time, one must head north. I voted for number 3 but it was a hard decision as so many of your photos were very pretty. Up and beautiful votes.


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Scribenet 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Peggy! Thank you! The leaves are different each year. Before I had a digital camera there was a year when everything was a gorgeous shade of yellow...some years it is more red and others the orange just pops out...so there are unlimited opportunities for photography...just what a photo buff like me loves :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

What a beautiful walk! I love walking in the woods myself, especially in fall. I love fall colors. Your pictures are beautiful, it's so hard to choose a favorite! Voting this up and beautiful! :)


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Scribenet 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi sgbrown! Glad you enjoyed it! The colors were beautiful and I was inspired to try to capture the ambiance of the day. Thank you!

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