Fall Colours

Tuesday Oct 25th, 2016


That first day you turn the furnace on can cause a little sigh of dread for the upcoming winter and the official end of summer. However, before you pull out the parka, mother nature has a little show in store to ease the transition. We are so lucky to live in an area where this amazing show can be part of your day.

It is amazing to think that people come from all over the world to experience what a lot of us in this area can see outside of our front door.

With the warm Fall to date, the colours are a little later this year which means that you still have time to do that nature walk that you have been thinking about. Lions Valley is a beautiful place to walk and enjoy the escarpment blazing in colour. Any time I drive over the bridge on Upper Middle Road, east of Dorval, I am struck by the number of people taking pictures of the breath taking scenery of the Glen Abbey golf course and of the vibrant valley on the other side. The maple trees give us the beautiful orange and red hues and the poplars provide the bright yellows. It is an abundant display of colour.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park may have closed the pool, but their trees are still turning. Rattlesnake Point has gorgeous vistas and Crawford Lake’s boardwalk is the perfect place to be encircled with colour as you amble around the wooden boardwalk surrounding the lake. If you are a Go Train commuter, but don’t normally take Cross Street on your way to or from the Trafalgar station, you might want to alter your route home or to work to include driving past the bridge by Speers and Cross. 16 Mile creek is fully ablaze and may offer you that feeling of awe that you need before heading into another day at the office.

It is so easy to take what is outside our windows for granted, but if you take the time to appreciate the wonder of nature that is around us this time of year with a walk or a drive, you just might be rewarded with a sense of calm and peace that reassures us that life, like the seasons, indeed may be unfolding just as it should.

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