Tuesday, October 20, 2009
It is Autumn in most of Canada, and the hillsides and ravines are full of the usual red and gold colours, as the leaves react to the shortened hours of daylight, and the cooler and often frosty nights. However, here in the southern most tip of this country, it just isn't ready to happen yet. I went out into the county to find some of those colours, and as you can tell from this scene, had to settle for Autumn colours on the buildings instead. This old homestead, which was a 114 acre lot right on the shore of Lake Erie, just West of Kingsville, Ontario, was settled by John A Park and his wife and 6 children around 1842. It is now a Conservation Area. We arrived there about a half an hour before closing time, and this did not allow much time for photography. This is one of the scenes that I did manage to shoot, and I found the Hollyhock by the split rail fence in the foreground to be a nice complimentary daub of colour to the building in the background. It is a place that I shall likely return to another time.