October 24, 2011

Sunshine in the Fall

If you visit Webster's Falls Conservation Area at a time when the sun is shining, you should definitely choose a trail to take a long walk, waving your arms in the air, and reciting poetry. It would be better if it happened in the company of friends who know poems in different languages. This makes things even more fun. Whether it's the objective truth or just my imagination, the rhythm of fall can be felt in the rhythm of poetry.

The only thing I wouldn't suggest is eating sandwiches with your feet hanging into a vast crevice. Just looking at this photo makes my hands sweat:

From this point of view, you can find the end of the trail in the top lefthand section of the photo:

The following two photos display the view that can be seen from this plateau:

Nothing like some tea at the end of a walk:


  1. The colors are wonderful. I really like the chipmunk photo!

  2. wow this place looks incredible and the photos are great, of course..

  3. Gorgeous photos, Olga. You make fall look very good! Thanks for stopping by today. Your friend, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  4. You've captured my heart! lol
    How beautiful !

  5. What colorful autumn sceneries they are!
    I hold back my sigh with your stunning photos. Tomoko.

  6. So wonderful. The pictures are so captivating. I felt as if I were walking alongside you. I love your eye for nature's beauty and splendor.

  7. Marvelous walk...
    Thans a lot !
    Gregards from France,


  8. Hello Olga:
    What an amazing place and what superb views. We are so taken with the idea of your walking the trail, most likely with friends, and all of you reciting poetry in a variety of languages. Do you choose Russian or English? The former, to our ears, so very much more romantic.

  9. I would so love to walk there - looks very peaceful and beautiful. And such colors, wow! The best thing about fall. :-)

  10. Ces paysages d'automne sont magnifiques! Je regrette, ici, de n'avoir que des palmiers et des pins. Je ne profite pas du mouvement des saisons. Mais j'ai d'autres compensations.

  11. Olga you have captured these scenes perfectly, I could almost hear the water running, the chipmunk munching, and those colours are just superb. I needed a break like this from the packing, thanks. Diane

  12. Stunning photos, stunning colours. All the better to see on this grey, dank and misty morning over here.

  13. That place looks like heaven! Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos Olga, I felt as if I was walking alongside with you :)

  14. Wonderful travelogue. Looks like fall is at its peak there.

    One thing I CANNOT do is get near the edge of anything. Especially near the top of cliffs. Yipes!

  15. I like these amazing and wonderful landscapes!

    Beautiful colors!

  16. those are just outstanding!!!
    the last one is sooooooo nice

  17. speechless with your pics!!! Take me there, please:-)))

  18. The interaction of the movement of water with the stillness of the trees has a nice calming feeling.

    I wonder how it would sound to have a woman whispering poetry to me in Russian!

  19. Glorious, glorious! Love the chipmunk.

    I'm a little freaked out because those top photos are exactly like a place I dreamed about last night. Eek!

  20. Beautiful vibrant colours, great pictures.

  21. Wow fantastic!=) The hike looks amazing and the water fall...delicious. I can't think of a better hike with friends who know poems in different languages.

  22. Uuuaaauuuu ... Olga this is wonderful. The landscaping is beautiful. Autumn in all its glory. No wonder sweaty hands, much vertigo sit there. Very good to finish the walk with tea:))

  23. Magic place. It is interesting how the colors of autumn are the same for our entire hemisphere. Rocks, water and forests, is a beautiful natural scenery. Nice photo. Nice day wish you Peter.

  24. What an incredibly beautiful autumn do you got around you! I will dream to be able to enjoy something like that once at least!

  25. Such lovely autumn colors, bold and beautiful.

  26. Great pictures! Autumn has definitely arrived and I love all those red trees!

    Duncan In Kuantan

  27. Absolutely amazing, dear.

  28. Each and every scene took my breath away and appeal to me through my senses. Yes, I can feel the rhythm and hear the melody of this season. Autumn foliage is fabulous and the squirrel is so adorable. Thank you for this lovely trip you’ve taken us on, Olga.

  29. Hi Randy,
    I'm glad you liked the photos. I could take photos of chipmunks endlessly!

    Hi David,
    Thank you for complimenting my photos. It's really a glorious place, where Canadian nature can be seen in all its splendour.

    Hi Veronique,
    Isn't it true that, when you see such landscapes, you want to learn to fly? :)

    Hi A Lady's Life,
    This is one of the places that we visit constantly throughout all the seasons. Each time, we are amazed by all of its beauty.

    Hi Tomoko,
    Each fall, even through you know what beauty you might encounter, it is a big surprise. We are very blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy it.

  30. Hi Angela,
    I'm glad you liked my trail through the forest and onto the plateau :) You wouldn't believe - sometimes the path is so narrow that my heart skips a beat.

    Hi Pierre,
    Although we don't have the Eiffel Tower in Canada, we do have a lot of colourful trees :P

    Hi Jane and Lance Hattatt,
    I choose Russian language for reading poems, because I can shamelessly admit that there isn't much besides Ogden Nash and nursery rhymes that I can easily recite in English. However, I enjoy singing "Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall"" :)

    Hi tinajo,
    Let me know when you'll be in Toronto - I promise to show you the most fascinating aspects of Ontario's nature.

    Hi Richard,
    Lorsque le soleil brille, et il ne pleut pas tous les jours, j'ai heureusement séjour au Canada. Dans d'autres cas, je préfère les palmiers.

  31. Hi Diane,
    I'm so glad that you posted this comment. I hope everything is going well with you, and you are feeling fine. Looking forward to your return to the fascinating world of blogging. Thank you for your kind words.

    Hi Sarah,
    Today, we are also having a grey, dank, misty morning. What to do? It's the season. Thank you for the kind words about my photos.

    Hi Marisa,
    Let me know when you are in Toronto - I will show you some really interesting nature stuff :)

    Hi Rick,
    Can you imagine - one of our friends fell down from a cliff. It was horrible. He survived, though.

    Hi Rui Pires,
    Thank you very much for your visit and for your comment.

  32. Hi bicocalolors,
    It's very inspirational when you visit my blog and leave such a lovely comment.

    Hi Colores,
    Anytime when you are in Toronto, let me know :)

    Hi R. Jacob,
    I'm glad you enjoyed my photos, because these moments are special every year.
    When you see such a view, it makes you want to grow wings so you can fly over it!

    Hi Talli,
    Lol! I didn't meant to scare you. If you see such beautiful places in your dreams, it is a sign of a wonderful spirit!

    Hi Gillian,
    Thank you! I hope great colour will stay with us for a while.

  33. Hi Sandy,
    We have plenty of waterfalls in Ontario. This is one of my favourites, because it's possible to see it from above and from below, and it is surrounded by beauty.

    Hi Laura.M,
    The trails we walk down can be rather frightening sometimes. Each time, I let out a whimper, and clutch at my husband's arm :)

    Hi Peter,
    We don't have very much glorious architecture in Ontario, but what we can truly be proud of is the nature and the beautiful places.

    Hi Pet,
    As soon as you decide to see Canada, let me know. I will be delighted to show you around :)

    Hi lilylovekin,
    Yes, as soon as we see sunshine, we grab the opportunity to enjoy it.
    Today is quite grey.

  34. Hi Duncan,
    I also love red trees. We have many of them because, after all, Canada is the land of maples :)

    Hi Andressa,
    Thank you so much; I'm glad you enjoyed Canada's landscape.

    Hi Yoko,
    When I take a trip with my friends and family, to enjoy Canada's nature, I can never get enough of it.
    As you know, there is something special in each season.

  35. Those pictures with the waterfall look too beautiful to be real!

  36. A feast for the eyes. The colors are outstanding. Wonderful details. I would certainly enjoy a walk in a park such as this!

  37. Oh wow Olga these photos are amazing, I have never seen such a beautiful display of Autumn foliage, so many colours ... what a fabulous landscape.
    xoxoxo ♡

  38. Thank you Olga!!! thank you!!!I have a dream to go there sometime.So beautifullllll!!! Excellent photos!!! congratulations!! In the best season!Autumn! I love all these colours!!! Kisses from Greece.

  39. Hi Lydia,
    It is real, but this reality only lasted for two days on the weekend :(

    Hi Doug,
    Colours really are outstanding. Together with the sun, it created an amazing impression.

    Hi Dianne,
    Landscape is incredible in Canada right now. Unfortunately, there`s not enough time to capture all the beauty.

    Hi Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος,
    If you ever decide to visit Canada, let me know :) I`ll make sure I show you everything this country has to offer.

  40. Absolutely stunning photographs!

  41. Thank you Olga, Very much!!!thank you for the honour!!I wish God help us, to be in a better economical situation, and we will may do it!!Many Kisses from Greece!!!

  42. Hiya Olga thank you for taking me along with you on the walk and I am happy to recite poetry with you. I can smell the crisp Canadian autumn air and feel the sun on my face, just by looking at your photographs.

    And a chipmunk too. I do love chipmunks :)