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Monday, October 08, 2007

Not-so-fun Monday

Pamela asked to see our October view for Fun Monday, and I had every intention of wandering around the neighbourhood today looking for the perfect shot to entice all of you to visit and to prove that Winnipeg is NOT the arm-pit of the nation, but it rained all day long AND I was stuck in the basement working on the "renovation project that just won't end". So you'll have to be satisfied with these slim-pickins'.

I stepped outside in the drizzle and snapped this. You can see that most of the leaves have been released from the trees.
This is along the side of the house - I snapped this a couple of days ago before the rains came.
I don't have a particularly inspiring view from my kitchen window, but when autumn comes, I like to watch the myriad of colours changing on our unruly shrub.
Here's a close-up view of that shrub. There seem to be a variety of plants that have managed to assert themselves in what is supposed to be a "shrub" bordering our property.

And here's a fairly common view in our backyard.

13 comments:

Kaytabug said...

I Love all of your fall colors! Beautiful views! I like the look/design of your blog!

theotherbear said...

those trees have such beautiful foliage! The colours are great, and I wouldn't have known it was rainy if you hadn't given it away :)

my4kids said...

Love the colors of the foliage changing it is very pretty. We have evergreens in our forest so not a lot of color change.

Whippersnapper said...

Looks beautiful. I'm gonna have to check out this arm-pit of a city of yours I guess. =>

Anvilcloud said...

You don't have to convince me that Winnipeg is not an armpit.

dawn said...

I love the colours you captured. Too bad you don't live a little closer, we could go cycling together (okay, I actually got that from your sidebar). Anyway, you have a nice view, and a view of a child or children in a back yard is the best of all.

Melissa said...

My mom is from North Dakota, and every summer when I was little I would see tourism ads for Winnipeg and ask whoever was in the room - "Where's Winnipeg? Can we go there today?"

Sadly, most of my trips were to the bustling metropolis of Fargo.

So, I'm already sold on WInnipeg even if you only have rainy pictures to show. :)

Vicki said...

The colors are beautiful!

Gina said...

I'll trade you, it was almost 90 degrees F yesterday!

Tiggerlane said...

Hey - the colors of the trees and shrubs are the BEST part of this time of year! You did a great job - no armpit in your neck of the woods.

her indoors said...

beautiful colours, and i love walking through the fallen leaves

ValleyGirl said...

Haha, "armpit of the nation" -- that's too funny!! The colours here in Manitoba really are beautiful; I just wish they'd stick around a little longer and that fall would be a little more gradual. Of course, then I'd have to rake and mow more than once...

Pamela said...

I remember you said you were putting the folding chairs away -- but I still see one patio chair out there to enjoy the beauty.

The red is calling out NOTICE ME. And we did!!!