Saturday, October 9, 2010

Out and About . . .

Random pics from today...


What I wore:  Nudeedudee blouse and skirt

What I saw, Part One:  the wonderful town of Dundas
Part Two: the Niagara Escarpment in its autumnal glory
Part Three: A stolen roadside photo of a giant pumpkin patch that one normally has to pay $8.00 per person to access!!

13 comments:

Pixie Drive-In said...

The autumn scenery here is beautiful! I can't wait for it to look like that where I am.

Starr Crow said...

that blouse is insane! so gorgeous. same for these vibrant photos. :)

Mrs Cleaver said...

Gorgeous outfit,she makes such lovely clothes!I luv the escarpment pic,just beautiful!The pretty shop fronts & cute little pumpkins are great too:)

garofit said...

wonderful photos in glorious colours! i really want to visit canada, we have very good friends in alberta, wish the trip wasn't so expensive!
i love the town image, is it all like that? - it seems pretty period for canada (or the impression i was able to build at distance).

BaronessVonVintage said...

Hope your autumn comes soon, dear Pixie!
Last year, my first year out "East" here was rainy, so I didn't get to see the full autumn in its glory. THIS year, I'm trying to savour as many of the sights as I can!

Thanks, Starr and Mrs. Cleaver!! There's a little tea shop on that street that we just discovered: didn't go for tea, but will definitely try to get back there some time soon!!

garofit: kind thanks! What a small world! I was born and raised in Alberta (Edmonton to be exact). I wish it wasn't so pricy to go the other way, as well (to the UK), as I am ACHING to go back.

I have to say Canada is definitely not all like Dundas. Very brief historical bit: Ontario and Quebec have a lot more 18th and 19th century buildings and towns and cities that seem to be emulating places in Europe. This is where the population of Canada's sprawling land mass has been (and continues to be) most heavily concentrated The maritimes have parts as well that remind one of Scotland or Ireland (which is why streams of immigrants from those places, including some of my husband's ancestors settled there). Because Canada was settled Westward due to the expansion of the railways, etc., Western Canada is often seen as the "newer" part of Canada. There is a lot of wide open space across the Prairies, lots of farms, grain elevators, etc; this is the history of my immigrant grandparents and great grandparents. You'll see some buildings that look like Dundas here and there out West, but not with the same regularity and not quite as old. That's okay, Alberta has the Rocky Mountains, the most spectacularly wild and beautiful place in the world, in my opinion. Calgary has cowboys and the Stampede fair. Edmonton has hockey, lots of blue collar industry, and oil riggin'. If you go further West, to Vancouver, where I lived for ten years, you get into a whole new geography...the Pacific Rim, where there is rainforest, and a very cosmopolitan blend of people from various cultures (being a port city). The architecture here is a blend of late 19th century, modern skyscrapers that remind me of ones I've seen in pics of Hong Kong, first nations totems. Vancouver has this world class combination of ocean, mountains, forest, with close access to farm land, wineries, orchards. Whew, I'm turning into a travel commercial. I don't know how much this helps. hehe.

Penny Dreadful said...

The pumpkin patch is brilliant, that is something I have honestly never seen before. And the Niagara escarpment is beautiful, love seeing these images that are so different to what I see around here.

nudeedudee said...

You're darling Lady! Seriously! Love the autumn photos, very jealous of that experience. Makes me want to have butternut squash soup even though it's still hot here.

garofit said...

thanks Baroness! it sounds absolutely fascinating, i feel now that i MUST go and visit my friends in Calgary. hopefully the opportunity to do so will come up at some stage.

LandGirl1980 said...

Stunningly spot on as always :)

Wearing History said...

What a beautiful day! Love your outfit, too.

Gemima said...

I've never seen a pumpkin patch before... the scenery is gorgeous, as is that skirt
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BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you!!!!

Stefanie Valentine said...

Beautiful blouse, I can't wait until I can afford my own!