Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cycling

 Hundreds of geese at Ellen's creek today.

I cycled into Victoria park, then to the trail at Joe Ghiz park, then cycled the trail to Winsloe and then home logging 30 km. Lots of leaves on the trail in places.  It was mostly overcast at 6.
So far we have had 13 children come to the door looking for treats.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yard work

 I spend the afternoon with the lawn mower with the bagger cutting the grass and picking up the leaves, I filled one cell in the compost bin.

I put 12 wheelbarrow loads of compost on the garden, still needs to be worked in.

By the looks of this cloud a cold front is moving in. It was -5 last night and the high for the day was 5.
I planned on doing some cycling but I was too long doing the yard work.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Home

 Any guesses on where this rest stop in Canada is?

The maple trees have dropped all their leaves, I will need to get to work on them tomorrow.
Mostly sunny at 5 today.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Travelling days

 Couple of days ago we had frost in the morning.

Yesterday I had my first flat on the bike.   We start for home on the weekend.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

IN USA

We are staying in Staunton VA tonight, should be in South Carolina tomorrow

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall scene

 This photo taken from the York Point Road.

For the next two photos I was on the Ferry road.

I had the car inspected in the morning, starting on a run south tomorrow. So the post to the blog will not be as regular for the next 10 days or so.
I was to auction cards at Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Frost

 I had to dig out the ice scraper this morning.

 The frost / fog over the ball field not quite touching the ground.

The sun rays are catching this vapor trail from a high flying plane.
Sunny with a high of 15, I was cycling around town fora hour mid afternoon.
Turkey dinner with all the family at our house this evening.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trail colours

 These trees are on the Queen Elizabeth drive.

 This photo of the trail is in Sherwood.

This one is near the bridge in Milton. After lunch I cycled to Victoria Park, then to the start of the trail at the Joe Ghiz park. I then cycled to Milton and back to the Lower Malpeque road and then home logging 44 km.
A sunny day at a cool 9 with a light wind. It was -1.5 with frost here this morning.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Soybeans

 A good looking field  of soybeans, I expect it will be harvested any day now.

It should be a good crop as lots of pods on each plant.
I had breakfast with radio club members today, I mowed the lawn using the bagger after lunch to pick up some leaves. Because of stopping to empty the bag, it took over two hours.
Overcast with a high of 9.  Forecast for tonight is a low of 1

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tide going out

 I was cycling in the Mt Stewart area today, the river north of the trail bridge is smooth.

 The trees by the trail are showing their fall colours.

This maple just west of Mt Stewart has very red leaves.
The video is showing the out going tide, strong flow.

video

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kinkora highway

 The fall colours on the road to Hampshire.

I donated plasma in the morning and was to Hampshire after lunch.
This evening I cycled with the Colville road group to Hunter River and back, I logged 32 km.
A mostly sunny day with a high of 19.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Apples

 We were picking apples at Maple farms this morning.

60 lbs of MacIntosh should do us until the new year.

Late afternoon I cycled from Royalty Junction to Tracadie Cross and back, this photo taken in Tracadie Cross.  Mostly sunny at 14.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Georgetown photos

 Lots of vines on this house.

 The flowers are holding up well in the garden.

 Some of the cyclists checking out the fountain.

Lots of trestles along the path.
Rain in morning, sun in afternoon and windy. I was to Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rose hips & grapes

 Having taking this photo, I ate some grapes, a little tart but good.

The Monday cycling from Sherwood road now starts at 3:00 PM. We cycled to the Loyalist road and back.
These rose hips are near the North River bridge, a good size and lots of them.

By 6:00 the sky was starting to clear to the west, high at 4:00 was 14 and windy from the south gusting to 50 km/h.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cardigan to Georgetown ride

 Today I drove to Cardigan to cycle to Georgetown, this is part of the group getting ready to cycle. I think there were about 25 cyclists.

 This part of the trail is just leaving Cardigan. It was sunny at a cool 12.

We stopped at the Georgetown wharf where some locals were fishing mackerel.

When we got back to Cardigan, we had dinner at the Cape Light restaurant, this is the view of the Cardigan river from the restaurant parking lot.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vernon River

 I was cycling this morning in the Vernon River area, this pond is about 1 km north of route 3. The trees on the far side are showing the fall colours.

 This part of the Confederation Trail was opened last fall.

About 4.5 km from route3 is a rest area, the trail goes both sides of the big hemlocks.
The maple is showing a nice shade of red.
A little cooler today but still a nice day at 14.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tyne Valley

 This is the Yeo house in Port Hill, now a museum.

 We had lunch at Dillon's, very good food, I would certainly eat there again.
This dam and stream is right in Tyne Valley.
I was to Hunter River for cards this evening.
Sunny day at 14 but windy, gusting at times to 65 km/h.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kool Breeze Farms

 Kool Breeze farms have put a lot of work into their displays.

The retired firefighters were touring the Summerside to Tyne Valley area today.

We stopped to pick some apples at Arlington orchard, 60 cents a pound.
I was cycling this evening, Milton to Hunter River and return.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sunset

 I was to town in the morning, After lunch working around the shop then mowed the lawn.

I attended a radio club meeting this evening at the Colonel Gray High school.
The photos were taken at the school.
A mostly sunny day with a high of 20.