October, 2013

Ottawa and Gatineau


I just caught the last bit of fall colors in Gatineau and although the peak colors had already passed in the park, the ochres and reds still defined the landscape.

Champlain lookout

Champlain lookout


Gatineau Park

Winding down a road in Gatineau Park after the rain.

Winding Road in Gatineau Park

In Ottawa the colors were changing a little later though and were in full swing.
PaParliament building in Ottawa
Fall colors in Ottawa


Tremblant 2013

I just got back from Quebec where I spent Thanksgiving with close friends surrounded by fall colors and 20C!

fall leaves

Their Laurentian house, located an hour and half north of Montreal, on the Rouge River, in the township of  Brebeuf,  was engulfed by fog in the early mornings. With the newly fallen leaves it was the perfect picture of Quebec autumn.

fall colors


Quebec Fall reflections


Fall landscape in Brebeuf

Hiking in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant provided incredible views and vistas, as well as a bit of exercise.

Lac Monroe in Parc du Mont-Tremblant

Lac Monroe glacier valley in Mont-Tremblant Park

Fall vista in Montr-Trembla Parknt

Quebec fall colors

Quebec fall colors

Along the 3.5km La Corniche trail winding uphill to a spectacular view we encountered the “dino” tree and huge boulders; a boys’ dream playground!

la corniche hike in Mont-Tremblant Park