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Northumberland Fall III – Falliage on Show

The fall foliage was on full display this past week. Remarkably the sumac which turned early also had some late bloomers. The results were spectacular colors along  paths and county roadsides. Here are some: Just a the bare remnanats of a fine showing. But just down the road full splendor – A quiet array of…

Northumberland Fall II – Ferris Park

Well the Hastings River Valley Photography club’s jaunt to Ranney Falls inspired a second trip to Ferris Park. This time the focus of attention was the many park trails, meadows and pathways. A couple of friends were up for the Thanksgiving weekend and after some tennis the trails in the park called. The park had…

Northumberland Fall I – Ranney Falls

Fall this year is no match for the the WonderFall of 2012. Nonetheless,  Ferris Park near Campbellford was certainly putting on a color show. A walk or jog in the park is so convenient  and there are certainly many delights to be seen: [wowslider id=”8″] Walking over the Ranney Falls suspension bridge on the mid…

CrowValley BarnStormers: Model Airplane Flying in the Fall

The River Valley Photography Society took advantage of the fine weather a week Saturday ago –  and enjoyed the aerial displays of  the CrowValley BarnStormers  This is a group of radio-controlled model airplane enthusiasts headed up by Jim Brethour. This group meets in the fields North-and-west of Campbellford whenever the breezes are down and the…

Look What I Found!

This Fall in Northumberland Hills is not likekly to get another WonderFall like last year – truly a Color Concerto. Such a rich gamut of hues as seen last year at the Campbellford Gazebo are going to be hard to match. And the early showings have not been promising. The Ash have gone brown and…

Campbellford Library Flower Gardens II

In the Spring Campbellford Public Library Flower Gardens were featured as one of the best in Northumberland county. But the true test of floral display is how you do in the Fall when the trees and shrubs are rivalling the flower garden for variety of color and form. So here is a look at theCampbellford…

The WonderFall of 2012

Northumberland Hills had a WonderFall in 2012. There were several reasons – no killer frosts until later October. Ditto for heavy winds. And the rains were light drizzles which coated the countryside with a light luster and sheen that brought sparkle to all the countryside. But really, this Fall observer is hard pressed to fathom why…

Fall Fair Lites

One of the delights in the Fall and its many Country Fairs is the early dusk and the lights that come up on the Midway rides. This reviewer missed THEx in Toronto this year but fortunately the Nortumberland townships are full of  fair action in September. Here is some color found in the Hills. It…

The Demo Derby Gladiators

Gladatorial Games are are alive, well, and auto-driven in the Northumberland Hills of  Eastern Ontario. They are called Demolition Derbies. The Warkworth Fall Fair kicked off Friday night with a Demolition Derby at Dusk. Now this reviewer had been to the Brighton Speedway just south of Warkworth on Highway 30 where the mud track races…

Wet and Wild Autumn

Rain, particularly a gentle drizzle, adds a lushness to Fall hues which is like a bouquet of unexpected good humor and joy. And last Fall, there were plenty of squalls and drizzles to add sparkle to the countryside. Suddenly a timid Autumn day becomes wet and wild with color and standout sheen. All you have…

Fall in the Warkworth Countryside

Last year by the start of the second week of Fall one could clearly see that this was going to be a dramatic and colorful show. First, the maples and sumac were putting on the ritz with a color sheen and shine everywhere. Going for a morning jog along the side roads had new pleasing…

Warkworth Fall

Last Fall, Northumberland county in Eastern Ontario put on a dramatic color show – the best in the past 5 years. Fall color-turn started early in September For this Fall it helped that there was plenty of rain which adds luster to Fall’s colors. Also the frosts were delayed by a warm, Indian Summer spell…