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That Autumn Feeling

All photos taken on September 21, 2022.

Needing a walk and our fall colours fix, we returned to the River View Trail near Devon. Another sterling, sunny, blue sky day. All was right with the world.

That Autumn Feeling Β© Tanka

That Autumn feeling.

Warm sunshine and bright blue skies.

Golden leaves falling

strong wind gusts bending tree trunks.

Fond memories flooding back.

Sunny Alberta

Pick your favourite berry

Glowing orange

Glimpse of water

Autumn shadows

Chromatic

Colourful awning

Most leaves in Alberta turn yellow in autumn – which makes these red ones stand out even more

looks like a potato chip (crisp)

The trail beckons

The North Saskatchewan River is seldom this colour. In the fall, it becomes green, as it slows down and some of the mud drops out of it.

Aspen Grove

This Lady Bug is enjoying a snooze

View of the Highway 60 bridge over the North Saskatchewan River, North of Devon

Our friend Chip-munk is waiting to greet us

Colourful hillside at trail junction

Taking steps

On the River View Trail

A flock of Canada Geese gets training in formation flying. More lessons are required.

Burst of colour

Such a pleasant walk

Down by the water

The end of our trail

not only geese fly over this trail

Too far away to tell for sure, but I think this is a Norther Flicker (member of woodpecker family)

A Blue Jay with his treat

I love shadow photos

I’m invisible, I’m invisible….this Pileated Woodpecker (Woody Woodpecker’s cousin) seems to be saying

Dang, they spotted me…here is my good side!

Can you see me now?

How about now?

Looking for a place to eat lunch…just around the corner?

It was…here is our look back from our picnic stop

PB & J on a sunny fall day

Textures and shadows

Colour gradient goes up the river bank. The top of bank of the North Saskatchewan River varies from 46 to 61 meters (150 to 200 feet) above the river surface in this area.

The bark of this old Cottonwood tree has taken on a real character look

There are a lot of Cottonwood trees in this area.

Technicolour

What goes down, must come up.

View from the top. Nothing but trees

Shining river

closer to the top

Sauntering

Back in civilization?

Not a Maple leaf, but an American Cranberry leaf

Like a rainbow

You would not know that a town is right across the river from this point

Berries for the taking. Not sure what animals are eating them, but there is plenty of berry filled scat on the trails that may be coyote related.

Bands of erosion on the river bank

One of these things does not belong – we watched these ravens and a pair of Redtail hawks soaring the thermals together like giddy teenagers. It was magical.

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15 responses to “That Autumn Feeling”

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  2. Dear Allan, I lack more adjectives to express how much I appreciate your photos😘

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    1. Thanks dear Luisa. I am so glad you are enjoying. I always worry that some readers may tire of these walks. Thanks for reading and your kind words. Enjoy your Saturday. Allan πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      1. You’re so welcome, dear Allan πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
        I adore your pics!

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  3. Adored the vivid autumn tints.

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  4. That was a very rewarding walk for fall foliage Marion. We did get a spectacularly long autumn (for here) this year. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  5. This was a beautiful scenic trip through the autumn changes. The leaf colours are so spectacular at this time of year. I love the white-barked trees, the milky colour of the river (from the limestone, I presume?), and of course the chipmunk. And let’s not forget that ladybug!

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    1. You’ve covered it all. We found the walk on that day to be very colourful, likely much more than our usual walk. The frequent chipmunk sightings were a nice change from squirrels. Limestone particle suspension in the water was the likely culprit for the river colour. It is more often masked by silt and mud. Thanks for reading Anneli. Allan

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  6. You wonderfully captured autumn in these beautiful photos, Allan. Nature looks really beautiful this time of year.

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    1. Hard to believe that was only 2 months ago. We just got back from a 7 km walk around our little city and all is bleak and white with icy walks. At least it is still warm (+1C). Thanks for reading Blanca. Hope you are enjoying warmer days. Allan

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      1. Wow, such a contrast in just two months! It’s getting colder and rainier here, autumn is now in full swing.

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  7. Beautiful autumn photos, Allan, especially of the woodpecker. I like birds, including the ones with engines.

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  8. Always nice to see a pileated up close. They are so huge. Thanks for reading Lynette. Allan

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  9. Looks like a glorious day to go for a walk and enjoy nature and your surroundings. Lovely display of pictures from what you saw on the trail. Thanks for sharing. Linda

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  10. It was the kind of day where the trails beckon and who are we to hesitate. More winter snow and cold coming here after a two week reprieve. Thanks for reading Linda. Allan

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