Leaves, Pumpkins, and Gilded Light

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It was a weekend of luminous colour, and gilded autumn light.

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The last picnic of the year was also the simplest: Monforte and cheddar cheses, baguette, and sweet pickle relish from Prince Edward County that cost us all of two dollars, several weeks ago.

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Pumpkins glowed in the fields, and children romped in a pumpkin display while parents took pictures destined for family blogs and Christmas cards.

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We went for a hike along the Bruce Trail in the Hockley Valley, and walked past a jade green pond with a tree like a fish spine.

The trail climbed gently to a stunning view of the valley painted in primary colours. Clouds created a play of light and shadow. We were as far from work and stress as we could possibely be.

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