It was a weekend of luminous colour, and gilded autumn light.
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.
Pumpkins glowed in the fields, and children romped in a pumpkin display while parents took pictures destined for family blogs and Christmas cards.
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.