Friday, October 21, 2011


I've been across the Ottawa River to Quebec,
and the beautiful Gatineau Park, a huge conservation area only 15 minutes from
Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
To say the Autumn Leaves were spectacular is an understatement -
they glitter and sparkle in the sunlight,
a symphony of yellow, red, pink and brown.

We spent hours driving from one lookout to the next.
The signs in Quebec are all in French, with no English translation.
Did you know a lookout is called a Belvedere?
So much nicer, don't you think?

Quebec farmlands, looking towards Ottawa.

In the middle of the park, is the former Summer Home of Canada's
longest serving Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who served
four terms in office between 1921 and 1948.
Unfortunately, the teahouse was closed and there were
people packing away the outdoor furniture in preparation
for the winter snows, expected in a few weeks.
I love a yellow house, and this one was elegant and pretty
in an art deco sort of way.

We came down from the hills to the village of Wakefield
for lunch, and Tourist Town Quaint Shop Browsing.
The pumpkins were everywhere:

I've been watching squirrels in the garden:
Walked to an old Antique Barn by the river:
It was pretty creepy, but intriguing,
and I saw this:

Au Revoir!


  1. Hello Patricia, thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. Brings back memories of our trip to Canada many years ago now. Such a beautiful country and one we'd love to revisit.
    Are you getting in lots of Nanna cuddles?
    Oh and ta for taking the time to comment over at mine while you are busy travelling about.
    Annie xx

  2. Hi Annie, Yes, getting a few cuddles, and a bit of uncertainty at times. We have made playdoh and cookies together - toddlers are fun!