Sunday morning we woke to a gorgeous red sunrise with clear blue skies. Why the fog photo? Well, I noticed the fog rolling over the hill behind us from the river and it enveloped us for about 10 minutes before dissipating....just long enough for me (in the process of getting ready to go to church) to grab my camera and take a photo of the sun through the fog. It was beautiful and brief!
The day turned out lovely, sunny and hot. After church and brunch we walked down the road to the apple orchard so we could walk in the corn maze, a new feature at the orchard this year. That place was hopping with lots of visitors picking apples and going on the corn wagon to the bottom of the orchard to enjoy the corn maze. We chose to walk down the hill and back up which was most enjoyable. Murray grew up on this farm and we enjoy visiting when we can.
A bin of pumpkins greeted us when we entered the gate.
The apple shack has beautiful displays of apples, pumpkins and preserves to be purchased. I will have to go back for a bottle of apple jelly.
The pumpkin patch with a view.
The road down the hill to the corn maze. Note the deer fencing. It works!
Here comes the wagon.
In the corn maze....cattle corn. It would be a little chewy for humans I think.
The new fencing keeps out the deer but not the raccoons. ;)
I guess this is how high an elephant's eye is. :)
This was a first for Murray and I to visit a corn maze. It was a lot of fun with lots of dead ends and twists. It took us about 20 minutes to wander around and I even lost Murray at one point. I think he was trying to trick me and hide but I caught up with him.
We walked back up the hill through a wooded part where a brook normally flows through but it was bone dry. I love looking up at the tree canopy don't you?
We had a lovely afternoon and just about cooked in the heat. I was overdressed as I thought it was chillier than it was.
Did you see the lunar eclipse of the blood/harvest moon? We went to our neighbours and enjoyed the view of it through a telescope and powerful binoculars. I took a few photos but they were not good or clear. I don't have a good telephoto lens so had to crop the photos. The whole thing was amazing to see though as it was a clear night and quite mild. One could see the stars around the moon and all the craters on the moon through the binoculars but they don't show in my photo. When the moon was covered by the earth's shadow all the other stars were much brighter and the Milky Way was right overhead. How amazing! Since there won't be another blood moon for 33 years this is the last one we'll see. Which kind of puts life into perspective doesn't it?
I hope you enjoyed our visit to the corn maze. We hope to be picking apples at the orchard soon. The weather sounds very wet and cool and windy for the rest of the week so the apple picking may have to be put on hold. I hope the apples stay on the trees!
Sunday was a beautiful and amazing day from sunrise to moonrise.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend and enjoy a wonderful week ahead. I'll be back in a couple days with some Alberta pictures.