Sunday, September 29, 2013

An Autumn Day

This weekend was a good one for exploring some of the delights my community offers. The city threw open its doors to many interesting spots. First for me was a visit to the gallery.

One church invited people in to hear the organist, while another had its bells chiming out melodies over the surrounding area.

I think I found my next car are at the automotive museum. Would you care to join me for a drive in the red beauty found in the bottom photograph? It's a 1931 Alpha Romeo.

Going further back in time, I visited some historic homes by the lake

and took in the views at the beautiful park.

All in all, it was a lovely way to spend a few hours on a sunny, autumn day.

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  1. What a beautifully relaxing day, with indoor entertainment and outdoor activities. Those houses are so pretty, and by the lake! Was it a historic home tour? I've never been on one and always miss them by a few weeks at Christmas, when visiting with my sister in Unionville.


  2. It's fun to get out into the community and enjoy the events there. Lovely lake views, too. You've captured the sparkle on the water so well.

  3. Lovely community events for you to enjoy! The first and last mosaic are my favorites. Glad you had a great weekend. Enjoy your week ahead!

  4. What a wonderful tour! Yes let's take a spin in that car for sure! :) I love the beautiful and stately church...I can almost hear the organ :)

  5. Oh yes, I would be glad to go for a ride in that old red car! We could travel around to all those places you visited today. I would love to visit the historic houses and the lake!
    Have a great week!

  6. Some interesting community events available for the lovely weekend we just had. Will you have a red umbrella to match your car in case of rain? ;-)

  7. Looks and sounds like a wonderful outing . Oh I am a sucker for vintage cars and trucks . Lovely church . The little church here rings it's bells every Sunday at 11:30 am I love how it echos through out our valley . Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good evening !

  8. It looks like you had perfect weather for the weekend! It was even cool here tonight when we walked. Your photos of the church and the outdoors make great mosaics!

  9. What a fun day you had! Beautiful photos! Oh, yes I'd love to go for a ride in that pretty Red car! 🚗


  10. Karen - looks like you had a great was rainy and cold here in our part of Ontario today - glad you enjoyed your day!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  11. Your Ontario weather has been beautiful. I was treated to the beginnings of the fall colours while I was in Ottawa. You must have had a lovely day!

  12. Oh YES I would love to join you for a spin in the gorgeous Alpha!!
    A marvellous looking Art Gallery - I love the mobile and I would like to know more about it! I googled Ontario Art Gallery but couldn't find a reference.
    Your photos of the lake are wonderful!

  13. It would be such a pleasure to join you during all this lovely walk and of course for a ride in the old Alpha Romeo!And I love so much these little cottages by the sea.So charming!

  14. It was a lovely weekend for the Open Doors program and you saw some wonderful places. It seems the only things open here were places you would normally go ... the library, a couple of stores downtown ... nothing to really entice me out.

  15. You sure had a nice weekend, Karen. I find that origami art very interesting. Love the old houses and the Alpha Romea. Hasn't the weather been wonderful? Enjoy the week. Pam

  16. Wow! You really got around and saw a LOT in just one weekend!

  17. What a nice weekend :) I enjoyed the picture tour.. almost felt like I came with you! xx

  18. Perfect! I love how you spent your weekend. Sometimes we can forget the wonderfulness that is right in our own back yards---so to speak.
    For me, it was a real treat to see what your area has to offer... such beautiful places!
    I especially loved those old houses :)
    Thanks for sharing.

    {p.s. I'm blogging again.. come and visit :)}

    Have a great day!

  19. Looks like a fun weekend! I love the beautiful churches. Those stained glass windows are gorgeous! I loved seeing the autos and the historic homes by the lake too. We often take for granted the "sights" in our own areas and get in the car and drive for an hour or two when we ignore the beautiful points of interests right in our own backyards. Thanks for the reminder, Karen.

  20. Hi,Karen!
    You had a nice weekend with the perfect weather. The church is so beautiful and so is the pipe organ. I can almost hear the beautiful detail and each piece sound. The park is beautiful. I can sit there all day, seeing the sea!
    Have a good weekend.

  21. Beautiful photos of the church and park Karen ! What a great day you had :)

  22. Good Morning Karen, What a fabulous old car, I would love to take a spin in it with you. We would certainly turn heads wouldn't we..... bright red, not a colour for the shy and retiring!
    I love visiting Art galleries and you sound as if you had a wonderful time. The church was really special and there is something about pipe organ music which makes me just want to sit down and listen.
    My weekend is not so interesting, I am now going to write my shopping list and I am going to the market.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes as always.

  23. Beautiful arrangements. The vintage cars look great.



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