I just can't get enough of those Fall colors ....
When the leaves begin to change and Thanksgiving weekend reaches, we always take a trip to one of the most wonderful parks in Ontario, Algonquin Park .
It's kind of a family tradition. Some years we camp along the lake, others - we only canoe, but we are there every Autumn, enjoying the season splendor of nature .
Every Canadian knows that the park is at its best during Fall: the view of the vast landscape of maple hills and the palette of colors reflecting in the lake are simply breathtaking.
Something magical happens every time I reach the hill. A sense of calmness and harmony pours over me. It's such a deep profound feeling that it's not easy to be recognized at first....
warmth, light, thrill ...,
but after a while you immerse in IT ...
You are in awe !
You are at peace !
You become ONE with everything ...
It is an enlightenment.
( oh , I wish I was a poet to express such encounter; unfortunately, I am not )
I believe, it's NATURE that can create such an experience in humans. It 's a well known fact that people who often come in contact with nature are happier. I like to consider myself in that category ...and YES, Fall definitely is a major contributor to that.
I always feel totally recharged when I come back home in the city .
This time the trip brought out the baker in me, how surprising !
I enjoy cooking, but some how baking has always been my grandma and my mom's "thing".
That day I wanted to bake.
No, it wasn't a craving for food, but rather an urge to make something out of my hands and NATURE
Is there a better time to bake an apple pie than in fall ?!!
and, Yeah mom, baking can be immensely satisfying,
and the smell is most intoxicating one!!!
I chose the simplest apple pie recipe and stuck to it, except I glazed the top of the pie with lots of bitten egg for more egg crust. I also sprinkled it with sugar .
I cut out little doves for decoration ....
served it hot with whip cream.
It is the best (simple and pure) celebration of the season we have had !
Dive into fall !
Grab the colors while you can !
Be HAPPY !
I am sharing with :
Honey ~ Potpourri Friday