Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall color in rural Ontario 安省郊野顯楓情

I love to drive along the side roads in Ontario. Many of them have already faded out in the process of urbanization. However, they are still the important roads connecting all the small towns in the rural Ontario. The Durham Road 9 is one of the famous side roads that I have visited many times in the past. These side roads have witnessed the prosperity of small towns in their golden days and they eventually become the relics of the urbanization.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

On the way to fall color 往秋色之路

On 6 October, I drove to Gravenhurst 180km north of Toronto to watch  autumn color of the maple leaves. I followed Highway 400 and turned to Highway 11. On the way I could see the change of foliage colors. The color of fall became more obvious and prominent when going further north. I enjoyed a long scroll of natural picture of the autumn scenery. A sudden rain came when I arrived Gravenhurst. I went to a small park and the rain slowed down.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inspiration at ROM 在安省博物館的啟示

October 4 was a special day for me as I have enjoyed both music and photography: music gives me relaxation and reminiscence, photography inspires my creativity. I was glad to attend the concert presented by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Toronto. The concert conducted by the Music Director Yip Wing-sie was highlighted by the sheng (a 2000-year Chinese mouth-organ) soloist Loo Sze-wang in performing composer Chan Hing-yan's music "Twas the Thawing Wind", a North American Premiere.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Rhythm of the fall leaves 秋楓妙韻

Yesterday was Saturday, the vacation on a 3-day long weekend just began. At 1:30pm I drove 180km north of Toronto to a small town Gravenhurst to look for fall leaves and for photography. I arrived there at 4pm. The sky turned gloomy and rain began. This had not reduced my interest in viewing fall leaves. I went to a small park and the maple leaves there had already changed to many attractive colors.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hiking the Scarborough Bluffs trail 漫遊士嘉堡峭崖小徑

Recently I strolled around the Scarborough Bluffs cliff and looking down from there, I found a beautiful trail by the shore and on the skirt of the cliff. I have a desire at that very moment: to take a walk and sight-seeing along the trail. On 28 September, I visited the cliff again and followed a sign board which led me to the entrance of the trail.