Happy Fall, October Friday! There's been a notable drop in temperature this past week in Ontario and it's totally been putting me in a Fall mood (even more!) I've loved cuddling up in the evenings with a warm drink, comfy sweats and taking it easy after busy days. I'm making a note to buy some apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and creamy soups for the upcoming weeks. I hope you've been able to enjoy this Autumn season so far!
A Fall Trail
Last week when I was finally feeling a bit better, a friend and I went on a little early fall hike to Orangeville.
Orangeville is a little town located in south central Ontario. We had a perfect, crisp fall day and after being cooped up inside for a few days, it was great to get outside and get some fresh air.
The signs of fall starting to emerge.
Imagine living here: having a house completely surrounded by a quiet forest!
Forks of the Credit is part of the Niagara Escarpment and one of Ontario's many Provincial Parks.
There's literally endless fields everywhere! I've never seen anything like it before.
Some definite first signs of Fall.
And cotton plants.
During the trail, I swore I smelled something like apple sauce. I looked up and voilà!:
The views every where were simply breath taking.
And it was incredibly quiet!:
Beautiful violet flowers.
The lake is always stunning and eerily peaceful. We went a little later in October last year, so the trees were colours of yellow and dark browns, reflecting beautifully on the lake.
Even this tree looked a little different last year:
But towards the end of trail, we saw some lovely Fall shades:
A Busy Day in the City
Over the weekend, we made a quick run to the Etsy Made in Canada convention in downtown Toronto.
These handmade products were incredibly impressive!
We especially loved these little jars, which were made to store some fresh flowers.
If you wanna see some better photographs, check out Amanda's recent post on the event - where me and her also got to meet up for the first time in person! It can be such an odd thing following someone's life through the internet for about two years, and then meeting them in real life. But meeting Amanda felt very natural and she was the sweetest person. As Brian would say, I finally got to meet my "Blog Idol!"
And more adult colouring books!
Quiet little districts within the city.
For the first time, I got to see Ryerson University's newly made student centre. It looked absolutely gorgeous! I only wish I got to experience this stunning piece of architecture while I still attended school.
But we had no idea! I sure wish we stopped by for a bit though. Just look at these awesome little jars they were giving out:
I'm making a note to attend this in future years!
Work Week and the Toronto Blue Jays AL East Champs!
I also mentioned last week that I've been a bit pre-occupied job searching and sending in applications every where. I forgot how much of a process it can be! It can be so easy to feel burnout, so I made sure to take breaks and balance out my week.
I signed up for a Fall session of yoga classes in a local community centre five minutes from my house.
It was great getting back into it! It's a good sized class and the teacher is very nice and encouraging.
I kept an Autumn scented candle kindling in my bedroom (which smelled of crisp apples!):
Took some time to get some fresh air and admire the changing leaves:
And had breakfast food for dinner at Brian's!
The other night, we watched the Toronto Blue Jays win the AL East Championship. It was an exciting time, especially since they hadn't won their division in 22 years!
We loved watching their celebrations in the locker room, we got such a kick out of it!:
It's exciting (and very over-due!) to have a Toronto team doing so well!
Ending off our evening, and we decided to take a little evening drive down to the lakeshore and admired the Toronto skyline:
Have a great weekend!