back from montreal

parc lafontaine

Hello hello! It's been a while. I'm back now from a super fun one week vacation in Montreal and an overnighter in Vermont! New England and the east of this country is kind of paradise this time of year and I have lots of great photos to share once I do some editing. The one above I took from my Bixi (the inexpensive, convenient bike share program in Montreal) in Parc Lafontaine. In the meantime, let's take a look at my autumn to-do list. It's coming along nicely:

1. Go camping on the coast DONE
2. Visit a pumpkin patch (and conquer a corn maze while I'm there)
3. Bake a pie from scratch
4. Go apple picking
5. Visit friends in a different city DONE
6. Have a Thanksgiving feast DONE x 2!
7. Revamp the blog for a new season DONE
8. Knit something (I'm thinking chunky yarn and big needles) DONE
9. Go for a forest hike on the North Shore
10. Take photos with a new camera
11. Clean up the garden one more time
12. Walk home from work (it's a pretty long walk)
13. Ride the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train (Ivy and Jamie, I'm going to miss you guys this year!) DONE with Laura, Jeff, and Mike
14. Check out the Parade of Lost Souls (Halloween seems to be Vancouver's favourite holiday) - October 28

What did you get up to this past week?

Here's one of the songs that was part of our soundtrack during this trip. Enjoy!


  1. I just LOVE that photo & this list! I love the holidays & fall & everything about this! & you got to see Vermont at this time of year?! That is just no fair! Humph! Go conquer a corn maze! I've done it this year with my 2 year old nephew in 90 degree heat...ugh, SoCal. It was so fun though! I can't wait to see more pictures. I'm glad you had a great trip. =)

  2. Jonathan Richmond and The Modern Lovers always make me happy.

    Lovely photo.

  3. Lovely photo! Very autumnal.

  4. I want to live in your picture! I love your list also, I really want to bake a pie from scratch! crust and all!

  5. Cal: Thanks, friend! Vermont is stunning this time of year! I'm excited to share more pics this week!

    Rachel: You definitely can't be sad when you listen to music like that! Glad you enjoyed the song!

    Lola: Indeed! Thank you!

    Jihee: I know, I took it from a moving bike so I was surprised to see how perfectly situated that human was upon closer inspection. I want to walk or ride down that trail every day.

  6. ahh. I want to go to the east coast in the fall. Our friends live in rhode island and the photos they send us are all so beautiful!


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