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Falling around Grey County

It's a cool but bright and sunny day at the farmette - about 5C.

Yesterday, Rob and I were out and about in the car because it was rainy and we couldn't do any yard work (yay!)

Since we had received our voter information cards, and the advanced polls had opened on Friday, we decided to exercise the franchise, as well. Ours was in Ayton, a wee town about 20 minutes from Durham. The community centre was the location and there were about a half-dozen friendly, but bored, volunteer staff.

We were the ONLY voters there at the time and they said there had been about 80 people through by 4:30 p.m. They button- holed us for about 20 minutes longer than necessary because they wanted to chat - but we weren't in a hurry, so that was okay.

I don't remember an election in which the tenor was so toxic. Personal attacks seem to be the flavour of the day and the taste of that would gag a maggot. It's really quite depressing.

Anyhow, on to happier thoughts - like the colours that are so spectacular right now in Grey County. Just outside the polling station was the stunner on the right.

The maples around the farmette are showing off, as well. This one is at the end of our driveway. Took the shot early this morning. Nice, eh?

The ivy on the west wall is just starting to don its red coat, and the sunflowers have lost all their brilliant yellow petals. The blue jays are LOVING the seeds.

On our way home, I made Rob pull over just outside Ayton because I saw this amazing sight along the mighty Saugeen. Had to walk across what I think was road property, but could have been somebody's yard (!), and crouch way down to get the shot, but it was worth it.

Going to have to wrap it up early today, since we're going for a family Thanksgiving over at sister Sandy's, and we're sitting down for the big spread at lunchtime. Happy holiday everyone! I'll be in Stratford for a girl's weekend next week, but will be back on track for the 27th. Until then.

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