Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ominous Signs

Speaking of nostalgia...... ever since I moved back to Mississauga, I've been feeling nostalgic for the days when my friends would make fun of me because I lived in the "boonies"...... boonies, short for boondocks, from the Tagalog (Filipino dialect) bundok = mountain... an area far from civilization.....I've been feeling this way because urban sprawl has slowly been paving over the fields of corn, canola, and even just wildflowers that used to surround my area..... This sign has been standing in the middle of what used to be a corn field for some time now..... I don't know what they grow in that field now, but I did see scatterings of corn that seems to have re-seeded themselves..... the last time this sign popped up in a field, this is what grew behind it..... It was perfect autumn weather over this long weekend, that I decided to take a drive through the boonies and appreciate it and take pictures while it lasts..... before they pave over any more of this paradise.... I ended up in the Badlands.... it was crowded with people on the weekend.... but today, I had an unexpected day off, as a member of my study group felt ill..... so I decided to take another trip to the badlands sans the crowd, before I hit the books on my own....on a clear day, you can see downtown Toronto from here..... can you see the CN Tower? The fall colours have already peaked in this area...... beautiful..... I've mixed up the pics from the weekend and today, but as you can see, both were beautiful autumn days.....Corn!.....Cows!.....Horses!......This one's got a jacket on already......This used to be a field of grazing cattle, now it's a subdivision in the making..... The Credit River...... Llamas!.....
sorry, I didn't get a good shot of the llamas, I'll try again next time......Well, thanks for joining me on my drive through the country, y'all come back now ya hear......

Addendum: As I was finishing off this blog earlier this afternoon, I caught this in my backyard.....Yes, that's SNOW!!!!..... we have a saying in these here parts, "if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 mins".....

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22 comments:

Memphis said...

Wow I really enjoyed looking through those pics - I think anyone who used to live in the country but now live in a city knows what you're saying!

ghee said...

oohh la la...

you live in a paradise,Angelo!The place is really amazing,and your pics prove them!!I envy you,honestly ;)

i like the pic of badlands,look so interesting!!


You seem so inspired while taking the pics ;)and yes,I see the CN tower,but not so clear.

Happy weekend,Angelo! :)

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Hi Memphis, thanks for dropping by, glad you enjoyed the pics.....

Hi Ghee, ya I love the badlands...... Happy weekend to you too :)

stev said...

nice pics indeed & the colors

dont mind me if i indulge in some site-type comments do you? ;)
- like your delicious tagging setup quite nicely
- categories implementation is very good as well (share how you implemented it? havent found any good ones myself & thus on manual currently)
- layout is a tad cluttered tho ;)

ralphT said...

nice pics! :)

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Thanks for the input stev.....

Hi Ralpht, salamat for your visit....Cheers and mabuhay....

ghee said...

heyyy Angelo!!gotcha!! haha! you are online..

happy weekend,too!

hows the unpredictable weather?

Take care ;)

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Hi Ghee! We were online the same time pala :0 Sorry I missed you :) Have a great weekend.... the weather here has been rainy :( and I hear there's flurries in the forcast.....oh well, enjoy :)

Leah said...

great pics...enjoyable tour through the country

Gunillo said...

Oh! I´m the 122nd visitor from Spain, as I can see in your World Ranking.With your surname "De Los √Āngeles" I though you were Spanish or Hispanoamerican...
Really good pix!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Hi Leah, thanks for dropping by, there must be lots of nice scenery over there in Ajax.....

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Saludos Gunillo.... gracias por tu visita! yo soy filipino.... yo habla un pocco d'espanol solumente....haha I hope I got that right.... cheers!

ghee said...

cool Angelo,you speak Spanish,too??
ok,Im impressed!! :D

eden said...

i missed alot on your blog hey!


tnx for dropping by and leaving a comment! love all the series in here:)

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Haha Ghee, konti lang.... that's my entire Spanish repetoire actually lol....

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Ya Eden, welcome back :) don't be a stranger :)

Rolf said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog.Look likes it autumn in your place too..

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Hi Rolf! Thanks for dropping by :)

Toe said...

Beautiful pictures Angelo! Where is this? I could live there. I feel that my spirit could soar in all that space and colors.

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Hi Toe, nice to see you again.... the scenery comes from 3 cities: Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon....it takes about 20 mins to drive from my house to the badlands in Caledon..... very glad you enjoyed the country drive as much as I do.....

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos dude, I couldn't live in the city.

Check out these Sunset Shots!

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Thanks for the link, those were pretty awesome sunset pics!