|Old Oakville looking out over lake Ontario|
At the end of a warm and sunny day today, the weather quickly turned blustery with great gusts of wind. I wouldn't have been surprised to see Mary Poppins herself land in the center of town. OK maybe not, but it was a serious blast of wind that instantly changed the landscape of our neighbourhoods.
When the rain came down to a trickle Richard and I decided to take a walk to the lake.
|An hour before there was only a trickle of leaves.|
I now have a better understanding of the saying 'look what the storm blew in'.
Lawns and streets were carpeted in leaves that had fallen in great volumes from the strong winds. The definition from front walks to lawns was lost with the thick blanket of golden leaves.
|Looking east towards Toronto.|
And as we took a few more steps ......there is was floating over the lake......... a stunning rainbow.
These pictures were taken with my iphone and don't capture the intensity of the moment. And well let's all be honest, when you are standing there looking at the sky after a storm with the glow of the sun peaking back in and a vibrant rainbow that reaches to forever, nothing can capture the real vista.
When I finally tore my glance away from the rainbow and started to move on, we discovered that the setting sun brought a glow to the west end of town that looked like a fire ball.
What the wind blew in to town tonight was a gallery of paintings by Mother Nature. And her artistic skill is truly priceless.
|untouched picture from my iPhone|