Perfect autumn day in the country

October 5, 2017

Is it your favourite season?

With precious few sunshiny days left before the winter rains set in, we’re taking every chance we have to drive out into the country we love.

One of our favourite destinations is the quaint little town of Fort Langley.

And one of our favourite places for lunch is Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe.

It’s half bookstore…

…half locally grown, homemade, organic goodness restaurant.

While we waited for our lunch, we had a mooch around some of the books.
I found this amazing colouring book of the universe. Talk about intricate! It’s a sort of paint by numbers of galaxies and solar systems.
Chloe fell in love with the Glamping book now that she owns an Airstream, but the book which really spoke to us was Penguin the Magpie.
It’s a story of an injured magpie chick who helped a family deal with a tragedy. It’s all told in the most stunning photographs imaginable. Just an amazing book.


After lunch, we walked around the Fort and peeked into the antiques emporium.
We really like mooching around in this space, but I honestly cannot believe the prices. I suppose I’ve been spoiled rotten with my finds at car boot sales and thrift shops.

After lunch we went for a drive around.

I particularly love this road. It’s called Telegraph Trail and is a historic road built to run the first telegraph wires in 1865.

We stopped by the side of the road because Chloe spied something.

It was a little book hut! We borrowed a 1937 copy of Robbin Hood.

No idea! Robert took this photo of me in my reading glasses walking back to the car…LOL.

So we carried on down the road till we spied a field of sunflowers with a sign which said: “Aldor Acres open for October”.

I’ve driven past this little farm and always managed to miss any opening times, but here we were, so we stopped and went in for a look.

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful little farm! We came away with corn, black currant jelly, two peacock feathers…

…and a huge bunch of sunflowers!

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  • Reply marian October 5, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Beautiful… thank you for taking us with you mx

  • Reply Diane October 5, 2017 at 7:29 am

    What a perfect day! I wish fall would never ever go away.

  • Reply Robert Frank Gasch October 5, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Lovely countryside Veronica. You guys live a charmed life.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks October 5, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Wonderful photos! And it’s true, there are NEVER any deals at an antique shop.

  • Reply sarah October 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    What a beautiful place!

  • Reply Susan October 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Your travels through the countryside show Fall at its best. The cool air, warm sunshine and beautiful blue ski is epic Fall. My favorite season as well. I loved seeing the fences enclosing farm land. Your sunflowers are picture perfect. Nature’s beauty never fails to exceed expectations. What a lovely day you shared. Also, the village center seemed to have everything one would want. Your photos captured the beauty of the Fall countryside.

  • Reply Molly October 6, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Did I miss a post about Chloe’s Airstream? How divine!

  • Reply Barb October 6, 2017 at 8:38 am

    A perfect fall day and so many great photos.
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  • Reply Daryl Edelstein October 8, 2017 at 11:05 am

    what a wonderful adventure … and a lovely post!

  • Reply Julie October 16, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Another fabulous post .. a day in the country. Love these images V. And that little farm .. wonderful. Did you try the pumpkin marmalade? Sounds delicious .. Pumpkins and sunflowers, I need to sow them both and you have inspired me. Hugs

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