Subject: Re: Fall Foliage
Hi, Ziners,

I agree with Diane Johnston in Nova Scotia about putting a vote in for Canada on this topic.

I hadn't contributed yet, as my WOW fall foliage was in Canada, but now that she has opened it to Canada, I eagerly make my contribution.

I just pulled out my scrapbook/photo album of that New England/Maritime Canada cruise I took in October 1997. And on the cover of the scrapbook, I had pasted a postcard of beautiful fall foliage that says "Autumn Splendor" at the top, and then a gold maple leaf with "Nova Scotia" written in cursive at the bottom left corner, so Diane definitely knows of what she speaks. I even have in my scrapbook a brochure of the Celtic Colours International Festival from that year that I had picked up, and which Diane mentioned.

As a Southern Californian, I haven't seen much in the way of fall foliage. That cruise described itself as fall foliage oriented, and that's what I wanted to see. Although, I saw very beautiful forests of colored leaves during the cruise, my WOW moment came on an island near Quebec, called Ile d'Orleans on Lac Beauport. We were taken to the top of Mont Tourbillon, and when I walked over to the edge of the mountain, I couldn't believe my eyes! I saw the most amazing sight of rolling green hills with a large forest of trees in all shades of colors, from gold to bright red. This panorama against the intense green of the grassy hills made the whole thing look surreal. I just couldn't take my eyes off of it, and I stood there a long time taking photos and video, and just gazing at this amazing sight. It is something I will never forget.

Regards, Diana in San Diego, California