The fall colours vary every year. It seemed to be an "off" year in Lanark County, with a few individual tress being noteworthy, but the Gatineau Hills made up for it with lots of colour.
Two individual trees in Lanark County.
(Left) Mud Lake had a little bit of bright colours, while Blakeney Falls/Rapids tried but didn't seem up to it.
Not far from Blakeney however was a small stand of trees shining brightly in the sun.
The Mer Bleue Bog was starting to show off its tamarack (and maple) trees by mid month.
At a small lake in Gatineau Park, a few leaves drifted down onto the water and acted as sails in the gentle breeze. Poplar trees aren't generally known for colour, but they do come through sometimes.
The Champlain and Huron Lookouts at the top of the Gatineau Parkway provided a wonderful view of brightly coloured trees.
This section of road on the Fortune Lake Parkway provides an example of what it was like driving in Gatineau Park.
Meanwhile over at O'Brien's Beach the colours came right down to the water.
The third image is the view from one of the parking lots on the way back from O'Brien's.
At the Pine Grove Trail a few days later, with the assistance of the sun, the colours were quite vivid.
However it showed off the damage from last May's windstorm as the blue sky was very much open to view. Before the storm, it would have been a full canopy with little bits of blue showing through.
While not fall colours, the following are pictures collected as we explored various areas in the countryside.
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But what a difference two weeks can make....
(Comparing two Champlain Lookout pictures from above)