In my opinion, as much as I love to see spring arrive, there is nothing that matches how I feel about autumn. Winter, Spring and Summer seasons just don’t compare to the breath taking beauty that takes place here in New Brunswick once Summer hands the reins over to Autumn.
The colours of autumn with all the reds and oranges is a big part of why I love fall in New Brunswick but it’s more than that.
Maple trees tend to be my favourite when colours change. Unlike so many other trees Maples tend to change to gorgeous colours before dropping to the ground while others seem to turn a dead looking brown while still clinging to trees.
I am not one for really hot weather so by the end of summer and on into late fall I do enjoy the temperatures a lot more.
Then there’s the great fishing here in New Brunswick. I love fishing spring and summer but when fall arrives and the fish know it’s time to go on the feed before winter sets in things can get pretty exciting and a great time of year to catch and release that fish of a lifetime.
It was late October when I hooked into the smallmouth bass on the left, which isn’t all that small. It was a beautiful sunny calm day in Oromocto, New Brunswick and the bite was definitely on.
It’s a great time of year to take a friend fishing and let them experience the awesome feeling that keeps me coming back for more year after year.
Halloween is also a fun time of fall and this year I grew our first pumpkins. Another couple of days I will carve up one or two to display for the kids and then they are going to become pumpkin pies, one of our son’s favourite pies.
It’s fun having the kids help create scary or maybe not so scary pumpkins. Our son is grown up now and maybe he will soon have kids of his own and we can all get together for pumpkin carving fun.
We have some big pumpkin patches in New Brunswick. Check your local area to see if you have one that’s local and get out and see it. A field full of pumpkins is a pretty cool site.
We plan to keep the pumpkin seeds, so we can grow more next year, but also they are great once you roast them. Very tasty.
Autumn is a great time to get out for a long walk in the woods. There are many trails in New Brunswick that are breath taking this time of year, don’t miss out on the joy of autumn.