Awesome Autumn by George Cousins

Tours come from all over North America to see the autumn colours in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Maybe this will show why that happens.
The park covers the top half of Cape Breton Island, and is a scenic wonderland of mountains, valleys, coastal beaches and cliffs and, of course, hardwood and softwood forests. One of the most amazing displays is on the slope of North Mountain, along the world-famous Cabot Trail which winds through the park in a wide circle. The greatest blaze of colour comes in late September to mid-October, more or less depending upon that year’s weather patterns. The trick is to get there before the big autumn winds and storms come along and start to wipe out the leaves of the hardwoods.

Taken Oct. 5, 2005
Sony DSCF828 camera, about 4 PM, catching the light from the lowering sun on the western slope of the mountain.


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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is awesome, the colour and detail are wonderful,

  • Thanks Ann, very much appreciated. I got your BM and have replied.

    – George Cousins

  • Alex Cassels
    Alex Casselsabout 4 years ago

    This is just wonderful, great image George!

  • Hi Alex, thanks for the great compliment..much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Wow, awesome, George!

  • I think that was the best year we’ve had on our trips back. The Sept-Oct period was just perfect. For some reason the western side seems to have the more intense colours, maybe sheltered a bit from the Atlantic.

    – George Cousins

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the country!

  • Many thanks for honouring me with this Feature..greatly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991about 4 years ago

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Very Beautiful!!

  • Thanks again Sherri,greatly appreciated :)

    – George Cousins

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 4 years ago


  • Many thanks Leonie, you’re very kind!

    – George Cousins

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    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    Very beautiful!!

  • Hi Carolyn, many thanks my friend, and really appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 3 years ago

    Please participate with this image the group Image Writing fall challenge. Great fall colors

  • Hi Meeli, I’ll certainly do that..thanks for the invitation!

    – George Cousins

  • I tried Meeli, but voting has already started! Thanks anyway!

    – George Cousins

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