Friday, June 09, 2006

Almonte and The Mill of Kintail

I don't seem to be doing much writing these days. Photos seem to be occupying me more lately, so I thought I'd share a few. The first two were taken at Almonte, a town just north of us, also on the Mississippi River. As you can begin to see, there are waterfalls there, and it was once quite the mill town. And I guess you recognize the model.




The next two photos are taken at a little conservation area, called the Mill of Kintail, just outside of Almonte. It was a mill a long time ago, and later a prominent doctor bought the property. His house is now a delightful little museum.


We visited Kintail the other day because there will be a wedding there on the weekend and we wanted to figure out where we were to go. Now that we've found it, we will go back and explore some of the trails. I think we'll be able to cycle there — and maybe take a picnic lunch. The couple that is to be married are friends of our kids, and we are invited to the reception. They were putting up the tents when we were there. I may post some more photos of this place in the next few days.



13 comments:

Dale said...

Mill of Kintail. Hmm. Sounds like a Paul McCartney song. No, that was Mull of Kintyre. Whatever. Lovely pix, AC, as always. The caterpillar's my fave.

Simply Coll said...

I am finding that blogging seems, for me, to be more of a winter sport. But, I too am enjoying taking and sharing photos of this wonderful summer season. Yours are beautiful.. I especially enjoy the flowers and the caperpiller.

Ginger said...

That iris is stunningly beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos, model included!

oshee said...

Gorgeous pictures. You have a knack for finding great views I think.

megz_mum said...

Love the photos, excellent resolution! Must be "Big Bertha" you were using! (can't remember what you called your big camera)

Bonita said...

I, too, find blogging to fall by the wayside when good weather arrives. We were all so 'shut in' with winter, and now all we want to do is post photos....yours are delightful. I like Cuppa by the stream. I can almost hear that water.

Heather said...

Great pics, as always. Love the caterpillar!

mreddie said...

Enjoyed the photos, even the one of the caterpillar - in electric blue too. ec

Dee said...

If you are like me, you get very little blogging done in the summer. Too much fun outdoors calls and I just cannot sit and write all day. *s* I love the pic. Especially the iris.

Cathy said...

I can't get over that iris shot. That is stunning. Water, rock, delicate iris petals. Sunlight suffusing all. Don't you love it when you get one like this?

sare said...

Hey uncle J! I always enjoy looking at the photos on your blog - my fave is the caterpillar, I just love those creepy crawlies. I think you could teach me a thing or two about photography - maybe I'll get a chance to watch the master at work at Riverwood over the summer??!

PBS said...

Nice photo, I really like the bridge.