Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Riverwood Tour

One day last week, while tromping around in the snow, I found myself wishing that I could share with you what it was like there at the cottage that we call Riverwood. While both I and Cuppa have certainly shared pictures before, I have never felt that I was able to convey the sense of the place very well. Then the idea cam to me to make and narrate a sideshow, post it on YouTube and display it here. Of course, it's easier said that done, but I have stumbled through an attempt anyway because I can be a persistent old cuss at times. It's pretty ordinary stuff, but I think it works ... sort of.

As you will be able to tell from the get-go, I spoke whatever popped into my head without benefit of a script. That's easier said than done, and I did make mistakes such as saying the river is higher in winter when I meant spring, but it will have to stand as will my mistake on the amount of acreage on the other side of the road, which Cuppa informs me is more than ten acres. I can't imagine going to the bother of carefully scripting so much material for such an off-the-cuff project; neither am I about to re-record my glorious commentary because it's work, and I'd simply make new mistakes anyway.

On some frames I have arrows, labels and numbers as reference points, but I'm afraid that some of them get squished very small by YouTube. That's just the nature of the beast and something that I didn't consider when originally processing the photos. The file on my computer give me a much larger image.

If you have the time to spare, I hope that you get something out of my first attempt to do something like this. Hopefully, it will give, particularly the non-Canadian readers a better idea of what rural Canada (rural beyond the farm belt, that is) can look like.



14 comments:

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A very nice tour. With your voice you could be reading the evening news.

Of course, I recognize this kind of landscape. Similar to where I live.

I love the view of the Oxbow in the river.

From one river swimmer to another. . . well done.

Mara said...

Thank you Anvilcloud Studios for this beautiful tour. It must be really beautiful in the summer!

Heather said...

That was fun - thanks for sharing! It looks idyllic!

Dora said...

Nice Job!
I'd love to see more things like this.

Amanda said...

It looks really nice there in the winter, it must be beautiful in the summer.
And i love your accent too!

JunieRose2005 said...

AC,

I enjoyed the tour very much! It's beautiful there!


Junie

kmr said...

AC, you have a wonderful speaking voice. Very much like the Friendly Giant. Oh, how I used to love that show! Riverwood looks beautiful. Will you be posting a series of photos in the summer?

Ruth said...

Rural Ontario in March never looked better. You still have a lot of snow around, far more than we do. Very nice presentation, and you do have a "radio voice".

simplycol.com said...

Love your Riverwood

Woman in a Window said...

OK, you're spoiled. That place is beautiful and that is no snow, mister. That is a walk in the park. Gorgeous though. And I survived the whole show! Coulda been my back yard.

Garnetrose said...

beautiful country side. I envy you is so many ways. We havelovely country side here but it is slowly being built up.

Janet said...

That was wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to do it. I don't know which I liked better - the beautiful location or hearing you describe it! It's always nice to put a voice with a face!

Mary G said...

Lovely! You should do it again in the summer; things look so different. Harder to get good long shots, though.
I admire your grasp of technology.

Pearl said...

It may have been awkward to get over the banks and do the cuts and so on but the end product felt smooth. Nice bit of land. Lovely to see that bit of wooded paradise. Old barns are falling into the ground all over the valley. Good to see one kept in repair.