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.