Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It Was Splendiferous!

What a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! Whoever decided that it would be this weekend in October certainly hit the mark here in Southern Ontario. It was sunny and warm (for here at this time of year). The changing leaves seemed to be at their peak or so close to it that we won't quibble. Yes, the colour was splendiferous!

Although the main roads from here to Riverwood would certainly be considered relatively rural and relatively lightly trafficked, we still opted to take the even more rural back route. It's slower with more twists and turns, but it's pretty relaxing and very scenic in places. The tress are usually close to the road, but we also pass a number of lakes and obtain a number of views from the higher spots in the uplands through which we travel.

One misses so many photo-ops while on the road. Even though we could have stopped a lot and did stop some, one simply can't keep doing that if one is ever going to reach his destination. Some spots aren't conducive, and one doesn't always have all of the time in the world at one's disposal. (We need a pronoun other than "one." I feel so darned formal when I use it.) Here is one stop that I made on the half of the journey closer to here than there: seemingly of a former church now become a community hall, the John Thomson Hall on Snow Station Road to be exact.

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had stopped here, just outside of Digby, I think, to take a picture of a lake. I took this shot as well to represent a typical view of the road on that day. We are on the rocky and forested Canadian Shield here (as we were for most of the trip).

Thanksgiving Weekend

We took yet another detour from Bancroft to Riverwood along Lower Faraday Road. I had to stop one more time to snap this shot. Because there is a sharp turn in the road ahead, we appear to be hemmed in by a wall of trees, and the cottage and shed add to the rusticity of the scene.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Those are three pics of our journey. Cuppa has posted others, and both of us may post additional photos in the course of the next few days.


Amanda said...

The pictures are beautiful. You are so lucky to stay in such a beautiful part of the world. I love Canada.
A happy belated Thanksgiving to you all!

Ruth said...

"Even though we could have stopped a lot and did stop some, one simply can't keep doing that if one is ever going to reach his destination."

I relate to that statement! Beautiful pictures. I saw them on Flickr and enjoyed reading about them now.

ChrisB said...

I so enjoy seeing all your and cuppa's photos.

Janet said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!!! So glad you enjoyed your weekend.

Envoy-ette said...

Gorgeous-GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!

megz_mum said...

I love those autumn colours - we never get them. Am tempted to visit your lovely country from all those gorgeous photos you keep posting!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Wow, what gorgeous pictures!

womaninawindow said...

Gorgeous! And that one of the road and the rock, it could easily be in my neck of the woods. So familiar that geography is to my bones.

JunieRose2005 said...

Your Autumn pictures are all very beautiful!!