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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

country roads






The first long weekend of the 'summer' season has come and gone. On Saturday the weather was cloudy with sunny breaks so we did some yard work.  We usually go to St. Andrews on this particular Victoria Day holiday weekend but not this year.

We decided to take a short Sunday drive between our church services as it was a beautiful sunny day and it was calling for rain on the holiday Monday.  It turned out to be a smart idea.  


We drove out a country road shown in the first photo and came to a fork in the road with this beautiful tree lined lane above.
We continued on through the original road and came upon the lake.



The above photo is of the swamp on one side of the road.  It was so full that it was creeping onto the roadway in one spot.



And here is the lake on the opposite side.



There are cottages and homes around this lake.  Isn't it beautiful?


There were people out canoeing, kayaking and fishing.


The road crosses a ravine with a waterfall and this old bridge over it has seen better days.  
We didn't walk through the woods and down the steep trail to see the falls but I took pictures from both sides of the bridge.

This falls is quite spectacular during the early spring run off.

The stream on the upper side of the falls.


This old road was very rough in spots with big rocks sticking up and lots of pot holes.  It was a slow drive.  ;)

We eventually came out to the end and the St. John River.



And a paved road that is a wee bit smoother than the dirt road.
It has it's pot holes and rough patches too.





I hope you enjoyed our country road drive.
Monday proved to be rainy and cool and it's cloudy today.
Spring seems to be dragging it's heels in our neck of the woods.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma after the devastating tornados.  Please be safe during these terrible storms that are crossing the continent.

Blessings to you.

Pamela



23 comments:

  1. Beyond gorgeous . . . what a lovely spot to find for a day trip!

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place to live!!
    hughugs

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  3. Thanks for sharing your country ride. Inspiring photos!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. Thanks for taking us along on your day trip! I love tree lined country lanes. I love your header photos too. I need to get out and take some pictures.
    I am praying for those affected by the awful tornado.

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  5. What a beautiful drive! I love spending the day like that.

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  6. Gorgeous scenery. Country roads, no matter what province, provide us with lots of adventures.

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  7. I love country road traveling! We're looking forward to a trip soon and we love using the back roads! Hugs!

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  8. What a lovely road for a Sunday afternoon drive. I love the way the light filters through the trees onto the road. The swamp with the dead tree reflections is a beautiful spot, too. Yay for country roads.

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  9. What a wonderful country ride. We often pick the nicest weather on a weekend for our outings too - just in case. Our Memorial Day weekend is coming up - and it looks to be nice on both Sunday and Monday - so maybe an outing on Sunday and barbecue with the family on Monday. Wonderful photos - beautiful scenery.

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  10. Everything is just starting to get so lush and green this time of year! I was on a dirt road last week, pulled over to let someone go and got stuck, had to call roadside assistance!! What a way to spend a morning!!

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  11. What gorgeous country! Love the tree reflections in the lake!

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  12. Lovely area all lush and green.
    Merle.....

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  13. Beautiful pics, Pam.. Nothing like a country drive. xo

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  14. Your first photo reminds me of Alberta. What lovely country roads!
    (Re-Alouette Lake post. There was a lake there before the dam was made but now it is much larger.)

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  15. What a lovely Sunday drive you had, I'm so glad that you always seem to remember to take your camera with you. I can honestly say that I have seen New Brunswick, thanks to you and Faye.
    I miss the sunday drives that my husband and I took back when he didn't have to go to work on Sunday evening... those were the days. Tomorrow Marissa and I are going to Birds Hill Park, perhaps I will remember my camera.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  16. Thank you for the delightful country drive! wheeeeee!!!!!

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  17. What a good idea to grab that time and redeem it by a refreshing drive through beautiful countryside! Good for the soul! Like a very mini vacation!

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  18. Beautiful drive! Just lovely. I especially like the path through the green forest.

    We've seen no sun since Saturday. It's getting old. I'm easily depressed after several days of gray. We're told that the weather will clear in time for Memorial Day. I don't believe them. They promised sun yesterday that we never saw so one can't get her hopes up. It remains an unusual spring. I have decided NOT to buy flowers this year. Still and all it is not tornado weather and for that I am very grateful.

    Hope that your corner finds some sun!

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  19. What a beautiful drive...and the scenery....

    Jen

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  20. It's so much fun exploring on country roads! Beautiful scenes.
    Thanks for taking us along!

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  21. You do indeed live in a very beautiful area, Pamela!

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  22. So pretty! I'd love to have a cabin there.

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  23. What an enchanting drive - love the look of the tree-lined country road - looks very much like our neighbourhood. Yep - dreary weather here too; had a cold front move through last night with a violent 20-minute wind/thunderstorm. Got to 24 today then dropped like a stone - hitting 6C overnight. But enjoying patches of good weather here and there.

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