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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

cedar rail fences and birch trees






When I shared about the walk at the Beaver Pond Trail in Mactaquac Provincial Park in February, I left off at the road that cuts through the park.  The above photo is of the groomed trail that cuts across part of the 18 hole Mactaquac golf course.   There are usually sleigh rides on this trail in winter but I don't think there are this year.

This is part of the snowmobile trail that follows along the edge of the park then crosses the highway and into the other side of the park where we had been walking.

I had been hoping to get a photo of some snowmobiles on the trail and it wasn't until we were driving away that a couple came up the hill along the trail.  This photo is through the moving car window so it's not very clear.

I love a cedar rail fence and we are hoping to acquire some cedar rails to make a fence at the back of our property this year.
Hmmm….   No, I won't be 'borrowing' these ones.  :)





Looking into the park from the fence.

We are into a very cold week with the Polar Vortex pushing the Arctic air down into our region for a few days.   It is supposed to warm up to the freezing mark on the weekend.  Do you suppose that will be the end of all the cold for this winter??

Birch tree catkins in spring.

I'm actually looking forward to seeing these again even though they are laden with pollen.   I am adding some green and spring decor inside the house to ward off the winter blues and all that white that's covering the ground.

Are you longing for green outside?  Have you added some spring to your interior decor too?

It was -26C this morning.  That's about -18F.  


Blessings,

Pamela






37 comments:

  1. We are 10F here this morning, ridiculous for the south!!! Sun now shining so hopefully the layer of frozen sleet will melt - schools on a 2 hr. delay again. My daffodils are all leaning over, frozen, hope they perk back up.

    Lovely snow scenes - bet sleigh riding would be fun but only under a lot of nice snuggly blankets or furs!!!
    Take care dear, that's REALLY cold.
    Hugs - Mary

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  2. I have tulips on my kitchen table, Pamela. :) I wonder why there were no sleigh rides this year! Seems uirious as there has been plenty of snow!

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  3. Those are beautiful shots! This year has got to be heaven for snowmobilers! Normally, fences like that are beautiful and charming. Although they still are, somehow in this cold March I can't look at it without thinking, 'FIREWOOD.' :-)

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  4. Oh Spring where for art though. I am singing that song to try to get Spring to come on Pamela.

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  5. I love the fencing. My Dad did that at his old cabin years ago and it looked so rustic. It sure has been a cold winter for most...mild for us. Beautiful photos my friend! Have a good week! Sweet hugs!

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  6. I really like that cedar fencing. So picturesque! I see it snowed here again last night, with 8 degrees this morning.

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  7. Brrr, it sure is cold, isn't it? I'm with you, we need to have it warm up considerably. I pray this cold snap is the last for the year. Love the cedar fencing and how nice it would look at the back of one's property. My need for flowers is so great these days that I almost always come home from the grocery store bearing a new bunch of tulips or something bright and pretty. Thanks for your visit and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Love that Cedar fence line . . . unique, different . . .
    Not sure if the snow and cold will ever end . . .
    Snowed here during the night, and still coming done in droves.
    My Mr. IGH just snow blew the driveway and I shoveled the walks and bird feeder trails . . .
    another 3-4 inches has fallen since then . . . I am sensing a grumpy Mr. Irish . . .
    Stay warm, please don't send your cold our way!

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  9. I wonder when I meant to right DOWN and wrote done instead is because I was thinking I want this snow DONE and over with . . . and yes . . . green and colors are appearing in my inside landscape . . .

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  10. I love that kind of fence! I hope you get to build one on your property. I am so longing to see green outside. The last couple of days I have been adding some flowers and green in the house.

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  11. A beautiful place for a walk. i really like cedar rail fences, so rustic. More snow on it's way here...I would like to see some green too.

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  12. You know I am craving Spring, although your walk is/was beautiful! Split rail fencing is also my favorite!!!...:)JP

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  13. I love to LOOK at snow photos - glad ours is gone and we are back to our usual winter rain. I'm ready to get out some spring/easter things to cheer up the house too.

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  14. I almost feel like I have been for a walk with you! Such beautiful photos.

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  15. i am wishing for spring. remember when i opened my mouth about March coming in like a lamb ... oops - that was a big mistake, the lion arrived. ha. ha!! - we had snow & ice starting Sunday into Monday - it was gorgeous views. but not great for traveling. i need to get to the store & post office - but it will have to wait until another day. hope you are well this week. thanks, for sharing the birch trees in spring - that gives me such hope - it will be here before i know it. ha. ha!! i hope. big big hugs. have a great one! ( :

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  16. I am soo praying for spring to show up soon ! I love your photos . We have a white birch tree in our back yard it is huge I love it ! The fencing there is awesome I love that to . I like lots of different wood fencing . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  17. Lovely photos of your snow trail, however I don't think I could last all that time with snow. I saw signs of blossom on some trees today here in France, but we have - 2 deg. forecast tonight so hope it doesn't catch the blossom.
    I'm forcing a sprig of Quince blossom indoors, so that looks pretty.

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  18. Oh boy...that is cold indeed! In the Pacific Northwest we are green already. I was just looking out at the very soggy lawn thinking it might need it's first mow. Oye! Hope this is the last of any vortexes for you!

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  19. I love a rail fence! It will be interesting to see how you make it.
    Beautiful photos Pamela.
    We are having cold nights and bright chilly,sunny days this week.
    Surely, spring can't be too far away :)

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  20. I read today that March isn't going to be so great either, so looks like we're going to have to put up with this for a while longer.....

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  21. Pamela, those split rail fences are so artistic and so pretty with the snow. I hope you are staying warm but continue to be able to walk those amazing trails..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  22. Such pretty snowy scenes along that gorgeous split rail fence. Snowmobiling sounds like the perfect thing to take away the winter blues. I do hope it warms up soon for you. Minus 18 sounds brutal. Stay safe and warm. xo Karen

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  23. That is a great fence, I have never seen one like it.
    Merle.............

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  24. Beautiful fencing!! Yes we were very cold here this morning....Oh well let's make the best of it. Lets go SHOPPING!! That always cures the winter blues...lol

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  25. These are beautiful! I love split rail fences! The snow makes them even more scenic!

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  26. I love the white bark of birch trees! They may just be my favorite tree. I'm not decorating for spring, but I'm dreaming and planning the garden.

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  27. That fencing is striking! What fun to be out on a snowmobile in winter. I used to imagine what riding the trails would be like. One can go for miles...well the entire length of the state can be crossed and I am sure that it is true of NB. Have you ever done it?

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  28. What a great idea, Pam.....I should add a few Spring touches! I will get right on that! Hahaha!
    I actually picked up a lovely soft pink kalanchoe yesterday....and a Basil plant♥️
    Can you believe my wreath is still on my front door? How ridiculous is that? Ha!
    Must do something about that.....for sure! Perhaps something for st Patty's day......$ store here I come!
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  29. I love the way those cedar rails zig-zag! I've never seen that before.
    That trail does look like a great place for a sleigh ride too.
    I hope you're feeling better now, Pamela!

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  30. Interesting to see the pattern of the split rail fence, usually I only see straight runs around here. Rather unique though.

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  31. It's cold down here too, Pamela, and I too wonder if it's the last before spring. Hard to believe our time changes this weekend already. Nice photos, I love those old rail fences!

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  32. I believe yesterday may have been our last below zero day for the season -- the extended forecast looks bright! :)

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  33. I like that cedar fencing! It looks very rustic. I went snowmobiling once in my life...it was fun, but now I know how dangerous it can be I'd be afraid to do it again :)
    I am in New York this week and it feels much colder than it usually does in Colorado..the dampness makes a difference!
    Spring will hopefully arrive soon! This has been a long tough winter.

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  34. I so enjoyed your photos Pamela! Love the sunshine on the snow and I adore cedar rail fences. It reminds me so much of the Natchez Trace in Mississippi.....isn't that funny? Thank you for giving us beautiful inspiration!

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  35. The cedar fence is wonderful, we have some split rail fences here and there, but only because I found the rails in our local landfill and brought them home to repurpose. I'd love to do the zig-zag design, but I always wonder about the maintenance of mowing though.

    We're still cold here, too, but that is not unusual. I notice there have been fewer snowmobiles on the trails over the last two weeks, even though the conditions are prime yet, I think the novelty has worn off.

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  36. Lovely photos Pam, but brrr they look so cold. Will it ever warm up enough for the sap to run??

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  37. I put out my primitive eggs decorations and put away the "snow" letters.

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