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Monday, April 20, 2015

a Saturday drive




The St. John River and Mactaquac Provincial Park above the Mactaquac Dam.


On Saturday we took a day trip to Moncton and Sussex to visit family who I haven't seen in months.  
It was a beautiful sunny spring day so I brought my camera along to take pictures.....of course.  The highlight was meeting my great-nephew, my late brother's first grandchild, who was born in January.  We had a lovely lunch at my cousin's place as well.  I'll let you look at the photos of our journey down and back.  Enjoy.

The view while crossing the dam.  The ice is very rotten as it's softening up from the sun.

Along the St. John River near Jemseg.  This area will be flooded up to, and perhaps over, the road in a couple of weeks.  It happens every year. 

The bridge over the Jemseg river.

Kings County view.

Does this look a bit like a {distorted} dove swooping down from the heavens?

Pretty skies over Salisbury.

A train going through Sussex.

Coles Island Bridge # 1.
The drive home was through a different route over hills and through valleys on a 2 lane highway.  Coles Island is a small community that encompasses a little island in the Canaan River.  There are two bridges that connect the island.

The beautiful Canaan River, Kings Co. NB.

Coles Island Bridge # 2

The Canaan River from this end of Coles Island.  The river is quite wide here with small islands in it.  The ice is starting to break up.

And that's it for pictures as once we got back on the boring 4 lane I fell asleep again.  :)

We've had a great week of spring weather the past 10 days and the snow is almost all gone from our yard.   Just a few patches left to melt.   There will be a few days of rain this week which will help clean things up and bring on the green grass.  I cut some daffodils from the garden on Friday evening and brought them in to bloom.  They are just starting to open up today.  

I hope you had a great weekend and were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.  Has anyone been on a picnic yet?  We had our first barbecue on Friday. 
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.  Welcome to my new followers!  
Have a great week.

Blessings,
Pam 


35 comments:

  1. Just ten days ago there were five new inches of snow on the ground. Today, it is all gone. Amazing how quickly it goes once it starts. We must remind ourselves of this when another year we are feeling blue. =D

    A lovely trip to Moncton and great joy I know to meet your brother's little grandson.

    A BBQ already! Well now. Makes me feel like planning a picnic. Yard and deck not quite up to BBQ ready.

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  2. Hi Pam, what a trip and great photographs! Living down south, we even BBQ in the winter, no snow! How neat that your snow is almost all gone, spring is here!

    Nancy

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  3. Wonderful land, sky and sea shots! Thank-you for sharing and thank-you God for providing us with such wonder to stand amazed and gaze at!

    no picnic yet but I did have tea on the nice, warm sunny deck last week. we're back to cold, driving rain today.

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  4. I'm always in awe and never tire of God's stunning creative handiwork!! You capture it with your lens so beautifully, Pam!
    Mary Alice

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  5. We have no snow...but we also don't have daffodils yet! Interesting to see what's happening out your way.

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  6. Lovely photos ! I am soo glad the snow is finally going for you there ! We BBQ all season but did however have supper out on the patio on Saturday it was so lovely ! Glad you had a nice family visit ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day 1

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  7. Hi Pamela! I see the spring melt is also on in your area! We had snow and rain for 3 days so it has been marshy here. The sun is finally out and hopefully we will dry out a little. I saw you cute little grand nephew on facebook --he is darling! It looked like you had a very nice drive and visit with family.

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  8. First barbecue, I wished. It has rained here something awful. Love the photos and I see some land and not so much snow and beautiful blue skies. Wonderful. Carol

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  9. Wonderful pictures of the beautiful blue sky and the clouds. Spring is coming, I promise.

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  10. The open waters are definitely a sign of spring, Pamela.
    So glad you where able to get over to visit your brothers family!
    It's raining here today, hopefully washing away more snow.

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  11. Great to see your spaces clearing from the snow.
    FINALLY . . . right!
    Sounds and looks like a lovely ride . . .
    My little wind flowers are blooming and the Helebores too . . .
    I love springtime . . . even ths rainy week!
    Green is getting brighter and brighter . . ,

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  12. Beautiful spring views!

    Today we had a very cold rain most of the day. Not fun for walking in.

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  13. Looks like a lovely drive!
    How nice to meet your great nephew...
    Our lake had ice as well....
    Colder week ahead for us!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  14. beautiful views.

    your snow is almost gone....yay. now for the warm weather.

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  15. It is so nice to see spring here. I actually had my coffee outside last week on the deck....felt like a real treat!!

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  16. Wonderful views and blue skies.

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  17. Lovely to see these places! Always seems strange to hear names of places over here - guess first immigrants had thoughts of home!

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  18. I love doing day trips...especially with scenery like that!...:)JP

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  19. Still snow? Argh. It was 94F here on Sunday during my hike.

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  20. I'm sure it was special to meet your brother's first grand. The pictures are lovely and it makes me realize how quickly it has become green here--the leaves are all in in about a week's time. Soon yours will be too. I have never heard the expression "rotten ice" before and wonder if it means what it sounds like, or what.

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  21. I am so glad to hear that your winter is being replaced by spring. It has been a really tough winter for you and I can just imagine how you are looking forward to SPRING ! Glad you had such a nice drive and hope the flooding won't be too bad.

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  22. beautiful skies and melting river scenes. glad you got to see family!

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  23. Beautiful, open views, so refreshing and relaxing!
    Your spring is further on than ours. First barbecue sounds lovely. :)
    Blessings!

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  24. That was a lovely drive...so nice to see spring and open water again.
    It will be awhile before we have daffodils in our garden.

    Carolyn

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  25. What a lovely trip...and the sky was just amazing! How nice it was for you to meet that new little member of your family too! Beautiful photos, as always :)

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  26. Glad to hear your snow is leaving! Ours is gone. Well, maybe there's still some in the deep woods, but for practical purposes, it's gone. Wonderful sky pics here today!!

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  27. I know you are happy to see the snow leaving! You had a pretty day for a drive. The scenes and skies are beautiful!

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  28. Beautiful blue skies and cloud formations over the lovely river valleys. Love seeing the bridges and the melting ice. So nice to pick those first daffodils and enjoy the first bbq. How bittersweet about your late brother's first grandchild. I'm sure this child has a very special guardian angel :) Hugs xo Karen

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  29. Hi From Sussex in the UK, your Sussex looks very different to mine, there is no snow here in East Sussex UK, I have found your blog from Amy at Love made my home, what great pictures, and I really enjoyed your Maple postxx

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  30. Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed the sky, the bridges and all the slushy water. Good weather is coming and soon we will be happy!!!!!

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  31. I love the ice on the water - it does look nice even though I know that it means you had a lot of cold weather there. The bridges look lovely - this is actually a shape I like very much in bridges. It's a bit of a good old time's feel. Thank you for taking us along on your trip!

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  32. Pam, I always enjoy your pictures of NB.We were over to Moncton on the weekend as well but it was for my dear uncle's funeral. When we got back home on Tuesday, we were surprised to find so much snow gone. The heavy rains helped too and no flooding yet, thank goodness! Spring has finally arrived here on PEI and I am so happy knowing warm weather is ahead. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  33. Your photos are wonderful - beautiful scenery of late winter. Love the blues and whites and tans - they blend together in such lovely harmony.

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