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Monday, June 8, 2015

a drive on some country roads





Mactaquac Lake, part of the St. John River above the Mactaquac Dam.  

Saturday evening after supper at the local diner we went for a little drive around some of the backroads in our area.  It was a beautiful evening with clear blue skies and a warm sun shining on the landscape.  We came across freshly ploughed fields, farms and cattle grazing on the lush green grass. A couple of the roads have some serious pot holes ~ a couple of pot holes were 2 feet wide and almost a foot deep ~ so one had to be very cautious and drive slowly.  I sure wouldn't want to drive that road in the dark!


There is a river at the bottom of that road on the other hill.   How would you like to drive down that in the winter!!  It scares me even in the summer.

A pretty resting place.  It's nice that this elm tree hasn't yet succumbed to the Dutch Elm Disease that thousands of them have died from in our province.

A view of the St. John River valley that I've shared many times.

A closer view with some of the larger buildings - condos and a hotel - on the river front in Fredericton.


A beautiful farm with red barns.

We came across 3 farms with 3 different types of cattle ~ Guernsey, Heifer and Limousin.







Suppertime.


It was a lovely drive.  

I was trying to take photos from my passenger window but the mirror kept getting in the way so I got a picture of me, playing with my camera.  :-)

A selfie of me.  

We didn't get the garden planted yet.  We had great weather to do it too.  But, we got some yard work done and trimmed the maple tree in the backyard that had a lot of dead branches on it (still not finished).   It looks like a rainy week ahead so we may be poking seeds in the ground in the rain.  At least they'll get watered.    
Thanks for visiting.  I hope you all have a great week!

Blessings,
Pamela

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Heifer or Hereford? I've never heard of Heifer except for what we call a female bovine before they've had a calf. But I definitely am not an expert on cattle! AND, I've never heard of the other name either, Limousin. Interesting! We've been noticing that there are more elm (s)? around here than we had expected. Just talking about that yesterday when we saw the red winged blackbird sitting in the top of a nearby young elm.

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  2. Good Morning Pamela ... what a beautiful countryside you get to see so close to home. Your photos are so awesome and everything is so green and lush. We go to the other side of St. John's River usually at least once during the summer months and the views are spectacular.... it's a long drive for us so it usually involves an overnight stay. Would love to live that close to Canada. Thanks for sharing your Sunday country drive.

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  3. Nice ride in the countryside- my favorite thing to do! I don't think I would like driving down that road if there is a river at the bottom of it!

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  4. A beautiful day for a drive! Such peaceful scenes. Love the selfie!
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  5. Lovely scenery and a great shot of you.

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  6. Lovely landscape--what a beautiful view in the first one. And the last one is really good too!

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  7. love your rolling hills! and love the green!

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  8. The New Brunswick countryside is so pretty this time of year. Gosh, I could almost smell the ocean air!

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  9. I love the countryside tour you took us on...a wee taste of what we are in for later this summer! So looking forward to that! Great selfie!!!

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  10. Pamela, awesome scenery. I also enjoy a ride through the countryside. It seems one always sees things you have missed before.

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  11. Such a beautiful place where you live, Pamela! It's beautiful farm lands.
    We only had two days that were not rain here last week.
    Hope this one is better!

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  12. Now that's a pot hole! It would be scary ro drive such a road at night. Sometimes, our plans are waylaid for perfectly good reasons. I planted my garden over the weekend...two zucchini plants...that's it! The canopy has grown up so much that very little grows well there anymore, especially tomatoes and herbs. I'll have to plant herbs in containers. I like the photo of you playing with your camera. Very cute! I wonder if the Elm survived because it is isolated in that field. They are such gorgeous trees...I really miss seeing them...what a gorgeous tulip shape on that one.

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  13. beautiful countryside Pamela. I love to go for rides in the country too,

    I like your selfie.

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  14. You live in such a beautiful part of the world Pam, it's gorgeous. Is it all softly rolling hills where you live? Because we live in the Okangan Valley, it's more mountainous...and harder to see for those miles and miles like you can, but equally beautiful.

    I love the selfie shot, that's a keeper for sure!! It would make a great blog profile shot.

    Jen

    Jen

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  15. The scenery is beautiful, Pam. I visited a friend, last week, who is now renting an old house in the countryside and she and her sweetheart just love it. She has lilacs, peonies and beautiful views. You don't even have to go for a drive to find pretty sights, given the views from your home, although I enjoyed this drive with you.

    Karen

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  16. What a lovely drive to go on with you!! I really enjoyed it. So great to see a picture of you playing with your camera as well! xx

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  17. Great way to spend the evening....
    Now...get that garden planted! Hahaha!
    Love your selfie!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  18. Beautiful views! Every once in awhile those elm trees turn up here as well.

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  19. Such beautiful idyllic countryside! Love the cows in the fields and the views of the river.
    Wendy

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  20. Love the photos of the countryside, just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your trip! New Follower!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  21. Wonderful photos Pamela . What a pretty area you live in . I love the last photo of you in the side mirror . Thanks for sharing and taking us along for a country drive . Have a good day !

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  22. There's nothing like country scenery for soothing the soul.

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  23. Oh so beautiful Pam! Nothing like a drive in the country.
    Rain here too!

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  24. What a lovely drive in the country...beautiful country scenes! Cute selfie of you too :)

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  25. Hi Pam: Your countryside certainly has a lot to offer. Beautiful pictures, especially the selfie..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  26. Pam, one of my favorite things to do is to take a drive in the country! I loved your wonderful pictures and your selfie is too cute!
    hugs
    Jann

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  27. Pam, you live in such a beautiful part of the country, very green in the spring and summer, and very white in the winter. Autumn must be a gorgeous collage of rustic colour, too. Thanks for taking us along your pretty, after dinner drive!

    Hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  28. I like your mirror "selfie," Pam! Your camera has a very wide lens! It captures your beautiful countryside so wonderfully. It is sad that so many trees were lost to Dutch Elm disease. Our forests have had a beetle scourge that sadly have been killing pine trees.

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  29. Looks like you had a lovely drive and beautiful weather!

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  30. I enjoyed coming along on a country drive with you. Great shot of you in the mirror! You certainly are blessed to live in such a beautiful province Pamela.

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  31. I took some photos of the countryside too over the weekend. Just haven't put them on yet. Love the red barn and the road coming down that hill. Yes, I'm looking forward to the new Anne of Green Gables series. I can't imagine it being better than Megan Follows' performance though. She was so perfect as Anne in it. And Matthew, Marilla, and Mrs. Lynd were such outstanding characters too. I guess we will see. Something to look forward to for sure. Have a nice day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  32. Great views and pics Pam . . . even your "mirror selfie!"

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  33. Hello, Pamela! First, thanks for stopping by my own blog and for your kind comment. It is always a pleasure to meet another blogger. Your photos of your countryside are very beautiful. Parts of it remind me of Alabama, especially your images of the cattle. Liked the selfie! Best wishes, Deb

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  34. Good Photograph...
    Very nice post ...
    Welcome to my blog on my new post.
    I am waiting for your comment.

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  35. love the selfie shot of you ... i do that sometimes and get a good laugh out of the whole thing. love your shots so green. i love farmlands. thanks for playing catch up on my blog ... your visits mean the world to me ... hope you are well and keeping a smile. it has been a busy one for me lately, funny how things work that way sometimes. lots to do ... big big hugs. ( :

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  36. Such a lovely drive, Pam.. I loved the big old farm and of course the cows... smile..
    Hope you are enjoying these Spring days.. xoox

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  37. I love to drive on the country roads. The farms and cattle are always a pretty sight. Love the views of the water. Beautiful images, enjoy your day!

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  38. There is just something about a red barn. Great photos!
    Amalia
    xo

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  39. I've always wanted to visit your area...after your photos I almost feel I've been there! Love the barn...and I love to ohotograph from the car but the darn mirror gets in the way! Lol!
    Ruth

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  40. You have some beautiful scenery for your country drive! Wonderful photos and post!

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  41. Lovely scenes, all very familiar. Got that garden planted yet? Tomorrow might be your day! Don't forget the sunscreen!

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