Happy Spring Everyone!
You may have noticed I changed my header to a springtime one even though it looks nothing like that outside right now, and won't for many weeks yet, but we're hopeful and we enjoy any days when the sun is shining, the temperature rises above freezing and the snow is melting.
On Saturday Murray and I went to Kings Landing Historical Settlement for the annual Sugar Bush Weekend. A friend gave us complimentary tickets for the breakfast sponsored by the York Sunbury Ground Search and Rescue Organization and then we walked through the settlement to enjoy the beautiful sunny day. It was mid-morning and the sun was shining beautifully with no wind. The air was chilly (-6C) but we were dressed warmly with long johns, winter parkas, hats and scarves so didn't mind. We did get warmed up from our walk by the end of it. The road was dry and still frozen so we didn't have to deal with mud or snow. I took lots of pictures so I hope you enjoy them.
None of the houses were open for viewing and most were surrounded by drifts of snow from the recent blizzards.
The saw mill and frozen waterfall over the dam.
Making maple syrup from the sap of maple trees the old fashioned way.
Preparing to make candy on the snow.
A lean-to campsite that would have been used in the sugar bush in the 1800's.
These horses were in the barn having breakfast before starting their day hauling the wagon loads of people though the settlement.
I liked the contrast of this photo in black and white.
This is the St. John River. It was mostly ice recently until we had the blizzard last week which made some amazing drifts. There were snowmobilers on the other side going up river.
The Perley House got a new shingle roof last fall I think.
I hope you enjoyed our walk through Kings Landing. It was a gorgeous morning! When we arrived back at the welcome building the huge lobby was full of people waiting to pay for their way in to the breakfast or the site. I'm glad we got up and went early!
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I always appreciate them. Have a wonderful first week of spring! I know it's spring somewhere. I'll be back in a few days with more pics of another walk we made on Sunday.