I think that's a dirt smudge on the window in the sky. :)
Saturday past was a beautiful, bright, sunny day.
But, it was cold! It was only 0C (32F) with a strong NW wind.
We decided to go for a long drive upriver.
You can see the river is still frozen but the darker ice is pretty thin.
This is the Pokiok Stream rushing towards the St. John River.
There was a famous falls here at one time until the river valley
was flooded for the Mactaquac Dam in the 1960's.
We drove to the next county - Carleton County - and hit the back roads through some beautiful countryside. This was higher ground and there was still a lot of snow on the fields and in the woods.
This is potato farming country as well as grain crops.
Do you see the hill in the background?
That is Mars Hill in Maine, USA.
Do you see the towers on the hill?
They are windmills.
Here we are a little closer.
The windmills were all spinning in the strong winds that day ~
producing energy for the nearby town of Mars Hill.
There are 28 windmills on this Mars Hill site.
It was amazing to see and you can see these windmills for miles around from a great distance.
The beautiful farm fields and rolling hills of Carleton County.
We hope to return in another month or two when things are looking a lot greener.
Rural New Brunswick. I'm thinking with all those hardwood trees on the hills that this would be a gorgeous drive in the fall too.
We stopped at a bakery/restaurant in Centerville and bought a
blueberry pie. We had supper at another restaurant along the Trans Canada Highway near Woodstock so had dessert when we got home.
a la mode
I'll be back with more pictures of a pretty lake we found on the back roads.
Do you have the opportunity to drive back roads near where you live? Do you enjoy getting out and seeing the rural scenery?
You just never know what you're going to see.
Have a great day!