Route 8 in New Brunswick. This is the new by-pass that cuts across country avoiding a narrow winding road and a few small communities. This new section opened in the fall. Quite a project! It was sunny when we left home but you can see snow squalls in the distance, which we ran into as we drove along.
On Friday Murray and I decided to take a drive over to the Miramichi River area to visit my sister and brother-in-law. It was a great day to start...sunny and cold and no snow in the forecast.
We met 3 of these double tandem log trucks on their way to the mill and I was thankful we met them on this wider stretch of road than the narrow one below. They make me nervous!
Here we are on the older and narrower portion of the highway driving through a snow squall. This road is pretty much like this....narrow....all the way to Miramichi City, a two hours drive from Fredericton.
My sister lives on a quiet road that follows the river. It's really pretty through there and you can see that a squall had dropped a couple inches of snow on their road but the sun was shining again.
The mid-afternoon sun slants through the trees and casts a nice shadow of this Inukshuk that my brother-in-law built of shale rock.
The interval along the Miramichi River across from their home. You can see to the left how the ice chunks flooded over the interval during the big rain and thaw we had just before Christmas. The river is still open although we could see chunks of ice flowing swiftly downstream.
Another snow squall came up.
We left for home as the sun had set. The remaining squall clouds were peachy pink.
Driving off into the sunset. Beautiful.
Meanwhile back at the ranch. :) This was taken New Year's Day and it still looks like this. It's been really cold. Like....-12C cold today. But we are to get a few cm. of snow tonight then ice pellets and freezing rain tomorrow (Sunday). It will not be nice. I like the dry, no snow or ice, for driving and walking safely. Oh well, it is winter and we do need some snow cover...just not on the roads.
I'm going to link with Karen's SUNLIT SUNDAY which she has just started up again for the months of January, February and March. I hope you will visit or perhaps join in. Just click on the highlighted words and visit.