We continued our ride west, really enjoying the sun pouring in the car windows. Passsed fencerows, fields and farms, eventually turning north, crossing the bighead river and home.
The Bruce Trail crosses the road here, at the stile on the left, into a pair of properties purchased just a few years ago that help avoid a very wet route. I had a hand in evaluating these properties, back in the days when I could go walking through the bush!
I'm sorry, but we think this house looks terribly out of place in a rural landscape like this.
I was pleased to see this new windbreak of tiny spruce trees planted across this field.
And this is an old fencerow of Black Locust trees, once recommended for this purpose. With experience you can tell by the shape of the trees.
This little creek is a favourite of mine, because it runs downstream until the Bruce Trail crosses it, where the stream forms a tiny ephemeral waterfall dropping over the Niagara Escarpment.
Perhaps my favourite view in the region, taken looking north toward Georgian Bay where Sideroad 7 drops down over the escarpment.
Another barn and small creek, this one draining down off the Niagara Escarpment toward the Bighead River.
With this picture I realized how much I can crop pictures with my little Canon camera, easier to use with one hand than my iphone. This was cropped down from a much bigger picture. With an iphone you can hardly crop down at all!
Ok, this is a geology picture which interests me even though it may not interest you. See that dip in the horizon on the left? That represents the difference between two geological formations, the higher Amabel formation on the left forming the Bayview escarpment, and the lower Manitoulin Formation forming a separate 'island' of bedrock at a slightly lower elevation on the right.
Finally we crossed the bighead River and were home. A very healthy drive on a sunny afternoon, hope you've enjoyed it.
That was an enjoyable ride through your countryside. Yes indeed, the house with the pillars and widow's walk does look out of place, like it was transplanted from coastal Georgia.ReplyDelete
I enjoy your excursions through the countryside. Thanks for taking us along, FG.ReplyDelete
Lovely winter scenes along your ride.ReplyDelete
The big house is not only out of place but it is ugly. It wouldn't matter where you put it , it will be an eyesore.ReplyDelete
Sideroad 7, a superb view, and the windbreaks, so necessary for a farmhouse, homesteads, cattle or gardens? Guess you are enjoying slightly longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. Her4e, already the mornings are darker for longer.ReplyDelete
I did very much enjoy the excursion and the pictures. And the blue sky above made it pretty as a, well, picture! :-)ReplyDelete
Such lovely scenes in your photographs.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I love the diverse geology of Ontario. I live high up on the Bonnechere Graben where it meets the Algonquin Highlands. When my grandsons were small we would drive from Port Perry up to Dwight and explore how the topography changed. They were interested in that stuff in those days.ReplyDelete
Definitely geography that I wasn't aware of. Nice drive.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
A sunny afternoon drive on a cold winter's day is always special and especially so in such scenic rolling hills countryside.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful images of a wonderful ride!! We still have not received one flake of snow!!!!ReplyDelete
In my young days I would help my dad build fence with one locust pole and then a steel pole, every other one. It was hard to get a staple in the wood. I would wonder how long the fence would last and if they are still there today, sixty years later.ReplyDelete
That was a nice drive! I enjoyed seeing your photos!ReplyDelete