We were down in the swamp when I left you, listening unsuccessfully for frogs calling. But there were several other things that caught my attention. We drove across the narrow bridge and turned at the corner. This is a popular put-in spot for canoeists, in the middle of a canoe route through the swamp, and the parking spots off the road were full - in April!
A nice view of the swamp we were leaving behind.
A closer shot shows the open channel of the river in the background, a route I've canoed several times in the past.
There are obviously beaver that live in the area, though they are probably what we call bank beaver, creating a home in the bank of the river rather than building a lodge in a pond.
The bark on this fallen willow caught Mrs. F.G.'s eye.
It's one of the better conversions I've seen, retaining its old belfry for the school bell and windows.
If it ever stops raining, we will explore the forest floor. Snow in the forecast too. Your excursion was a lovely one.ReplyDelete
Love the old school house.ReplyDelete
We have colts foot all over the place out back. The deer like to eat it!
Love the schoolhouse. That type of roof on the barn is a monitor roof found often on old factories too for ventilation. It refers to the smaller roof addition and usually the side windows could be opened.ReplyDelete
I love the old barn but the old school is definitely my favorite. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great pictures of the renovated schoolhouse. I could live there!ReplyDelete
That's a splendid conversion job on that old school, maintaining all the attractive features of the old building. It must cost a considerable sum to keep that belfry in good condition; they take a terrible pounding from the weather. I know this because there's a school near here that retains its old bell (despite an electric bell now being used to summon the children at the end of break time).ReplyDelete
Nice photo of the coltsfoot -- it's always hard to photograph since it's seldom open except in harsh light. That's a nice looking barn, I've never seen one of that design here, it seems to be a midwestern design.ReplyDelete
That is a very nice schoolhouse conversion, and I do like that barn.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tour...most enjoyable. Me too, would love to live in that school house. I like the barn design as well. Monitor...mmmm.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for the tour, I enjoyed seeing all of the photographs.ReplyDelete
The conversion on the old School House is lovely.
All the best Jan
I think I have seen several barns like that but I'll be darned if I can remember where I saw them.ReplyDelete
Pretty swamp pictures, can those two words be in the same sentence? :) Love that gray barn!ReplyDelete
Love the old schoolhouse!ReplyDelete