After leaving the Women`s Institute Monument just south of Kemble, we drove down and east through Owen Sound then headed home. You can tell by the lighting it was a bright glaring sunny day, but there was lots to aim my camera at.
You may not even understand this photo, but it's a spot I've been trying to get a photo of for 2 or 3 years. It's just a black hole in the ground, and it's always into the sun, but this is about as clear as it's going to get. This is a sinkhole, a hole in the limestone where water drains down and disappears. You can probably see the small depression and black hole that marks the low point. It then flows underground to the east and comes out at some point into Keefer Creek, which is half a mile away from here.
And this is Keefer Creek valley, where the water from that sinkhole emerges, off in the woods to the south. The creek crosses just at the low point of the valley.
Another spot of several, where the water is overflowing the tiny streams that in weeks will be back to being tiny streams!
And more escarpment limestone along the highway as we come up out of Keefer Creek valley.
Sometime after that we encounter another rock cut, the tallest along this roadf, as we pass the village of Woodford, located on a tiny curing sideroad to our left.
And after a few more miles we crest the hill at the now disappeared village of Bayview (wonder where it got that name!) and we get a stunning view over Georgian Bay.
Past more overflowing tiny streams.
And bright yellow weeping willows.
And an older style but very well pruned orchard.
Finally when we get home I spot these Daffodil and Dwarf iris leaves poking out of the ground. Those Iris (the last picture) are in bloom today, 5 days later.
Once those spring bulbs appear, you know that spring days are soon to be a lot warmer. Love the view out to the bay with a gentle hill down and up again.Was the road still a bit icy? And do you have to put snow tryes on for the winter, then change as warmer days arrive? Down here, snow tyres are sometimes changed for those who visit the southern skifields often. Up nearer us, chains are sometimes compulsory for the roads to the ski fields in the Central Plateau. One year we saw someone in the car park changing the whole set of tyres for the trip up the mountain road,.ReplyDelete
You had such a fine day for this trip. Glad you finally got a shot of that sinkhole.ReplyDelete
I forgot about the Karst up thataway. Did a bit of field trip way back when.ReplyDelete
Wonderful geography and views, including watershed documentation! Glad those little spring buds started shooting up too!ReplyDelete
The limestone along the side of the road almost looks like someone built a stone wall!!ReplyDelete
The bay looks beautiful! Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures of your drive.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing your area taken with your camera. Glad you are doing so well with that heavy beast! :-)ReplyDelete
Our glory-of-the-snow and some daffodils are blooming now -- spring's really here.ReplyDelete
What a view at Bayview! The rock cuttings are interesting too.ReplyDelete
Please send spring my way, winter is apparently holding it hostage. Thanks!
Hooray for spring flowers! Ours are blooming too.ReplyDelete
Ahhh yes, the wonderful views of early Spring. I too like that photo with Georgian Bay ahead of you. It's fascinating thinking about where water goes once it makes it's way underground only to surface again farther along. You are in the perfect area for that sort of thing..ReplyDelete
so many pretty things to see along the way. we see rock walls on a lot of our little trips, they are always beautiful!! my crocus and daffodils have bloomed, i am waiting for my tulips, it won't be long now!!ReplyDelete